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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
12 oz bottle: Lasting dark tan head, on top of an opaquely black body. Aromas of Chocolate, roasty, and deeply caramel malts dominate. Bourbon-y notes of vanilla and a touch of woody oak. There is just a touch of soy sauce to compliment the complexity. Some brown sugar notes come into play as it warms. Dark fruity esters are always a welcome visitor to imperial stouts, and they are generous. The flavor starts sweetly malty, but lends to a dry, well balanced finish. Roasty and a bit of dark grain acidity, as we as some alcohol dryness, help to balance malts as well. Flavors are much the same as the aroma. Full bodied, warming alcohol, and subdued carbonation enhance the beer's overall character. Fantastic beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (5054) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Green Session - black coloured pour with a good tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted and sweet malty, with chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, splash of vanilla, bourbon infused wooden nuances, nice sweet and bitter roasted balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1587) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Holy flat pour. No head. Thick liquid. Black. Huge bourbon notes in the nose. Oaky. Taste is semi sweet and only very lightly bitter. Flavors of dill weed marshmallows roasted over a chat pit. Also big vanilla notes with some oaky chocolate. Over the top amount of bourbon. Booze not well hidden. Not as good as Bells Saturn I just had. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1372) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2015
375 mL bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a medium black with a thinner light tan head with a couple fingers of lace. The aroma is big on woodiness and a nice booze. There is a light vanilla and bourbon presence but the aroma of the stout is drown out by the scent of the barrel. The flavor is really good. Definite walnut presence with the roasted malts. There is a light green wood presence and a nice booze presence. The finish is a little sweet. The mouth feel is thin and oily. There is a nice roast balance carrying along with the bourbon barrel additions. The aftertaste is lingeringly woody with not much else happening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 4, 02/05/2015. Black topped with a dirty tan swirl. Nose is tangy dark fruits, subtle bourbonics, sweet licks, toffee, chocolate. Taste comprises rich bourbon notes, chocolate, charr, roast, dark fruits. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol. Solid BA impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (13465) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
CBC. Very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, sweet, hop, oak and a medium bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Pours a deep viscous burnt umber color with a finger plus of khaki foam. Nose is deep lush brownie batter with nuances of nutty bourbon, vanilla, licorice and earthy bakers chocolate. Palate follows with a rich silky mouthfeel and layers of sweet yet balanced flavors. Soft, chewy and delicious from beginning to end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Black pour thin tan head lots of viscous oil on the glass .... Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, roasted malts and a bit boozy ..... Taste is of Chocolate, candi sugar, vanilla, oak, little nutty, bourbon, roasted malts ... Definitely feeling some booze ... Mouthfeel is slick oily and thick ...... Finish is dry oaky and sweet .... Very well done imperial stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1735) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle pour opaque black with rapidly dissipating small tan head. Nose Bourbon, roast, earthy, toffee, but mostly Bourbon. Taste sweeter flavors up front, dark fruit, vanilla, and Bourbon. Some toffee mid palate. Finish similar to early, with a little more vanilla. Excellent mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (14809) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
CBC. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 020515

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