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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured from bottle into imperial pint glass. Pour was dark, thick, oily. Quite a bit of dense tan foam that faded to a thin layer. Lots of lacing and sheeting as consumed. After pouring let it warm in glass for a bit. Aroma is bread, coffee, chocolate, walnuts and bourbon. Lots of sweetness but balanced by malty bitterness. Lots of coffee flavor here along with dark chocolate. The nearly 11% ABV is VERY well hidden. Would never guess this is an imperial stout. Mouthfeel is full, thick, creamy, sticky. Nice amount of soft carbonation. Finish is long and bitter with the smallest bit of warming. A nice stout on a cold Christmas Eve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Heard rumors this puppy was infected. So, here we go: Vintage 2010 A: Pours a black as night beer. Two fingers mocha head falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Sub-cobweb lacing. S: Spicy bourbon character. Vanilla, oak, malt, licorice, alcohol. As it warms, hints of sharp vinous character comes thru, only hint of infection. T: Lots of malt. Bourbon is a little more subdued. Soil flavor in there as well. Oats. Bitterness (presumably from hops). Not particularly complex for a BBA. M: Medium to heavy body with lower carb. O: I really appreciate the Dogfather, the BBA version gets much of itís character from the barrel. I wish they were more aware of the time to benefit ratio (they age it 8 months and blend it back with fresh stuff) for the beer. Would do better with less time IMO. Serving type: bottle 05-06-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (57) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Strong bourbon flavor. Peppery finish. Very smooth with thick mouth feel. Very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (252) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Smooth bourbon aged I like anything that is bourbon aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (602) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
22 oz bottle. Part of a tasting 11/24/2013 at Fraserís Pub in Ann Arbor. The pour is very dark, like an oil. Minimal head and no lace to be found anywhere. The aroma is very heavy in the bourbon, dominating the hints of other flavors. The taste isnít as heavy in the bourbon, but is still strong. Vanilla and licorice take a back seat, and then there is a little chocolate on the follow-up. The mouth feel is much thinner than I was expecting for a heavier stout, and then the finish is just a touch dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The look is black in color, has a big tan head, and is dark. The smell is chocolate, alcohol, malts, and roast. The taste is roast, malts, sweet, toast, and celery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rpitteng (15) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Dark tan/red head. Smells of bourbon and coffee. Tastes of coffee, licorice, vanilla, bourbon and finishes with dark chocolate. Not too heavy for the style. Very flavorful, very good. Itís a keeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle@Home. Black chocolate, vanilla and bourbon aroma. Black, brown head, good lace. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, smoke, liquorice. Medium body, flavourful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3806) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ WWT. Aroma has huge roast, some chocolate, coffee burned molasses caramel and more. Flavour has the same. LRAB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (847) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at WWT III. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and some alcohol. Taste is sweet with a slight roast, quite some bourbon and alcohol. Full bodied, medium carbo.

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