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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Black as night and every bit Imperial, this RIS was originally launched to tremendous accolades. Going further, this Stranahan’s Whiskey barrel aged version meshes the rich chocolates, the coffee-like aromatics with the sweet whiskey nose and drying character of the oak. Slightly behind on the palette are the hops – held in restraint by the wonderfully full mouthfeel and broad flavors brought on by the perfect blend of so many malted barley varieties.

2013 United States Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout
2012 United States Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal Wood/Barrel Imperial Stout
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout
2012 United States Beer Tasting Championship Regional Champion Imperial Stout


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split Dave on October 26th, 2012.

Appearance:Pours dark opaque with red head.
Aroma:Aroma of whiskey, roast, nice amount but not overdoing it.
Taste:Medium roastiness, light bitter, faint oak, whiskey/bourbon.
Palate:Medium body, light lingering aftertaste. Not slick like other IS. Covers alcohol well.

Summary: Thanks for sharing this one Dave! I really enjoyed this one because it was a balanced, not as super aggressive IS. The whiskey is there but not killer, which is really nice. Wish I could have this more often.Note: I’m shocked none of the people I follow on RB have had this yet. Wow. Yes, I know Dave will rate within two days.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap at World of beer Sugar Land. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of molasses, whiskey barrel, roast, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is rich chocolate, roast and whiskey barrel. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
On tap at Cottonwood. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong chocolate, cracker, roast. Medium mouthfeel, nice roast, dark chocolate, light dryness, very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 4, 2015
shared by the weasel .. . pours eep black .. medium foam .. . medium to full mouth .. . tar, sweet tar, and nice cool barrel .. . deep finish, nice beer all around .. . .
p.s. -is grandma still farting?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5652) - Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2015
750ml bottle
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and chocolate. Flavors of caramel, dark malts and dark fruit
Nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1897) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is vanilla, chocolate, roast, sweet, spice, coconut..Taste is chocolate, coconut, oak, bourbon, vanilla...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (477) - USA - JAN 30, 2015
Dark cola black with half finger khaki head. Smells of musty, oak bourbon, chocolate, cherry, malty. Taste is roasty charred hops, cigarette ash, musty oak, bakers chocolate, cocoa. Sweet chocolate malt back end with some caramel malt, a little vanilla. Good balance, a bit spice, but mostly roasty chocolate ash. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1701) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Very scotchy and bourbony barrel aged beer Kind of sweet flavor with a smokey flavor. Had a bottle pour at kasers. Smells smokey ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
black pour from 22oz bottle at home, from justin. thick pallette - creamy. heavy bourbon taste - vanilla and mild cocoa notes. full flavored for sure. not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (118) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours black with a thick tan head. Head looks thick with a little bit of lacing on glass. Aroma is sweet whisky with a slight hint of chocolate deep in the background. Taste is whisky but not overpowering.(Disclaimer- finished a Southern Tier Choklat before this so any hint of chocolate in the taste probably wont be detected by me.) Overall a really good B.A Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1153) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Beautiful black pour w/ a big mocha head that leaves a large ring of lacing. The aroma is licorice, coffee, chocolate, and booze. The taste is light and creamy upfront and finishes bitter on the palate making this more of a sipping beer. This is a rich and flavorful imperial! Makes for a great dessert beer!


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