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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1163) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
500 ml gold wax dipped bottle, courtesy Beerlando to celebrate the UCF conference championship. This one pours a dense, nearly pitch black body and topped by a huge, thick head of tan colored foam that shows good retention. The head slowly fades and leave thick, drippy lines of lace around the glass. The aroma is nice showing sweet and dark chocolate, smooth bourbon, vanilla laden oak, and burnt sugar round out the dessert like nose. There isn’t much roast to balance out the sugar and sweetness. The flavors follow suit and show more of the milk chocolate and dark cocoa, vanilla from the oak, burnt sugar, and a touch of roast. The bourbon is secondary and smooths things out from getting overly sweet. Nearly full bodied, smooth and creamy, the palate shows a milkshake like consistency that is viscous and mouth coating. Moderate carbonation leads to a lengthy dry cocoa finish and void of any sticky sugars, which is a great quality. Really nice brew and better than I expected, but not one of the elite bourbon aged imperial stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Gold wax dipped bottle. Pours a dense, virtually black color with a thick head of light brown foam. The head settles slowly to a lasting blanket, leaving behind dense, drippy splotches that run down the glass, traces of their outline drying hard. The nose is really well structured, though quite sweet, leaning heavily towards crème brûlée, complete with the scorched sugar glaze, along with malted chocolate, and smooth, unobtrusive, vanilla-forward bourbon. There’s not much in terms of balancing roast, as this one is more about caramelized sugars. Flavors largely follow suit, again suggesting of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla pudding, and burnt sugars. There is a soft touch of roasted grain, which does a decent job of keeping things from going overly saccharine. The palate is a high point, displaying a smooth, creamy, whipped consistency with a nice weight and viscosity to it. Despite the generally sweet character, there’s very little in the way of sticky sugars on the finish, a trait few imperial stouts can claim these days. Very good brew. Exceeded expectations for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle to taster. At Levi’s. From notes. (Thanks Dalzale) This one didn’t really do it for me. I could see a great beer peeking through, but the carbonation simply was too much. Pours with a HUGE somewhat chunky head, with medium lacing. Aroma is some bourbon, lots of booze propelled by the bubbles that just keeps coming. Taste is more of the same, with some coffee and chocolate mixed in. Mouthfeel...arg! I couldn’t get a full sip, as my mouth filled with bubbles at the first drop on my tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Quite the gushed as I remove the wax. Quite a bit of head and tan lacing. Dark, dark brown. Smell is bourbon and a good amount of oak. Hints of coconut. Taste is similar though quite muted. Surprisingly little taste for a barrel aged stout. Mouthfelel is fairly thin with a lot of carbonation. Drinkable, but not because I want to. Somewhat disappointing. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-19-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brown / black with a big tan head. Nose held vanilla and bourbon notes along with some bitter sweet chocolate. Lightly acidic on the palate but pretty tasty overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Wax topped bottle shared at the BA gathering. Poured a pitch black body with a super long lasting beige head. Aroma is fantastic with noes of vailla, bourbon, oak and chocolate pudding.The body is a little thinner then I was expecting being only a medium density compared to the pitch black body along with softer carbontion. The flavor is great but just a bit boozy and burnt compared to the aroma, notes of bourbon, chocolate, tar and burnt toast. Really nice stuff, just wish I had a whole bottle for myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured near black with a thick, frothy, light brown head. Very chalky, with lots of roast. Oak, brown sugar, not as much vanilla you’d expect from bourbon barrel aging. A good toffee and caramel, toasty sweetness too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
(500ml bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours an opaque black body with a thick brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, vinous, vanilla, wood, chocolate, and retained mint. Flavor of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, nuts, and dark fruit with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
bouteille partagée avec Greg brun foncé, col moka. arôme, beaucoup de notes de bourbon, malt grille. goût, pétillante, bien grillée et torréfie, aspect fut de bourbon est léger mais donne un aspect agréable au palais et une note de pomme au palais sec.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours fairly black color with a tan 2 finger head. The bourbon aromas are the first thing that hits me as I take a smell followed by dark roast notes and vanilla. As I take my first sip I soon realize the mouthfeel to me is just too light. I don’t think these bottles are infected but just that the carbonation level is fairly high for this style and really takes away from the beer. The tastes I get are the bourbon, oak, earthy, vanilla, and dark roast. Really the flavor I like but I just can’t get passed the carbonation. Too bad.

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