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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raoul_duke (236) - - NOV 21, 2015
Bomber from binny’s. Very thick, motor oil consistency. Dark brown, actually black with essentially no head. The aroma is straight whisky with some oak and sugar. First sip is strong, not an alcohol heat, more of the oaky liquor flavor of a bourbon. If you like bourbon, you’ll love this. I like bourbon... But I could use a little more spice or chocolate or something. As is heating up in my hand, the baker’s chocolate intensifies. Which kicks this up to worth the cost (at least).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1535) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2015
beige mocha head leaves lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is lots of bourbon goodness, coconut, vanilla, boozy. taste like aroma, ash, bitter chocolate aftertaste is bitter sweet, some alcoholheat. dense body, medium carbonation. very tasty! bottle / bd 2013

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2148) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
(bottle) clear, very dark brown colour with a medium tall, brown head; aroma of molasses, stewed fruit, dried fruit; thick palate; balnced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4189) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2015
pitch black oily and a very dark color espresso crema head. Sweet aroma like the others I’ve had here. Herbal, whiskey but overall a very light aroma. A lot of booze in this one. Vanilla, with candy corn, caramel and cocoa. Coats the tongue. Leaves a lasting bitterness with the chocolate. Despite the intensity, there’s enough creaminess to make this a very good beer. Needs to age I think. Very intense.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, oak, vanilla, molasses, licorice, & bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses/syrup, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and some bourbon; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (5878) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2015
22 ounce bottle bought a year ago. Pours dark and oily with head that fades. Very boozy in nose and body. Lots of bourbon mixed with chocolate. Light to medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Black, tan head. Aroma of Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel. Chocolate flavour, alcohol, light sweetness, umami, wood. Finish raisins, malts and chocolate. Nice!
(from 66cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, Raf!)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4003) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Revolution deth’s tar -pitch black with Stan head and a dark cacao and umami nose. Medium bodied, sharp carbonation. The taste is black licorice, savouriness and bitter dark chocolate. As I’ve noted am not a licorice fan but this is pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle @ Drink Rich’s American beer, thanks to Omgrich. Brune foncée, col fin beige. Arôme offre un gros bouquet malté aux notes chocolatées, et léger de vanille qui se prolonge assez bien. Palais est malté, chocolat, caramel, petite note de pomme-candy avec un profil de Bourbon fortement bien placé. Vanille et boisé offrant une fine note épicée-douce qui laisse ample place aux malts mais aussi à la complexité des barriques. Fort agréable sans être certain que jouer sur tant de barriques apportent franchement bcp au final si ce n’est l’effet ’wow’.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Chicago reunion hang with Dave & John. Shared by my ol’ buddy Dave. Opaque, near black body with a quarter inch of beige head. Sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma. Oak and chocolate with alcohol heat emerging at the last instant. Quite tasty.


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