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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a superb sweet chocolate with bourbon notes, oak, vanilla, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a smooth oaken stout with milk chocolate, light moka, a bit on the light side. Bottle at Big Dog Winterfest, Jan. 29 2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Russian Imperial Stout, BA
Date: April 09, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: black, creamy tan head
Aroma: roasted aroma with caramel and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, touch of bourbon, light caramel and vanilla, balancing roasted malt, bitter black malt
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (9929) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized fairly quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, soft balanced roast, wood, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, lightly roast, a perfect mix of malts, dark malts, lightly roast, a light hint of chocolate, sweetness vanilla oak and bourbon blend together in an almost perfect marriage. Perhaps just a little bit in the sweet side, but lovely nonetheless. Medium body, suitable soft but decently noticeable carbonation. Wonderful stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
22oz, red waxed bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and a thin sized tan head. Lots of oaky / woodiness. Chocolate, roast, some vanilla, and some bourbon in the tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9351) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Sample on Day 2 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/13/2011. The beer is an opaque black color with a medium thin khaki head that dissipates to an outer ring rather quickly. Partial rings of lace on the glass. Bourbon aroma with notes of dark malts and chocolate. Full, smooth body with an oaked bourbon character and flavors of grainy malt, fruit and coffee. The finish is somewhat boozy with a malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8353) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
22oz bottle, with silver wax. Black color. Thin ring of light brown head. Some bits of lace. Oak, bourbon nose. Dark chocolate, light spice. Some coffee. Light oxidization. Bigger body. Good chewy texture to it. Light carbonation. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. Light bit of heat on it. Decent, interesting kind of assertive stout. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle numbered 849. Pours with a black hued body with a large and retentive brown head. Aromas are of fudge, wood, coconut, oxidation, chocolate chip cookie, lightly vinous, mild licorice. Flavors are ashy, astringent, chocolate, booze. Toasted and nutty, with a somewhat sweet finish. Tannin, vanillin and cola. Smooth, figs, raisins and dark fruit. Thick bodied, mildly sweet, smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2014
The red waxed 22oz bomber pours with a nice deep dark body that supports a nearly firm tall mocha colored head that faded in a few minutes to a thin ring. The aroma offers up sweet smooth bourbon, molasses covered oak, a bit of malt infused vanilla and then chocolate brownie along with some dark roasted malts. The taste comes across a bit thin and not really as silky as you expect it to be. Nonetheless this has pleasing soft bourbon notes, some vanilla and then a nice mix of dark roasted malts, chocolate brownies, vague bitter hops and then a slight boozy burn. Pretty nice sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
22, capped and waxed. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan mousse that fades quickly to a thin rim with lots of drippy lace. Big candy sweet dark chocolate nose, with vanilla and oak kicking around...too candy sweet. Thick creamy body. Sluggish carb. Heavy dark chocolate candy bar mid palate, with bourbon, oak, and vanilla candying around as well. Too sweet and goopy, tastes almost like it has processed sugar in it. Appealing but overdone. Dialed back and balanced up, this one would score a bit higher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Black, deep cola hued edges, thin tannish head, little lacing.   Charred wood, campfire, bourbon, graham cracker, soft coconut, and stale vanilla on the nose.   Smells decent enough.   Rich roasted malts up front, warming alcohol, bourbon, campfire, with some graham cracker in the finish.   A little astringent, but only after the finish.   Needs a bit more body, or at least wished it were a bit more chewy.   Lots of graham cracker and charred wood with this one.   Decent amount of bourbon character.   A nice sipper, just wished it were a touch smoother.   Better than I thought tho!

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