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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Youíre in for a treat with this one. Brewed with cocoa nibs and raisins and then lovingly aged in rum, sherry, bourbon, brandy and whiskey barrels, this big beer takes on flavors from the spirit and wood of each barrel. The end result is a complex and elegant companioin thatís right for carefree nights of privilege and excess.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1663) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Black with brown edges. Small tan head. Molasses, burnt brown sugar, chocolate. Lots of rich roasted malt flavor. Sweet with some nice booze kick. Some vanilla and coffee. Sherry, bourbon barrel sweetness. Itís a bit muddled but thereís a lot of nice stuff going on. Mild oak. Long roasty, sweet finish. Low-ish carbonation. The alcohol heat is warm and nice. Very good imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1389) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Jet black. Tasted at chrisí ultimate bottle share. Raisens. Some bourbon. Raspberries. Boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (487) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a dark black with very small bubbly khaki head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, raisin, and spirits. Flavor was very nice with chocolate, vanilla, caramel, fruits, wood, and some alcohol. Very complex and interesting mix of barrel aging. Medium to full body, slick texture, medium carbonation. Some alcohol burn to finish as the beer warms up. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2954) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Boozy/barrel aromas. Lots of booze with rum kind of running the show. Dark roasted malts. Oak, vanilla, and cola lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
12oz bottle from Perkins. Black with a dark brown fizzy head that completely disappears. Light sherry, raisin, oak, vanilla, butter, rum, semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, mild carbonation, moderate body, somewhat bitter but a sweet boozy finish with mostly rum and some brandy at the end. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015
12oz bottle, received as an extra in trade. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is vanilla, brandy, boozy. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, vanilla, oak, some light dark fruit, sweet, sweet booze, brandy, rum, with a sweet, vanilla finish. Very nice, but a little boozy and one dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4806) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle: Purple-black with a tan ring. Bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate aroma. Heavy, sweet, dark chocolate/brandy flavor. Black cherry, raisin, Really thick, woody.... Initially great, but then it just starts to taste like fudge and booze.....

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8994) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. Bourbon, sherry, raisin, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet alcohol (bourbon and brandy dominate), wood, light chocolate malt, and moderately bitter herbal alcohol flavor. Sharp acidic rum finish. The liquors blend well but then overwhelm the base beer. Interesting but too much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3537) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan froth. Nose is fudge, wood, whiskey, caramel and fig. Medium body with a tang. Taste is brandy, raisin, chocolate, sherry, wood and rum. A bit sharp with all the booze but still nicely melded.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (492) - USA - APR 6, 2015
Pitch black, finger of dark mocha head. Smells of raisin, Concorde grape, chocolate malt, caramel malt, barrel, bourbon, sweetened coffee. Taste is much like a chocolate covered raisin, fudge, vanilla, bourbon, a slight roasted hop. Very chocolatey overall, with a nice barrel character. Impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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