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Taste The Rareness! Imperial Stout aged in Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Swingtop bottle shared at natifest. Pours a darker, syrupy black with no head. Aroma has dark chocolate, fig, red wine, and raisins. Tastes sweet and has a luscious dark fruity aspect to it that really puts it over the top. Really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Sampled at a recent tasting. I was hoping this was gonna be epic but it turned out to be infected. The whiskey aroma/flavor was still there but it was somewhat funky, which made it somewhat hard to swallow.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2005) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 sampled at NatiFest 2013 (thanks Steve) - roast nose. sour, hot and sweet. milk chocolate flavors. dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Labeled Cycle Brewing, swing top at Natifest, chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses. Very sweet, but somehow balanced. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Swingtop growler to taster (thanks Steve). Looks good; a dark cola with thin tan lacing. Smells dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and red wine. Tastes like it smells with a nice mouthfeel. Ggod beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Small stubby flip top growler from 50Belair. Thanks Matt! It pours super thick and very dark with a nice creamy brown head that settles to a ring. The aroma is extremely decadent with lots of rich chocolate, fudge, caramel, wood and dark fruit. Chocolate covered, whiskey soaked raisins come to mind. The whiskey barrel comes through nicely without being overpowering. The flavor is pretty much the same. Roasted malt takes a back seat to rich dark fruity raisins, fig, dates, etc… good woody finish with more whiskey heat. Huge, thick body with lots of residual sweetness. A sipper for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Courtesy of mikem409

Bottle: The aroma roasted coffee, dark chocolate, black licorice, coconut, vanilla, and light oak. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small brown head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with chocolate, fruit, and light black licorice. It finishes with roasted coffee, light sour fruits, and a touch of vanilla. It’s full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Growler. Thanks Sean!! Aroma is slight fruity malt. Taste is chocolate and whiskey. Slight tart malty finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
16oz growler from Ryan on BA. thanks, man. pours a silky, inky black with a rich, creamy, rusty brown head that leaves tight rings of lace. aroma is excellent with heavy roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, toasted wood, and coconut backed by subtle coffee, dark fruits, ash, and cinnamon toast with ever-present whiskey notes. flavor is where this one shines with a great balance of toast, charred barrel, spices, whiskey, and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla, black cherries, coconut, and graham crackers coming in late. palate is full bodied, creamy, and subtly carbonated with a lingering dry, ashy finish. overall, another great imperial stout from Peg’s/Cycle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2166) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
16oz swing top shared thanks to scotchzi! Pours a oil thick black with thin ring of bubbly brown head that doesn’t really stick. Aroma is bourbon barrel goodness, vanilla sweetness, oak toasty notes, nice chocolate back. Taste is all of that plus, nice bittersweet finish and boozy burn on the way down. Sticky thick mouth that leaves you wanting more.


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