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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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An assertive Imperial Stout aged 12 weeks in bourbon barrels and conditioned on custom roasted Sidamo coffee from Lamplighter Roasting Company, Bourbon Sidamo showcases the signature flavors of whiskey, roasted malt and Ethiopian coffee. This robust stout displays a midnight hue with a caramel head and offers a dark chocolate character laced with hints of blueberry from this unique coffee bean, rounded out by charred White Oak infused by an angel’s share of Kentucky goodness.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (372) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
It had a light coffee taste that for heavier as it warmed. The carbonation was perfect. A little oak and some at the end. Very light feel in the mouth considering the style, It got thicker as it warmed. Crisp up front and meaty in the end. Bottle

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, coffee, wood, some vanilla, and some dark fruits. Alcohol well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle - 750ml corked and caged. Celebratory beer after the Manchester derby. The City of Manchester is RED! Black pour with a medium, foamy tan head. Lots of coffee, coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate roasted malt and soft booze int he aroma. Taste is slightly boozy with lots of vanilla, toasted coconut, roasted malt, dark oily coffee beans, hints of dark fruit and chocolate cake. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation, light stickiness and mild warmth. Ends with more dark coffee, toasted coconut, big vanilla, dark chocolate, brown sugar and roasted malt notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
Big bottle. Poured very dark small head. Vanilla, oak bourbon and coffee. OK but a bit over sweet

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (740) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a creamy, quickly fading light brown head. Aroma is a delicious blend of coffee, chocolate, light roasted malts. Flavor balanced a bit more on the coffee and roasted malts. Medium body and quite drinkable. Overall a very tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle... Pours pitch-black with glimmers of mahogany. The aroma features a luxuriant mélange of toffee, caramel, chocolate and dark fruits with a light splash of grain alcohol. I’m not picking up any coffee here. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. Deeply roasted mocha, bourbon and caramel shine brightly in the flavor. Warming, boozy, slightly buttery finish. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
4/8/2015. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Boozy aromas with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Mellow, sweet, sappy flavors, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2332) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
Red hued very dark, tan foam scant. Sweet cocoa, vanilla, fruit, some alcohol heat, tobacco, tannic astringency, wood, alcohol throat burn

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2015
750 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (2015 Release). Very dark brown, nearly black, pour with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. Wonderful taste of coffee, oak, whiskey, chocolate cake, coconut, and vanilla. Boozy, warm finish with lingering bitterness from the roasted malt and oak aging. A nicely done barrel aged imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3466) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
EBF Boston mars 2015. Un liquide brun foncé comme il se doit. Un nez de bourbon, de café, de chocolat. Le bourbon est assez imposant. La bouche est sur le même registre que le nez avec des notes chaleureuses de bourbon vanillé et de chocolat. Une finale chaude et puissante.


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