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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2011: Imperial version of Twilight of the Idols brewed with coffee and spices, aged in Bourbon Barrels. ABV varies by vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1734) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours a really dark brown with a thin beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel and coffee. Taste is sweet but backed by some roastiness. Flavors of honey and coffee. Bourbon is more restrained than I thought it would be. Some spicy freshness. Carbonation is low, mouthfeel full. Alcohol is quite apparent but not disturbing. Great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2012 bottle from Tommy, thanks man! Mind blowing aroma of, coffee, vanilla, oak and something else I can’t quite place. Taste is a bit of cinnamon up front, thin mouthfeel, some bourbon oak notes, a bit of extra sweetness, nice bitter sweet aftertaste. A fantastic porter for a cold winter day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JesseinVT (12) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Birth of tragedy 2013, bourbon barrel aged & in 500mL bottle. Brewed with honey & coffee. Delicious- complex but well balanced. The beer is sweet and the high alcohol content is noticable as a warmth on the palate, but does not detract from the drinkability. I'm sensing as much flavor from the aging in bourbon barrels as from the coffee. There are is also a dark fruit/ cherry character. Love it, so worth the drive through a snowstorm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2012 vintage Dark brown, flat appearing beer. Smells decadent: vanilla, oak, nougat, more vanilla, bits of graham, some cocoa, a hint of dark fruits. A really nice nose. Flavor follows suite - really fine dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, bits of minced licorice, some leather. The flavor is really nice also. Mouthfeel: this is where the beer falls apart. While full bodied with a silky feel, not even a swish through the teeth makes this bubbly, slightly wet. A real treat - with carbonation this would be hard to beat, honestly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11321) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
22oz bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering-tight lt brown-black. A-bourbon, roasty med malt, sweet dk fruit. T-bourbon, roasty med malt, sweet dk fruit-cherry, earthy/spice hops. 3.8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
My first HF, courtesy of Mikem409. Nose of bourbon, sweet cherries. I can’t get over the soft, smooth mouthfeel on this beer. Light carbonation. Taste of dark chocolate, cherry, caramel cream. Nice long lingering finish with slight bourbon notes. One of the better beers I’ve had in a while. The water source they have is golden. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from trade with MtGoat, cheers! This was the 11% 2011 version (and this is not from my long backlog, but from yesterday). Black with a small beige head. Aroma: sweet licorice, chocolate, bourbon, smooth roast. Taste: licorice, creamy chocolate, bourbon, wood, light vinous, fudge, so very smooth and well balanced. Medium bodied, very smooth. Ah, this was so nice, actually didn’t expect to like this as much as I did.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Shared by some cool dude at Sante. Low carb, molasses, huge port, chocolate syrup, spicy oak. Almost still on the palate, syrupy and delicious. Great drying woody finish after that rich raisin port blast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (3947) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle tasting with Kaufmanised; pitch black pour with thin beige head, sweet aroma with a whiff of bourbon, sweet taste with a hint of caramel coffee a trace of bourbon some vanilla, with some spice, well balanced, excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8995) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2012 bottle. Pours a brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and coconut. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, roasted malt and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a chocolate and coconut aftertaste. Good beer all around.

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