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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared by CLevar - thanks! Black pour, thin. Some tan head. Nose is really nice bourbon malt and caramel. Tobacco and toffee, malty and bittersweet finish. Good but something is missing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bomber shared by Caleb - thanks! Deep brown pour. Aroma is bourbon and ashy wood, but there’s a sourness coming in here that isn’t wonderful. Good, but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very rich and oily two centimetre tall strong brown head. No light permeates the beer, even at an angle - fully opaque. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla, oak, cedar, coffee, earth, caramel, toffee, cognac and whiskey - strong and pungent. Full-bodied; Rich roasted malt flavours at first with a very slick and oily feel showing a ton of vanilla up front with a good oak, cedar and cognac flavour right afterwards and a lot of rich raisin and pit frut sweetness near the finish. Aftertaste shows a good mix of alcohol, oak barrel flavours and a good strong stout backbone - no real faults here. If you like the cognac and whiskey flavours, then you’ll really enjoy this one. Overall, a good oak-based imperial stout with some solid flavours and a smooth yet pungent complexity - great to have! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Trader Joe’s in Falls Church (Bailey’s Crossroads), Virginia on 06-March-2014 for US$12,99 sampled at home after quitting my very first job after college after 10+ years on 25-July-2014.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at the Beechner Blind Beer Bash. Lots of cherry and fruitiness in the nose. Flavor is very fruity as well, with a hint of barrel character- just booze with a touch of vanilla. ok, but fruitiness seems to dominate. weird

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
From the July 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was tangy and malty anise, chocolate and wood. The flavor was tart red wine, coconut, vanilla, toasty malts, anise and a boozy presence. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and fairly creamy. Booziness lingers. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (254) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Justin, thanks! Pours a dark espresso color with no head. Aroma is roasted coffee, caramel, bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, cherry. Taste is slightly sweet chocolate-covered espresso bean, oak, orange zest, bourbon. Long, boozy finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (801) - - MAY 21, 2014
Dark, nearly black pour. Coffee and bourbon mostly in the aroma. Taste of black coffee, vanilla, wood. Bourbon far more prominent in the nose. Thick body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Good bourbon aroma. Reddish brown, still above average carbonation. Bitterness in finish. Very coconut.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (969) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Draft at rustico, pours a low head and carb black. Aroma is roast and coffee, taste is lacking much bourbon, so it tastes watered down, dissapointing

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
50belair (2240) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Turpentine, paint thinner, and caramel notes. Below average body and mouthfeel.


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