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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 (10445) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sample from 2012 bottle #324/348 at the Jackie Os / 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4788) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend in the hotel after night 1 of the Jackie Os 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
bottle thanks tmoney! pours thick black soft tan head. roasty barrle aroma. thick sweet taste some soy and bourbon

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
bottle courtesy of MikeTD/John, Its tough to discern this, as the base beer rocks and its barrel treatments are all great, but not as great as the base? perhaps. the bourbon lingers here and allows more of the sweetness to come through quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6004) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4100) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5968) - 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.


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