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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
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Imperial Cream Stout Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels from Journeyman Distillery


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a dark brown with beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is booze, vanilla, and oak. Slick mouthfeel with sweet roast, bourbon, and light rye. Decent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
From notes. 12 oz bottle shared during a sharing of the Advent Calendar (conclusion!) on March 30. The pour is black as night with a dark khaki that settles to a ring with no lace. The aroma is strong on the front end and fades through a good licorice character and into the rye whiskey spiciness.There is a good spicy heat on the back end. The flavor is pretty solid. There is a good creamy licorice dominance on the front, and it moves through a great dark fruit presence to a well-hidden heat on the back end. The mouth feel is cream, thick, well carbonated. The aftertaste is creamy, dry, roasty, with a spicy whiskey burn

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1271) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle as an extra from Tim. Big time thanks! Pours black with a big fluffy dark brown head that pops out of my Teku glass. Some roast and sweet lactose aroma, a little chocolate, a bit of bourbon booze. Plenty of rye whiskey here on top of a big roasty stout. Some dark chocolate notes, a bit of dark fruit, and some more mellow whiskey. Lingering roast and like oak left on the palate. Rich mouthfeel supported by what I assume is lactose that sweetens things up a bit. Low to medium carbonation. A really nice beer with good balance between roast, sweet, and spicy rye whiskey notes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Black pour with a huge tan head. Aroma is pure boozy whiskey with maybe some underlying chocolate. Taste is heavy whiskey with darker malt that comes across as cherry medicinal. Relatively light mouthfeel for the ABV. Whatever the base beer was it was crushed by the barrel treatment. Rough one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Nice, whisky nose plus brown sugar, caramel, and sticky toffee pudding. This is barrel forward, but pretty balanced, and focused on the charred edges of the barrel, not the boozy grain alcohols. What starts with a lot of toasted oak finishes with a rich malt sugariness, almost more on the dark English Strong Ale end of things, but picking up roasted malt in the finish. The spirit character is of high quality and well integrated into the beer. I think this one of the better barrel-aged Imperial Stouts I’ve had a in a long while and am remembering why they’re fun to drink. {After note, a lot of users have noted diacetyl problems with this. I, unfortunately, seem to have a very high diacetyl detection threshold (see Heavyweight Black Ocean), so I didn’t find any diacetyl detracting from the quality of this beer}

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (16) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
An Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. The bourbon and alcohol are prominent on both the nose and palate. Good roasted coffee and raisin flavors. The base stout is good but not outstanding, lacking the complexity of flavors to be a great beer. However solid and a quite good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2315) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a black/brown color, with a modest layer of brownish tan head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing, The aroma was roasted notes, with a variety of hints that had some barrel influence, as vanilla, marshmallow, artificial banana, and almond extract. The taste remained roasty, adding some treacly sweetness, and potent, whiskey-like alcohol, propelled by soft carbonation, in a better than medium body. An interesting and flavorful slant on the style.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
frank0830 (58) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Cream stout aged in rye whiskey barrels? More like rye whiskey with a little cream stout. This needs to be sealed with some wax and put away for a few years and revisited. Way too over powering. Nice lacing, nice head. Hints of vanilla, toffee and chocolate. Coffee on the back of the palate. Again, way too hot, almost too much to enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophaze (171) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a jet black with dark tan head and great lacing. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and butterscotch? Taste very smooth. Bourbon followed by cream. Very good! ----Hophaze out

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 Bottle been in my fridge since kbs weekend. Lots of bourbon aroma and taste but not boozy or burning. Very sweet. Might be the sweetest bourbon stout ive had. Almost like a shot of baieys in there.


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