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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Taste The Rareness! Imperial Stout aged in Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey barrels.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Growler fill. Damn. We did get an infected batch. Traded handsomely for it too before the infection was fully known. Oh well. Smell is definately drowned out by some wierd burnt/metal/sour thing going on with some distant barrel aged qualities. Taste was sour berries, vinegar, hints of bourbon, chocolate. Infection or whatever really takes over. Actually it wasnít horrible, but not what I was expecting obviously. This rating is not mean, but honest. Hopefully the brewery can make good on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours motor oil black with a thin tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with slight oak. Chocolate sweet malt and oak taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Growler shared much thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is of brownie mix roast and light vinegar?! Palate is smooth and creamy, taste is initial brownie mix, light roast, molasses, and then some odd vegetal/ acetone flavors come in, possibly from the infected batch....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wisdomsolo (449) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Not bad. Had at a tasting. It had a touch of alcohol burn at the front but overall not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1664) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
honestly not seeing what the fuss is about. a decent imperial stout, but didnt find the flavors to be anything amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Growler shared at Natifest í13. Poured a clear dark brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly diminished with minimal lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, wood and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet wood and dark malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Growler shared with timfoolery. Heard this was a bad bottle, so Iíll most likely re rate in the future. Had some really good flavors goin on but something seemed off.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Growler released 2 weeks ago Thankfully NOT infected!

A - Pours pitch black, midnight oily black, almost no head, completely still in the glass despite a HUGE pop of the growler top.

S - Odd mix or smells I get chocolate and burnt aromas. A bit plasticy aroma with some weird vinegar but itís no where near what an infected beer tastes like (chemical, red wine, tart, etc) but itís got some nice aromas but very similar to what we got in our Noon (berliner weisse growler, plastic)

T - Okay shit, there is a tight tartness on the taste. Pedio? and a hint of lactic acid? yeah some grape skins as well. still some chocolate and whiskey it tastes like itís REALLY good but sadly, not as good as it could be.

M - Heavy and slick. mild carbonation

O - I can tell how good this beer could be...but itís not that. Gonna rate this one on a curve. gonna not give it a 2 but a 3.5...if I get a non infected bottle, Iíll re-rate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Growler from Homer321, thanks bro. Poured a pitch black oily body with a smaller tight foamy dark brown head. Aroma of burnt malts, dark toast, dark chocolate, pickle juice, touch of lemon juice. Body has average carbonation and a nice aftertaste with a fuller slightly chalky body. Flavor of dark chocolate, some acetone perhaps, pickles, some dark fruit skins, burnt toast.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Growler. Shared thanks to Dave. Pours a rich black color with a thin rusty brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, some booze, and a chemically after smell. Taste starts off roasty, dark chocolate, some light dark fruit notes, and ends really sour.


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