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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Taste The Rareness! Imperial Stout aged in Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey barrels.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Rich chocolate fudge brownies with coconut. A bit on the boozy side and very hot. Sludgelike thickness. It is extremely tasty, but also hard to drink in any meaningful quantity and taxing on the palate. Still a damn good BA Stout, one of the best I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbradley82 (5) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
Aroma - solid but nothing overwhelming; hints of whiskey, oak and chocolate roasted malts Appearance - beautiful; pours a beautiful black with subtle transparency while looking black as night in the snifter Taste - amazing example of the style; beautiful base stout with chocolate, burnt caramel and roasted malts blended into wonderful, but not overwhelming sweet whiskey vanilla notes and drying tannin finish Palate - full bodied without being chewy; perfect carbonation for the style Overall - just a wonderful representation of a barrel-aged imperial stout; nothing seemingly overwhelms or standouts on this one but all aspects are well above average to great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4733) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to 50Belair! Glad to have a chance to try the "uninfected version." Dumped my old rating completely and starting over here. Pours opaque black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is nice, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate, molasses, coffee and raisins. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, bourbon and rich chocolate vanilla roastiness. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4067) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle, Pours black color with average sized top. Notes of date, plum, Prune choclate and espresso. A nice balance of sweet and roast in this one. Some rich bourbon in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (514) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Dark but not impenetrable, little foam. Cherry, prune, definitely on the rich side of the spectrum. Flavor follows but adds cherry bourbon and roast, tobacco. Great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wsnich (27) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
22oz bottle into a very large german stein I’ve had a few iterations of Rare Dos at this point, with this one being far and away the best of the bunch. Doug has really perfected his barrel aged stouts over the years

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bobbyearl (19) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Mouth feel: medium to thick body, viscous, and coated the mouth nicely. Aroma: strong barrel with chocolatey notes Taste: strong barrel presence but not over powering. Balanced and chocolatey Palate: pours black with nice head. Nice legs left on the glass Overall: outstanding beer. Flavors meld together with nice barrel character to add depth and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle @ Saturday night tasting - The Stein & Vine. Thanks Hunter. Couleur noire foncée, col moka, doré au verre huileux. Arôme profond de chocolat, caramel et notes de whisky. Palais offre une très belle rondeur de la barrique - whisky, malt épais, boisé modéré ajoutant une fine note épicée, chocolat malté épais. Puissant et complexe, garde un caractère de CCB dans l’approche. A découvrir même si je ne suis pas fan de la méthode de Cycle concernant la vente de ces bouteilles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2015
An excellent, super smooth BA stout that I would have any time. Really nice stuff, but there’s just so much out there it gets lost in the crowd of excellent beers in the style. Definitely worth grabbing if you have the chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (9568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
2 oz. bottle, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is decadent, with whiskey barrels, light smokiness, and roasted malt. Flavour is super decadent as well, with syrupy sweet caramel malt, whiskey barrels, and light chocolate. Really well-balanced and decadent. Excellent stuff in small quantities.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brunomoreno (32) - BRAZIL - JUN 16, 2015
Black pour, little brown head with low retention. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla, spicy, really complex

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