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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Batch one: Imperial stout aged for 8 months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels

Batch two: Blend of various barrel-aged stouts


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Tap at the brewery during RBWG 2013. Pours clear brown with a fine, beige cream head. Pretty tasty stuff overall, medium to big sweetness but not cloying, light woody dryness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty clean for such a big boy. Good bourbon and cocoa. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9064) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft... RBWGJAX2013... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The aroma is a swirl of coconut, vanilla and fudge. Full-bodied and velvety with airy carbonation. The bold, acrid flavor supplies intertwined notes of burnt mocha and blackstrap molasses. There is a long, slow fade of the hearty flavors rather than an abrupt finish. In my book, this brew pulls up just shy of being world class. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
22oz, purple waxed bottle, via trade. pours a deep, dark brown with garnet highlights that sits black in the glass capped by a whispy beige head. aroma is truly excellent, right up my alley, with big, sweet barrel notes of vanilla, graham crackers, brown sugar, and spice cake backed by chocolate icing, roast, and light espresso. flavor is delicious as well with the dark chocolate, roast, and expresso notes of the stout taking a front seat to the subtle notes of toasted barrel, vanilla beans, bourbon, and brown sugar with a touch of dry pecans on the back end. palate is a touch thinner than i’d like but still holds up very well with light carbonation and a hint of warmth. overall, this beer was a great use of those woodford barrel and is damn tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle @ Bill’s house. Thanks Bill! Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Woody, sweet bourbon, chocolate, toffee aroma. Delicious caramel, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon flavor. Nice stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Thanks to GT2! Really well integrated bourbon imperial stout; vanilla, chocolate ganache, espresso, but the stout characters still shine through with the oaky sweetness only adding a delightful touch, not a blanketing flavor profile. Smooth and rich. Damn good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4991) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Brown black pour with faomy head. Large burnt coffee, BB, and coffee aroma. Smooth chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and abv flavors. Medium full bodied with smooth carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks GT2! Poured a dark ruby brown color with a small, wispy tan head. Aroma is some nice barrel notes, roasted, with plenty of sweetness. Plenty of toffee notes, caramel notes with some chocolate. This was pretty damn good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Near black, thin tan head. Nose is heavy roast and oat, light chocolate. Flavor is cola and sugar, light roast and faintest oxidation in finish, chocolate hints. Thin and sticky, bit sugary.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Medium brown head, cola dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bourbon, roast, dark chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, dark chocolate, light wood, Bourbon. Medium-full body, low carbonation, light stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Pretty much black color, small beige head. Aroma of Hershey bar. Taste is whisky, chocolate syrup. Lots of whiskey.


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