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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
750ml bottle into a snifter. A: Pours a very dark cola brown color that looks distressingly thin. The head starts off at about one fingers of a light khaki shade, but settles down to a thin collar after a short while. Not much lacing, as expected. S: No one note jumps out at me - rather, they tend to meld together quite well. I pick up some vanilla, touches of black coffee, chocolate, cream, molasses, and brown sugar. The bourbon presence is very subtle. T: The first sip seems to reveal the bourbon tones, only for the second sip to wash over that with mild coffee notes. After vanilla initially opens the palate, it develops strong nutty flavors in the middle before it finishes with some bitter coffee and maybe a speck of roasted barley. I think the coffee is stale here - though to be fair, it’s not the freshest bottle so I’ll let it slide. It doesn’t have an annoying vegetal component, at least. Well balanced and enjoyable. M: It’s texture is rather thin and even fragile, without much softness to make up for it. The finish is rather sweet and sticky; in spite of that, the drinkability is actually quite dangerous partly thanks to strong carbonation. The underwhelming body still kind of irks me, though. O: I have two quibbles here: it’s not very ’stout-y’, and it’s way too thin. Otherwise, this is a decent BA coffee stout that focuses more on balance than big, bold flavor. At its price, though, I probably won’t buy another bottle, except for usage as trade bait.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12216) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sweet coffee, chocolate and soft bourbon aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium complex bourbon sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where just met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7220) - Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2015
750 ml bottle from Nimbleprop shared with Tmoney99.. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head that disappeared quickly. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark fruits, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, light woody character, seems a bit thin for a beer with this much going on, perhaps a light hint of tart character to the fruit, coffee could be a bit stronger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2021) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2015 Tap. Jet black. Vanilla, coffee, oak, and bourbon in the aroma. Flavor is the same, a little ashy and sticky vanilla. Thicker body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (195) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
On tap at the ChurchKey in Washington D.C. The nose features coffee, tree bark and bourbon. On tap there was a very thin tan head. This is a really tasty creation from a small brewery. There is a rich bourbon presence, adding to a significant hop profile, vanilla, and chocolate fudge. There is a t ouch of cream to it, and a clean mouth feel. The body and taste thin out a little early though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle @ Grand Tasting RBSCSG 2015. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty woody coffee aroma. Roasted malty woody coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5665) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Pretty nice. Bourbon is nice here. Pours black with OK head. Chocolate and lots of roast. Some caramel. Some coffee. Thick and syrupy. Bitter finish with hint of sweetness. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Blackish pour with a tan head. Nose has caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet, roasty, coffee, with vanilla and dark chocolates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 cons 2015-07-11 Göteborg AR: bourbon vanilla, white sugar, oky, dark chocolate AP: dark brownm stouty head F: fizzy, dark syrup, black chocolate, dry, bourbon vanilla, sugary feeling

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Black with tanned head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, figs, raisin, vanilla. Sweet with big body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG -15 Dark brown with a small, tan head. Sweetish coffee-beans and chcooalte in the aroma. Sweet and vinous flavour with dried figs and raisins.

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