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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


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11812) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11533) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2013
on tap-brown-black. A-molasses/anise-dk malt, wood, some spirits, dk fruit. T-molasses/anise/fudge-dk malt, wood, some spirits, dk fruit, some eathy hops. Sipping.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10969) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Thanks to Dr. Owl for this one. Black our with no head to speak of. Bourbon, vanilla, and brown sugar. Some chocolate, molasses, and a bit of dark fruit on the nose. Lightly vinous. Flavor is nicely sweet and fairly heavy on the bourbon/barrel. Some vanilla, brown sugar, and chocolate cake. A bit of molasses and dark fruit sweetness as well. Light roasted malt flavor. Pretty decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9160) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9077) - 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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Tap at Intuition and later lots of pours from a growler. Far and away the best beer Intuition has made to date save for their Anniversary IPA, Underdark is essentially bourbon barrel King Street Stout. The pour is deep cola looking black with a healthy, creamy tan head. Nice swathes of lace. Nose is fruity berries, lacto sugar, milk chocolate. Needs to warm up a bit. Taste is very silky, lots of rich bourbon and chocolate ganache. No booziness or oak tannins. Spent just the right amount of time in the barrel. Rich, beautiful, fuller body. Great stuff. I recommended this one to a two different people who walked into the brewery taproom and both said it was the best beer they had ever had in their life. Well, it’s certainly the best beer ever made in Jacksonville, FL so kudos to Ben et al for the masterpiece.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks GT2! Dark black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought nice dark chocolate, vanilla, some oatmeal notes, nice sweet oak, bourbon in there, nice hints of spice, touch of coffee. Taste is a mix of mocha, dark chocolate, sweet cocoa powder, nice oak, vanilla, and bourbon compliments well, finishing fairly sweet, but nice and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12/7/11. Growler thanks to Tim! Black pour, maybe dark brown under light, under a small tan head that sticks. Rich aroma of milk chocolate and a touch of coffee with alcohol, a bit of bourbon, and cinnamon/spice of some sort. Slightly sour flavor at first with lingering chocolate and coffee. Time shows milk chocolate and a hint of barrel character, but it’s subtle. Not bad!


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