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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Fifty percent of this blended stout was aged in Bourbon barrels for over seven months. The other component was fermented and then aged for 40 days in stainless. Smooth and chocolaty with a great vanilla wood overtone. IBU: 60 OG: 1.092

Editorís note: recent vintages (e.g. 2013) are 75% whiskey barrel aged


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (172) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle (22oz. $): nearly black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and whiskey. Taste the same bu lots if toasted malts with a metallic taste in the end. I like the style but too many others I like better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4480) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Draft - Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and roast malts. Rich brown head with a jet black body. Lots of woody bourbon notes, chocolate, sweet vanilla and a very light bitter finish. Boozy but nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2478) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 Sampler at Chucks. Black with tan lacing. Too much whiskey but the base impy is nice, not sweet, well attenuated. All whiskey in flavor. End is bitter and dry leaf booze.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5849) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"No infection issues here, and either I found a mistake, or the price has come way down to match the price of all theor other bombers. $4.99 is easily the cheapest barreled bomber Iíve ever bought (though it is a blend). The hops of the base stout come through more than expected, as dose a highly roasted and slightly smokey character. The barreling is obvious, but light in comparison to many others out there. Quite complex, and a steal at the price point (Total Wine)..."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4031) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2014
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some oak and vanilla, hot alcohol, some weird chocolate notes, and almost soda-like properties. Flavor the same. Average texture. A weird beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine McLean. Pours Black with a half inch of thin khaki foam. (Of course thatís once you get all of the wax off the bottle cap.) Leaves lots of lacing, I get a hint of oak on the nose but I expeced it to be much bigger considering the 9.5% abv. Big oak on the tongue. Very boozy without quite being obnoxious. Finish lingers a bit, Drinkable but not my favorite from these guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Thin white head around the snifter. Nose is pure wood. In the marathon tasting I didnít look for a bottle date or vintage. It appears that the only real flavor is oak. If you really try to search for others flavors you can find chocolate cake and traces of dark fruits. The body and carbonation are fine. The alcohol is not noticeable yet Iím very accustomed to high gravity stouts. Especially after the gluttony of stout we had on this night. Ok, nothing to seek out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
nose is wood city and charcoal. taste is insanely tannic. super oaky with bittersweet chocolate. dark fruits, lots of oak. good I could drink a full bottle though

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Dark dark brown with a good bit of head poured from tap. Delicious malty raspberry chocolate taste. Awesome beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Big Boozy Stout. Very thick. Unfortunately, the whiskey dominates too much. The 2013 version is 75% wood aged, and I'm guessing if it were cranked down to <=50% it would be better. Hot alcohol burn at the tail end. Wood aging is indeed hard. B-


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