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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Bourbon barrel aged oatmeal coffee stout.
2011 7.0
2012 8.5
2013 9.0%
2014 9.5%


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22oz, black waxed bottle, 2012 edition courtesy of mikem409. thanks, mike! pours a dusky, deep, cocoa brown that sits black in the glass and is capped by a thin, mocha head. aroma is great with notes of rich oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa powder backed by toasted barrel, toffee, coconut cake, and hints of espresso. flavor is delicious as well with dark, bitter, roast coffee, milk chocolate, malt balls, and brown sugar oatmeal backed by very subtle note of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and earth. palate is on the heavier side of medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry, roasted finish. sadly, there is an off metallic note on the very back end that detracts from the experience a bit. overall, a damn nice barrel aged stout that could be great without the metallic notes.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4709) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
This poured a very dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma was of Bourbon, chocolate and.coffee. Flavor was big chocolate and marshmellow soft vanilla oak and coder finish. Really tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Un lait frappé qui cogne fort d’excellence. Chocolat au lait vanillé d’une onctuosité laitière qui voit une empreinte torréfiée timide se présenter pour apaiser les sucres. Extrêmement facile à boire pour sa taille.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1117) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
quite a nice brew - hefty price tag but i suppose that comes with the territory for barrel aged imperial stouts. very dark brown, essentially opaque with only a thin presence of carbonation and head. strong aroma of roasted barley and oaky vanilla, not much alcohol heat despite its 9.5% and plenty of coffee/mocha as well. a touch astringent which belies the sweetish aroma somewhat, although it might just be an overabundance of roasted barley and roasted coffee, almost overextracted. enjoyable, and very well done; certainly don’t mind this as an occasional seasonal stout!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, off-white. The nose is a decadent swirl of vanilla, cafe con leche, chocolate crème and graham. Medium to full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is surprisingly rich offering the same components as the nose. Modest amount of acidity in the roasty, vanilla finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2178) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours almost black with a small head that quickly fades to a thin ring. Aroma is packed with fresh, lightly roasted coffee and vanilla. Also get chocolate and oak. Tastes slightly sweet with just touch of bitterness in the finish. Dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, light molasses, light burnt wood, and mint. Light bourbon shows up when warmed. Medium body. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
2014 bottle. Almost black with heavy body and average head. Sweet and coffee dominate. Didn’t notice high ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2014 version, 9.0%. Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy dark brownish black with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of big espresso bean, hints of cocoa powder, dark chocolate, roasted malt into some dark fruits, the bourbon and oaky notes come through as well toward the end. Taste was big dark chocolate, coffee and espresso bean come through into some vanilla, bourbon, and tannic oak, some roast, finishing bitter, dry. My second favorite here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Another cool label and funny name from Odd Side. Pours a dark black color with a very dark thin head. A bourbon warmth in the aroma with a light chocolate. A big chocolate syrup taste and feel upfront. Hints of vanilla but not much bourbon in the taste, much more in the nose. Somewhat of a sweet finish with the syrupy note going until the end. A nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5076) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, espresso, light vanilla, bourbon, mint, and a touch of burnt oak. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and a touch of molasses. The finish has light-moderate espresso, light vanilla, mint, bourbon, and burnt oak. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
chucklemation (568) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a dark black with no head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and plenty of chocolate. Flavor is similar, with more emphasis on the vanilla and less on the chocolate. Lightly bitter. The flavor and aroma comes off as unique and very tasty.


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