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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Aged in bourbon whiskey barrels to add a wonderful complexity to our massive American Double Imperial Stout. This barrel aging imparts memorable buttery, vanilla-like, and savory whiskey character, making this one of our most complex beers we’ve ever brewed. Another testament to our hard work and dedication in bringing our customers the very best.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 650ml (PBF IX)
Dark opaque brown color, small brown head. Cocoa and boubon vanilla in the nose. Full-bodied. Cocoa liquer, licorice, roasted maltyness, vanilla. Alcohol .... Very demanding beer but good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3700) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
650ml bottle @ PBF IX

Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, vanilla, wood, oak, coffee, dark chocolate and syrup. Taste is heavy, full bodied and roasty with loads of syrup, dark chocolate, coffee and wood with some oak and bourbon. Finish is heavy, sticky and sweetish with some syrup, dark chocolate and woody oakiness. Quite massive and heavy, the barrel notes are pretty subtle here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
65 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ
Aroma has licorice, some dark chocolate and some bourbon tones with vanilla and wood. Flavour has somewhat stinging alcohol, srtrong woody tones, vanilla, truffles and mocha. Also some bitter rubbery tones. Were the alcohol or whisky tones less intrusive, this could be great. But now this is just good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
650 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Thanks me, myself & I. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, wooden tartness, bourbon and sweetness. Flavour of roasted malts, rich wooden tartness, strong grassy bitterness, salty licorice, dark chocolate, biscuit, whiskey and raisin. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Complex and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (532) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Color negro opaco con espuma beige oscuro. Aromas tostados, licor, frutos rojos. Cuerpo denso, inicio dulce y afrutado, al que se une el sabor del whisky y la madera, seguido por un equilibrado amargor tostado. Finalmente, el trago aporta una intensa calidez. Excelente.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (1019) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
Aroma of rrrrroasted malts, oak, bourbon, touch of vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee. Flavour is roasty, some sweetness, bourbon, earthy, alcohol. I love Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts that go easy on the vanilla sweetness and this one just hits the right marks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3306) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
650 ml bottle. Midnight black with mocca colored head. Aroma of oily black malts, bourbon, sweet notes and alcohol. Taste is bourbon, boozy, bourbon, sweet sherry notes, astringent coffee notes and darkest of dark chocolate. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (304) - , California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is lots of chocolate, dark malt notes with vanilla and light wood. Nice smooth full body with a long dark chocolate finish. Great beer but not sure if I could drink a full pint of this, its very rich.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (1950) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
Pours black with low deep reddish tan head. Aroma of muscovado, dates, port barrel, vanilla, milk chocolate, almost no roasty notes but very pleasant! Taste is port and fruit sweet with vanilla and milk chocolate followed by a long light bitter dark chocolate finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft at the testing room. Pours pitch black with thin mocha head. Aroma of oak, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, roast. Full body, really creamy, slightly oily texture. A bit hot with strong bourbon nots but a noticeably fuller body when tried next to BORIS


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