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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (2470) - 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 (12668) - 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 (4591) - 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 (2454) - 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 (5347) - 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 (518) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle received by Secret Santa (Summer 2013). Thank you jsquire! Pours blackish brown with a small fizzy mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, raisins, sweet dark bread, moist soil, charred US oak, alcohol, dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee and hay. Taste is very sweet, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, salty liquorice candy, pumpernickel bread, vanilla fudge, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, dark honey, tar, charred wood, soil. alcohol and hay. Mouthfeel is round, slightly sticky sweet, oily, tiny boozy and near full bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, liquorice, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla fudge, tar and burnt wood. Pretty rough with lots of barrel and some offputting vanillin in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11939) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Alex. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Malty fruity aroma, figs, licorice, caramel, dades, chocolate, vanilla, woody, bourbon, cream notes. Woody caramel aroma, vanilla, hay, roasted, chocolate, hazelnuts, grapes, licorice, tar, pine, cream, warming alcohol. Quite nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2011 bottle #1767/2324 Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is vanilla, wood, bourbon, alcohol, and sticky. Smooth palate, alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts, slight burn in finish.


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