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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (1347) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bomber from ck1 for our family Xmas gathering, thanks bro! Pours an opaque black with a tan head leaving very little lacing. Aroma has chocolate and caramel and vanilla/bourbon with a solid roasty presence. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, some sweet caramel maltiness, some roast/ash and some vanilla. Smooth with a terrific flavor blend. Surprisingly, the alcohol is understated. Full bodied. Finishes bittersweet with a little kick. Tasty, smooth and excellent. Very enjoyable!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4925) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
9/XII/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2013-1135) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, lots of dried fruits, dates and figs, chocolate, vanilla. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bourbon, caramel, vanilla, sugary, fudge, little sour, alcohol, some chocolate. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, alcohol, lots of chocolate, caramel, sweet, quite some vanilla, hoppy ending. Very nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
A demain dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light vanilla, light bourbon, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with light vanilla, loads of alcohol. On tap at End of Everything beer fest Dec 22 2013 the.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3030) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
Sadly I only got a four ounce pour of this as the keg kicked just as they were filling my glass. On the plus side that meant I didn’t pay a dime for a fantastic imperial stout. Revolution is making some good products and this one is no exception. One of these days I hope to make it there and try their beers at the source.

Aroma / Appearance - An oily black base slides around the glass like melted charcoal. Vanilla, anise, chocolate, and thick creamy textures hang in the air. This is as dense as you would expect a well crafted imperial stout to be.

Flavor / Palate - Dark fruity notes stick on the tongue. Chocolate, anise, and coffee emerge at the peak of the throat. The finish lingers with a pleasant bitterness typical of a malty profile. This is excellent although perhaps just a notch below the best of the best. I’d put this against any number of other Midwestern releases - check it out for yourself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5578) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to pbrack11!, complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightly spicy/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4527) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Fairly well carbonated for an imperial stout. Lots of bourbon and heavily roasted malt. I don’t care for the bourbon very much in this beer, but I can respect the quality.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle served in snifter. Pours jet black with a mostly lasting frothy tan head and spotty lace. Moderate to heavy bourbon influence over layers of rich sweet and charred malts with a lovely kick of earthiness in the form of english pipe tobacco, walnuts and that new baseball glove aroma. Solid carbonation and only moderate alcohol makes this dangerously drinkable. Perfect for a snowy lake effect day.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours near black with tan head. Loads of bourban booze with nice notes of vanilla, chocolate and a ton of roast. Big beer but not overbearing. Thought I was going to dislike it and was presently surprised.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16948) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon aroma with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Roasted malty woody bourbon vanilla and chocolate flavor with weak vinous hints. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and vanilla finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Tar black pour with a thick brown head. Nose is sweet and Bourbony. Chocolate. Extremely smooth mouth feel, sweet coffee, dark chocolate, sweet Bourbon body. Up there with BCBS


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