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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReverendMoon (150) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Tap. Smell: sweet bourbon and slight hint of coffee. Tastes like sweet bourbon. Quite sweet. Probably a bit too sweet. However, a pretty strong showing from Revolution, a good Chicago brewery. Alcohol is high, kudos. But that’s not what would limit me from having another. That would be due to: (drumroll please...) the sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3371) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle crushed with Cary. Pours an oily black with medium sized brown head. Strong bourbon and barrel notes are immediately noticeable in the nose, along with molasses, brown sugar, vanilla and caramel notes. Flavor is lots of bitter roast and wood notes, as well as sweetness imparted from the oak and bourbon. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, soft carbonation. Finishes a bit hot and boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottled. Opaque black with a tall, frothy head. Moderately thick, boozy aroma - bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, rye bread. Roasty coffee, bittersweet cocoa, smokey bourbon, oak and mild milk chocolate flavors. Mildly alcoholic finish, not much at all considering the rather hefty abv. Really good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle from Binnys. Poured black with a rim of tan. Pungent excellent aroma full of sweet vanilla. Quite smooth super light carb. Drying taste that hangs.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4337) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Revolution Brewing, Milwaulkee Ave, Chicago. Poured a deep mahogany with a round tan head and a rich consistency. The aroma is rich roasted malt and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a strong boozy alcohol liqourice roasted malt palate. A really boozy alcohol infused beer packed full of whisky dominated flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at Revolution Brewing, Chicago. Pours near black with a beige to brown head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, licorice, toffee and fudge. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Alcohol warmth in the finish. Light full bodied with soft carbonation. A very nice simple BA impy stout but lacking the complexity of some of the big stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at Revolution. From notes. Bourbon and oak with chocolate and dark fermented fruits. Very good. Found out they dont growler BA beers after asking for a growler of this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Milky and bourbon and creamy taste and smell incredible. Huge stout. The massive flavors hide the ABV well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2422) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Shared bomber poured to snifters showing a black/brown hue, with a light layer of brownish tan head foam, and some spots & strands of lacing. The nose was roasted, mocha, spice, caramel sweetness, with some barrel hints, and lurking, bourbony presence. The flavor added a moderate blend of hop bitterness & oaky astringency, decent malt, some creaminess to the mouthful, and unmistakeable, bourbony booziness. Soft carbonation, and only medium bodied, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
10 ounce pour at the Ravenswood Artfest Detour tent. Delicious and appealing bourbon, chocolate and vanilla aroma. Dark blackish brown liquid, thick and tan head. Durable foam layer hangs out for a while on the surface and keeps on delivering that nice nose. The flavor is like the aroma: vanilla, bourbon, malty Whoppers candy sweetness, biscotti cookies. A bit too light bodied, given all those hefty flavors. Very smooth. Overall I liked it a lot and it left a lasting impression as a dessert beer I’d seek out again.


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