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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6709) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
sample at Crabapples bottle share, fuller bodied black pour. vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark roast, a tad of nuttiness. nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dennoman (20) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle ??/300, courtesy of Mark @ Sloshfest. Some vanilla and oak in both the aroma and taste. Its an okay bourbon stout, but definitely not worth chasing down, being as hard to find as it is. For something this rare, its not going to set the world on fire.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2012 vintage. Bottle 254/300. Looks perfect on the pour- opaque dark brown, small brown head that settles into a ring and leaves some spots of lace. The aroma is a little too fruity. Thats the first sign of trouble. It has butter, vanilla, molasses, and then some plum-like fruit. Not really getting much of the barrel or the base stout. The flavor really shows that infection has set in. Tons of plums, berries, and soy, with some vanilla, molasses, and earth. The tartness lingers in the way, way back of the palate. Almost an umami kind of sensation. Full-bodied, with low carbonation. I know this is a great beer. I can sense it. It just got infected. Such a bummer. Ill re-rate next time I get a hold of it at the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber at Darkness Day 2013. Sweet and rich nose. Inside dark fruit rich taste. So good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured jet black with with a moderate forming egg-shell/off-white head. Nice roast and woody oak notes here. Dense sweetness that added complexity with all the bourbon and toasted grains. Dark chocolate, vanilla, and bitter-sweet molasses. Some nuttiness but I would say that the barrel was more of the highlight here over the black walnuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Somehow, a 3 litre of this beer showed up at Hill Farmstead and was split like 50 ways from a generous guy. 3 litres of OoA? WOW. Appearance was glossy oily and refined. no head of course given the size of that damn bottle. Nose was burnt chocolate and cinnamon buns. Smokiness is a bit of a downer. Taste is very smoky but in a clean chocolate smores sort of way. heavy finish and very memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. The bouquet is roasty with big walnuts alongside fudge and lactic acid. Medium to full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor offers fudge, toasted nuts and a mild note of lactic acidity. Finishes nutty, chocolaty and lightly tart. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle from Reserve Society- pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, coffee, vanilla, booze, wood, some nutty sweetness. Flavor is similar- roast, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some booze, nutty sweetness, and a hint of wood. Light to medium in body for the style and lingering nutty sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6624) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours black in color with a medium sizedfine beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, some black walnut nutty character, wood, bourbon and vanilla. The flavor has much of the same and shows a nice integration of flavors. Some tannin character from the wood shows. Reports of infection were not noticed. In fact, this was very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2332) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours jet black with no head, aroma of coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is tart oak chocolate and vanilla. Not my favorite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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