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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Staff Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted nuts, candy sugar and bourbon alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bourbon sweet roasted black malt flavor with a heavy sweet and small bourbon alcohol bite finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9089) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sample from 2012 bottle #324/348 at the Jackie O’s / food paring on 02/16/2013: Pours brownish-black with a minimal off-white head that disappears to a sparse outer ring quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, bourbon and nuts. Full-bodied with flavors of bourbon, chocolate malt and roasted nuts. The finish is mildly boozy with a malty and nutty aftertaste. Good beer all around.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6397) - 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. That’s 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. I’ll re-rate next time I get a hold of it at the brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
22oz bottle, 250/300. Shared by Tmoney99. Dark color, brown, but near-black. Little light brown head. Good dots of lace. Good chocolate syrup, nutty, bourbon, and... Rum... nose. Something dark, robust, and mysterious in that nose. Bigger body, smooth crisp carbonation. Just a little bite. Rich chocolate flavor, with a good moderate bourbon bite. Woody. Delicious bourbon imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6092) - Burnsville, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Blue-waxed bomber to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good; a viscous black with beige lacing. Smells and tastes of malt and bourbon. Nice and slick on the palate. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Served in a Jackie O’s 2012 STAFF glass. Nose has faint bourbon and chocolate. Flavor has good chocolate but also quite a bit of alcohol. Full body. Heat through the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend in the hotel after night 1 of the Jackie O’s 7th Anniversary Extravaganza. Pitch black pour with a thick tan head. Malty and chocolatey nose with bourbon and roast notes. Malty and roasty flavor with some chocolate and coffee and a bit of tartness in the finish. I have to give the nod to the Rum Barrel version, but this is pretty nice too.


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