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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to bvc a long time ago. Pour is almost black with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malt; lots of dark fruity notes of fig, pomegranate, and plums; light wood; and faint bourbon. Really has some distant funky notes akin to a sour or lambic. These aromas are quite faint and only come through later, but they are present in the finish of the flavor. Also in the flavor are notes of roasted malt, light bourbon, wood, and a light dark fruitiness. I cannot really put my finger on that unique tart/ sour flavor. It is certainly present, but it is subtle and hard to ID. Body could have been fuller, but that is my only real complaint. I really liked this beer and had no trouble at all finishing a bomber by myself..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Enormous head, quintupled its volume in foam. Aroma was floral and sweet with very toasty and fruity notes. Flavor was very richly sweet and malty, with a chocolatey, velvety mouthfeel and diverting into a sharply bitter finish like straight cocoa powder. Obnoxious to pour but more delicious than expected. I think this is underrated.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11364) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
Lovely looks. Utterly, completely opaque black with a magnificent, stayin, creamy, beige to ash-grey head. Impressive woody aroma, slight blackberry tartness, oak, sweetness, vanilla, lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, figs. Highish carbonation, fine very dry mouthfeel. Flavour is a little disappointing. Though it has god oaky tartness, the chocolate behind it is sadly limited, light roasted, soft viniousness. Long, lingering, oaky, light fruity tartness in the light warming finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Thick mocha head. Very dark. Coffee, roasted malts, floral sweetness and sugary raisin highlight the aromas. Bitter,sweet and sticky are my first taste impressions. Some chocolate but almost medicine like. Some hints of maybe bourbon in there too. Mid bodies, but way too carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2010
650 ml bottle. Black with a thin, tan head. Relativly mild aroma of roasted malt, oak whisky and some acidity. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt nice balanced against acid, fruity, coffee and whisky. Dry finish. Very nice and balanced, not much acid, but this makes a fine balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8246) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 Huge dark-greige/brown head over pitch-blakc beer; lacerings. Very alcoholic-coffee nose, vanilla and a serious but weird curry - even kari leaf - aroma, cilandro. Again this herbal, spicy, cilandro-like flavour over coffee stout flavours. Black chocolate, lightly smoked. Again some vanilla (and coffee -) beans. Bourbon finish. Warming up, rosemary and cypress flavours mix in. Very smooth-slick, alcoholwarming, obviously well-bodied. Very remarkable, original even, tastes - I recognise it, but cannot place it. Big thanks to Don

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (807) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Pours black with a big foamy brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, wood, malt, bourbon, and spice. Taste is very chocolately to start. Has a very muted bourbon and wood taste. It blends nicely with the chocolate and spicy earthiness. Lightly roasted malt backbone. Lingering taste of smooth bourbon and spice. A big too malty, but itís solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4714) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Pours black into a snifter. Hefty mocha head fills the glass before slowly cratering and receding. Tangy chocolate aromas. Thin with sweet bourbon and chocolate upfront turning to hot espresso and bourbon in the lasting vanilla finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with a yellow tan head. Malty milk chocolate and molasses tones. A mild woody oakiness with some light roasted malt and mineral. A boozy vanilla warming. Decent stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5663) - Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2009 650ml bottle
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a large frothy tan head, leaving clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass
Aroma: Strong aroma of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts and dried cocoa
Taste: Roasted malts, oak, bourbon, espresso and ash
A decent Imperial Stout. There is some kind of funky flavor in the finish that sticks around.


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