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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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, that’s 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, I’d say that this beer is probably under-hyped. It’s that good.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
July 28, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2014, tasting at jtclockwork’s, thanks for sharing!
Dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate, coffee, some toffee, vanilla, oak, toasted coconut, bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter with sweet toffee, vanilla, raisins in the finish along with, oak, toasted coconut and some bitter roasted notes and a hint of warming bourbon. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2016
aroma is coffee and roasted grains. flavor is well balanced, some chocolate, some coffee, and some bourbon. pours brown with a thin tan head. had at lincoln station.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3307) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2015 bottle. Thanks Miguel. Aroma is sweetened bourbon, molasses, and chocolate. Tastes like bourbon and cocoa with light smoke and chocolate. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dal9000 (454) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
At DHT. Pours black with a small sticky head. Tastes creamy with a slight chocolate vanilla cocoa taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Opaque deep brown, minimal head. Strong vanilla, some tannic oak, alcohol, light earthiness. Quite bitter, some initial lighter sweetness, progressing to very dry. Medium heavy body, long finish. Low carbonation. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Medium thickness mouthfeel. Dark black body with a lighter brown thin head. Aroma is a dull cocoa smell. Good chocolate taste with hints of caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Draft at Hopcat GR - 2013 vintage - pours an oily black with thin tan head . Sweet bourbon and roasted barley aroma . Taste brings hints of oak , sweet bourbon that is balanced by loads of roasted barley , even a little dried dark fruit . Excellent . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (369) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2014 Bottle I had stored for about a year. Wish I had bought one for immediate consumption for comparison because this is fantastic. Poured a pitch black with a thin Khaki head that dissipates immediately. Aroma is wonderful. Up front your getting your bourbon. Oak, Vanilla, anise, smoke, and dark chocolate. Flavor is bourbon and chocolate cake.. Full bodied. Very slick texture. alcohol is present with a slight dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6058) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Swee, roasted, barrel aromas. Chocolate, roasted, bourbon and sweet flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2388) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown almost black like oil with just a little thinner viscosity and khaki colored head. Bourbon, roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bourbon warmth and chocolatey depth.


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