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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Dark deep brown, black, small deep tan head. Vanilla, oak, deep molasses, some light coffee notes. Deeply smooth sweetness, some lightish amount of roasted malt bitterness. Chocolate in the finish, very long, dries out. The alcohol is reasonably upfront, but not out of balance. Low carbonation, heavy body, slightly oily. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (410) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Opaque black color, moderate tan head. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon barrel, caramel. a little marshmallow, hints of vanilla. Some sweetness initially and then becomes quite woody and bitter. Lively but smooth, almost creamy and full-bodied. Long bitter finish with some booziness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
On tap at Local Cantina. Black pour, thin tan head and soapy lacing. Aroma of bourbon, sweet dark fruit, vanilla. Tastes are the same with a big tobacco, leather vibe. Well balanced, drinkable for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1715) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle share at NG Wild Peach release. Pour is jet black with a medium tan head that lasts for a while. Aroma and flavor of dark caramel, tobacco, bourbon, roasted malt, oak, spice, and slight vanilla. Finish is similar with a touch of booze. High carbonation for the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle sample courtesy of "Pavlov Badjewski". Colour...very dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose...massively Bourbon-like with brown sugar syrup and burnt marshmallows. Palate...a little thin, but the Bourbon makes up for it, big time! Incredibly boozy stuff with massive waves of burnt sugar, turbinado, char and ash. The finish is refined and polished, despite the heavy booze up front ( not that there’s anything wrong with that).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1184) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle pours black with low tan head. Aroma is big oak and roast bourbon. Taste is primarily bourbon and roast, well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to HighWine. Had at the Beechner Blind Beer Bash. Lots of chocolate and booze. Smooth vanilla with a subtle alcohol warming. Not hot, but there. Moderate roastiness and chocolate. This was my favorite of the 3 we had blind in this flight. Lots of barrel character but well compliments the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ Steve’s house. Thanks to Adam. Pours a dark brown / black appearance with a foamy dark brown head. Nice roasty, slight cola, dark fruity, vanilla, whiskey aroma. Caramel, toffee, boozy whiskey, herbal / grassy flavor. Kind of high on the booze but some nice flavors. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, vanilla, roast, oak, hints of grain, slight dark fruit, touch of dark fruit. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, coffee, roast, oak, vanilla, hints of grain, hints of toffee, finishing bitter, oaky, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of bourbon and oak, roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee and hints of licorice/dark fruits, vanilla, some caramel sweetness, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with lots of oak and bourbon and roast. Smooth, thicker texture. A very boozy, bourbony imperial stout, but this is the way I like them.

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