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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A play on Josh’s name, this Russian imperial stout is aged in four different types of bourbon barrels (Old Fitzgerald, Old Forester, Elijah Craig, and Evan Williams), then blended for the resulting thick and dark brew. If you had a chance to taste Alderaan, this is the aged version.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ahuth (226) - - DEC 28, 2015
Bottled. Pours a bold black. Has a medium brown head. Has a thick chocolate upfront taste. A roasty malty taste. The thickness is a little light. Has a light bourbon after taste. Overall good stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2584) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2015
So similar to a bcs but not as smooth. Bourbon notes and some chocolate. Bomber pour with my sis in law. Pours black wih a tan head

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Smooth black body with a lighter brown head. Big aroma of bourbon and oak. Taste is lots of fudge and bourbon. Tons of oak also comes through. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1836) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Dark black. No head. Coats the glass. Boozy. Wood. Tasted at tims bottle share. Thx tim.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7354) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2015
22. Wow, thanks, R! What an amazing out-of-the-blue treat. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that falls away, leaving a sturdy, stubborn little ring that really hangs around. Big sweet bourbon nose, just tons of apricot and vanilla. Creamy thick body with carb. Roasty dark chocolate and cocoa nibs mid palate, much more coherent than the aromatics. Bourbon and wood presence there, but soft more of a showcase for the sweet dark malts. Long sweet chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
In snifter from brewery. Black with small tan head. Intense Bourbon, brown sugar, wood, vanilla, raisin. Thick oily body, low carbonation, sweet, slight bitterness. Intense flavors, fitting name. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Shared bomber to snifters. Thick and oily. Light tan head. Great retention. Velvet mouth. Like a milk shake. Aroma of so much oak. Chocolate and roasted marshmallow. Year+ old bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (12383) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out smoky whiskey barrels, some roast and alcohol. Flavour is complex as hell, with smoky whiskey barrels, some roast and more smoky whiskey. This is so well done. Perfect amount of heat, smoke and whiskey. Phenomenal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (10736) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle - Dark boozy bourbon barrel notes and dark chocolate. Jet brown with a light brown head. Nice bourbon sweetness, toffee and molasses with big roasty sweet notes. Much better balanced than the nose.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts big bourbon barrel goodness vanilla chocolate coffee. Taste is more of roast malts chocolate coffee marshmallow cream vanilla bourbon barrel. Wow this one is great.


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