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Joseph James Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This brew is our Red Fox Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels for 7 months. This brew has hints of coffee, chocolate, and underlying sweetness from the oak and bourbon flavors. The brew weighs in at 9.5% ABV, 70 IBU’s, and is best served at 60⁰F. Serve in a 25cl goblet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10127) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Surprised I liked this. Didn’t realize it was Red Fox base, or I probably would have passed. Anyway, much bigger body. Bourbon and vanilla heavy, warming and slightly boozy. Chocolate and roast and light bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1805) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
650ml bottle. Black with dark brown foam. Aroma of bourbon, oak and chocolate brownie. Taste starts off sweet and chocolatey, then takes on elements of the barrel ageing. Not massively complex but a solidly done BA RIS.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2016
22 oz bottle, into a 25cl goblet, and a snifter. Inky black. Thin tan head that dissipates rapidly, and leaves very little lace.
Aroma is big on the prune, some fig and date notes as well, wet oak, char, chocolate, vanilla.
Flavor is sweet, prune juice, vanilla, smoke, char, sweetened coffee, chocolate, booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pjea (2) - - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
First impressions are very positive. The pour is very dark with a slight tan head which doesn't last long. The aroma is slight sweet with hints of chocolate and vanilla. The taste is slightly sweet with a oak barrel/alcohol taste. Overall, not a bad beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle; I haven’t had the base beer - This one pours murky brown , with amber highlights. Theres a modest khaki head that retains poorly in this glass. Very light spotting presence here. The nose is chocolate cake, roasty and caramel notes, with feint alcohol presence. The flavor profile is a touch thin out of the gate - it’s on the sweeter side - vanilla notes come through with brown sugars and caramel - it’s rounded out by a roasty note with light barrel treatment. It’s a nice drinker - but not overly remarkable, either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cookies. Sweet. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2016
(En fût au Uncle Henry’s Deli): Chocolat noir, touche fumée, chaleur modérée et petits fruits rouges dans un corps moyen, adéquatement décadent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood. Medium mouth, rich malt, roast, cocoa, light bitter finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is roast malts vanilla bourbon barrel notes. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts bourbon barrel chocolate vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle, Anchorage hotel tasting, shared by Travlr. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, figs, dates, alcohol, vanilla, and Bourbon. Flavor is sweet chocolate and roast malt, vanilla, Bourbon, figs, dates, and a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and medium alcohol warmth.

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