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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Stout brewed with Black Walnuts and Dark Belgian Candi Sugar and aged in a bourbon barrel. First released as beer #5 in the 2012 STAFF membership program.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5351) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to George. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is roast, dark chocolate, wood, and bourbon. Thin mouth, roast, chocolate, light booze, hides alcohol well, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34358) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, caramelish. Caramelish, sweet and toffee flavoured. Lingering malty and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (455) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Sample at CBC 2015. Pours dark with low brown head. Aroma and Taste has vanilla, bourbon, Nuts, Notes of coffe, and some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5630) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at CBC 2015. Black with a small tan head. Very nice with bourbon, chocolate, some nuts, dark malt and some light vanilla. Warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
At CBC. Poured deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweet vanilla, roast malt, chocolate and fudge. Full body, flavour as the aroma, sweet berries, light toffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1783) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Pours dark with low brown head Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, figs, dades Taste has vanilla, bourbon, sweet figs, dades, warming alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (870) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Tasty bourbon barrel brew. This is an amazing stout aged perfectly in bourbon barrels. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2602) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
The great showdown! Drinking this vs the regular one at CBC 2015. Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light nuts and muscovado. Taste is bourbon and vanilla sweet, with boozy sweet finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. Very sweet, but I like it better than the regular one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Deep brown black... Thin tan lacing... Dark roast malts.. Soft bourbon coconut nose... Dark roast.. Big chocolate.. Dark sweet roast.. Big chocolate roast.. Long soft bourbon roast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UrbanCaveman (155) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~45 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a deep, dark black, forming a few patches of bubbles along the lower edges of the glass, and forms a thick, long-lived head of a dark khaki, verging towards actual brown. Lacing is, as one would expect, impressive. Smell: The aroma is almost tangible. Deep, rich dark chocolate, plummy fruits, newly tanned leather, and roasted nuts all swirl out of the glass, in gorgeous unison. Taste: Oddly, less complex than the scent led me to believe. Theres a distinct heat and astringency from the ABV, which likely fades if one is not drinking a freshly released bottle. Underneath that, there is a smooth, delicious stout, with flavor notes including dark chocolate, fig, plum, bitter earth, walnut, and leather. Id like to try this again with some age on it. Mouthfeel: Oddly light for an imperial stout, presenting itself as crushable rather than full, rich, and sticky. Overall: Not my favorite Jackie-Os stout - that award currently goes to their Dark Apparition. That being said, this has scads of promise for developing into something truly spectacular with a bit of age, so Ill be picking up some more bottles to cellar. Ill revisit it once I try some aged.

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