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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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dphoxie's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft, 2012 vintage. Aroma is super smooth bourbon and roasted malt. Apearance is perfect, what you’d expect of a stout. Taste... Graded this one down because it surprised me with the coffee flavors. Yes coffee is an ingredient but it overpowers this year’s vintage. Past versions had much lighter coffee flavors. Palate is rich, creamy, delightful. Overall a strong BA imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle on special night - pours black tan head - nose and taste of bourbon, chocolate cookie, dry brownie, vanilla - med body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3625) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Last beer of 2015, in Charlotte. Poured black, slight deep tan head. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, slight booze. Flavor matched. Great sipper, enjoyed it. Good way to wrap up the year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (799) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Black in color. Aromas of coffee and roasted malts, hints of bourbon and some spice. Flavors of strong Burbon, coffee and spice with some nuts and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2530) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Tap. Moderate to heavy toasted, molasses and strong coffee for the malt, moderate resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with wood, licorice and bourbon in the background. Head is small, creamy, light brown with no lacing but good legs, and is fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and finishes heavily alcoholic. A super bold and super strong Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2014 ’Silent Night’ corked bomber into snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown (black) color with dark tan lacing. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, some dark fruit, wood char, vanilla and faint whiskey. Taste adds lighter roast, espresso, milk chocolate, heavier oak and earthy hop bitterness. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, rich, creamy with lingering woody coffee roast finish. In my opinion a excellent coffee bourbon barreled imperial stout; leans more on the chocolate, coffee and wood notes. Wish I had grabbed a second bottle, kind of a tad pricey though at $21 a bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de café et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille en arrière goût. (Rating #6249)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (5559) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2013 Bottle from brentk56 - thanks!. Pours opaque black, medium deep brown head, creamy and slow to dissipate with nice lacing behind. Aroma is tart(!), oak, bourbon, roast, cocoa. Flavor is very light tart, medium sweet, light bitter, a bit acetic. roasty, cococa. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Still a solid beer, but it seems like a weak infection going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Dark chocolate and coffee roastiness are enveloped in suave bourbon and its fruity vanilla in this plump, soft Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the darkness.
-The nose on this one is appropriately decadent.
-While the nose has tons to offer, the flavor profile lacks malt depth, relying instead on the barrel to offer most of the fun.
-Alcohol follows the wooden trails.

Bottle, as Silent Night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Labeled Silent Night. 750ml to snifter. Black with thin tan head. A: bourbon over coffee and chocolate malt. T: bourbon, molasses, vanilla, oak, cocoa. Strong and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2541) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 3, 2015
On tap at Jackpot in Washington, DC. Opaque, near black with with a tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, oak, chocolate and coffee. Taste of chocolate, bourbon, caramel, roasted coffee and roasted malt. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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