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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Handcrafted Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Barrels from Cleveland, Ohio.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Yes, it pours pitch black. It forms a head of about one-fingers worth of light brown colored foam. This dissipates, rather quickly, leaving a thin, filmy, surface covering. The lacing is in tiny spots, but rather sticky. No surprises in the nose. Big notes of chocolates and coffees. Good presence of oakiness and roasted malt notes. Light hints of booze and dark fruits. Good god, thatís good. This is super balanced and delicious. Dark roasted coffee beans, some of them covered in dark chocolate, are having a great time swimming around in the chocolate milk pool. The lifeguard, brown sugar, who is wearing his famous caramel bathing suit, dips in from time to time, just to check things out. The figs and plums are sunbathing by the side of the pool, while the cherries are sitting on the edge, dangling into the milky goodness. Someone is having a cookout, because I get notes of oak and hints of smoke, also. This one is full-bodied with a mild level of carbonation. It has a light creaminess to it, which makes it very silky-smooth and lucious. Okay, the 9.00%abv helps it have a mild warming effect, on the way down. Other than that though, the abv is almost undetected. The smoothness, of body and flavor, make this one super easy to drink. If anything, Iíd say that this beer is probably under-hyped. Itís that good.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollsrace (37) - - AUG 9, 2014
Awesome! ! Strong beer with chocolate and bourbon highlights it also has a coffee finish. like most stouts it opens up when warm. Bought at brewery limited release $12 a 22oz bottle

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4429) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Bottle from trade with fonefan, many thanks.Almost black color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, plums, licorice, alcohol. Taste, roasted malt, coffee beans, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Warming alcohol. Long chocolate finish. Extremely tasty beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1218) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, shared by Cuso. Pours nearly black color, small dark beige head. Aroma of sherry, chocolate, coffee, alcohol is clear, blueberries, plums, vanilla. Taste is full of plums, blueberries, chocolate, coffee, sweet cocoa, vanilla, really sweet, lightly bitter, warming alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet, blueberry, plums and vanilla. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (940) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
355cl bottle in a trade thanks a lot to matt! shared it with a good friend. poured a black colour with no real head. aromaís of chocolate, oak, vanilla, sweet bourbon notes, hazlenuts, toffee, roasted malt notes, great balanced sweet bourbon flavours. it itís defenetly not the best BA stout in itís style. weak body, and a bit of a watery mouthfeel and aftertaste. should be a lot more thicker with some more abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is dark brown with a tight toffee colored head. Nose is light bourbon and wood, fair bit of sweet milk chocolate, hints of anise and chewy caramel. Taste has more wood, lots. Fairly forward bourbon notes, lots of rich milk chocolate and some sweeter caramel type malt. Full bodied, thick and creamy with strong carbonation and some alcohol burn through the finish. Heavy on the bourbon and wood side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (86) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2014
This was a 2014 iteration. Poured a muddy brown with a thin dissapating head. Nose was bourbon, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and tobacco. I soon as I drank it, the bourbon was front and center and dominated pretty much every thing else. It also had some roasted chocolate notes but primarily bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1419) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is deep brown/red with no head. Aroma and flavor of bourbon, oak, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, and brown sugar. Finish is sweet and roasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Dr. Silverworm. RBSG. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, dark cherry, roast chocolate, vanilla and oak. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle - Chocolate, cocoa and dark malts. Jet black with a light brown head. Roast malts, light chocolate and some barrel notes. Well balanced and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (576) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
2012 vintage, bottle from alexisdad06, thanks man! Thick black pour, about one finger of nice mocha head. Aroma, oak, vanilla, coffee, lots of barrel, very nice. Taste, a bit thin on the mouthfeel, some oak, ash, vanilla, caramel and bourbon, plenty of roasted malts, finishes with a bit of ash at the throat. Overall, not bad, a bit thin but very nice overall.


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