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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
12oz, red waxed bottle, 2012 edition courtesy of alexsdad. thanks, brad! pours a deep, dark mocha that sits black in the glass capped by a razor thin, khaki head that leaves just a sliver of lace. aroma is great with big notes of vanilla nougat, coconut cream, angel’s food cake, and banana cream pie backed by mild chocolate, roast, and light bourbon. flavor is pretty tasty as well, maybe a bit muddled, with a melange of vanilla icing, chocolate covered bananas, yoohoo, charred barrel, and dark fruits with hints of bourbon, toffee, and roast on the back end. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a dry, roasted yet sweet finish with a touch of heat. overall, a decent barrel aged imperial stout.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Thanks a million to phaleslu! If you look up Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout in the dictionary, you’ll notice two things. 1.) You bought a weirdly specific dictionary. (Seriously, where’d you get that?) 2.) Listermann’s Cincinnatus is pictured next to the definition. It pours black, it smells like roasted malts and booze, it’s viscous and warm, and it tastes rich, robust, and bittersweet. Yes indeed, Cincinnatus is a no-bullshit Imperial Stout. While I admire its purity, I’d like something more unique. Still, hard to fault a beer that’s true to the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle
This 2011 vintage shined even though it has been several years since I picked it up in the Cincinnati area. A top notch imperial stout balances barrel aging with a rich experience. Grab a bottle when you can and try a solid release that holds up with anything else in the area.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base stirs with only trace amounts of carbonation. A beige thin head bubbles to the surface. Licorice, black coffee, and vanilla sweeten the area around the glass. A creamy vanilla highlights a well done balance of base beer with additional aging.

Flavor / Palate - Chocolate, anise, and smoke stick to the tongue. A malty transition sweeps to a vanilla finish.A full bodied release shines from start to finish. If you can get your hands on a bottle get one while passing through Ohio.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (700) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. A- Bourbon, cocoa, malty. A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Bourbon, chocolate, malty, molasses. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish. O- I’m honestly struggling to recall all the things I got from this. It was definitely boozy and had a lot of flavors going on in it. This one was definitely a sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle during the hotel lobby share after the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, whiskey. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, light whiskey. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Pours rich black-brown with a creamy beige head. Pretty sweet, lots of sugary dark malts, rich chocolate, mild alcohol, burnt pine, earthy bitterness. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with some sticky and gooey chocolate, strong roast, darkr hits, raisins, scorched earth. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG lobby share. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is wood and roast. Thin mouthfeel with light booze, roast, chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little head. Huge bourbon aroma with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is big bourbon.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novice101 (308) - - APR 25, 2014
One of the best beers I’ve had, loads of bourbon sweetness up front, some coffee bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn. Could be a little thicker to make it better

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2014
12oz bottle via trade with Alexsdad06. Bottle 40 of 120, 2012 vintage. Thanks a lot Brad. Pours a thick, opaque black with some clumpy, tan head. Nose has a lot of molasses, thick dark malt, licorice, dark bread, a little German chocolate cake, some raisin, some vanilla, caramel, mild coffee. Flavor has more of the barrel, vanilla, wood, chocolate cake icing, toasted bread, heavy molasses, coffee, a little Kahlua. Thick in the mouth but really smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Sampler from bottle at 2014 Price Hill Beer Fest on February 16, 2014. Opaque brown color, very strong bourbon aroma, flavor of bourbon and roasted malt with the former dominating but not as much as the glass warms. I wouldn’t want to have this every day but it’s an excellent brew.


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