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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dark bronze color. Malt and bourbon on the nose. Intense hops cut by soft wood, nuances of nut and caramel sweetness. Aged 20 months in bourbon barrels.
2014 vintage - 9.4% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Draft at Old Fashioned. Deep brown-red color. Oily head. Some hops in the aroma, but seem covered up in thick malt. Bourbon really takes over. Very malty. Solid hop backbone, with this is closer to Barleywine than IIPA. Lots of fruity caramel tones. A little underwhelming flavorwise, while overwhelming in body. Begins to finish scotchy and smoky, a little fig. OK, but not that impressive overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Standard long neck. Great label. Foggy tea - colored brew with a small khaki head. Very malty aroma with caramel, wood, dark sugars. Woody and a little boozy up front. Some peat and leather. Vanilla. Acidic, not too sweet. This is barleywine. Heavyish body. Warming. Finishes out a little syrupy with peppery hops and wood. New Leaf Market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at Romans and my last beer of 2010. Ruby red with a medium foamy tan head and a ring of lace around the glass. Aroma if bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and light floral hops. Taste is very oaky right out the gate with vanilla, citrus, bourbon, alcohol and caramel as well. Pretty smooth with a moderate bitter finish. Not overly boozy and not as hoppy as I anticipated but overall pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Very balanced but very nice hop profile. Oak, if any is subtle. It adds to, rather than is the main component. Nice bitter grassy hops. Vanilla. Medium mouthwatering mouthfeel. I do not usually like a BA IPA because it normally does not work. This one did.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3157) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy red amber, medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Flavor follows, full sweet, light bitter, rich, bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark sugars. Full body, creamy, lingering bitterness. Nice, but this is a barley wine...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2426) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Nearing the end of this year’s batch at Green Bay according to Joe K., while sampled at the upstairs tasting lounge bar, displaying a brownish copper color, with a creamy, off white head, and wavey cling to the lacing. The aroma was some malt sweetness, resin, citrus, noticeable bourbony alcohol, and a touch of dark fruit. The flavor contributed medium hop bitterness, moderate carbonation, a medium+ body, decent alcohol warmth, a bit of cask wood flavor, and a slightly dry finish. The DIPA hop bite was a little past prime, as the malt sweetness was starting to mellow the effect. Still nicely potent, with the Barleywine comparison not too far off. Next time, shared a 16 oz. bottle with craft friends, poured to snifters, with a similar appraisal, noticed more grapefruit, and barrel influenced coconut in both aroma & taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark amber almost copper with an off white head, the aroma was pretty malty a little bit of dark fruit mixed in with the hops, some bourbon shows through but is pretty subtle, I get that this is an imperial ipa, but this is so malty and caramel forward with a kick of bourbon I would of rather had them called an American strong ale or something, the heat builds in the finish, it’s just a straight malt bomb with some sweet vanilla and a touch of bourbon in the finish, ugh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2226) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Poured this a bit on the cold side. Modest head, some lace. Clear dark amber color. Hops, Caramel, hint of skunk. Plus oak and bourbon come out in the flavor. More bitter than sweet in the palate. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft in snifter - nose is woody. Sip adds all kinds of flavor wow! Ok: bourbon, citrus, caramel, and something I just can’t put my finger on. Bitter for sure with a strange sweetness. Sticky and not like any DIPA I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sampled at the Milwaukee brewpub in January 2011 labeled as Whiteout Imperial IPA. Clear ruby with a thin wispy head. Vibrant nose full of red fruit and bourbon. A definitive aged note from the oak and. Bourbon. Very much like cotton candy and sherry. More like a barleywine in flavor. Alcohol spice red fruit flavors juicy fruit with that oak and bourbon. Dry alcohol finish. 9/4/8/4/15

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