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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5193) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a very thin off white head. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, vanilla and a hint of licorice. Taste is very well balanced as well as the palate. Blends from one flavor to the next. Vanilla at the start, mild espresso and a nicely balanced chocolate finish. Great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Black, minimal tan head Smell licorice and burnt caramel Taste sweet smooth, roasty Mid body average

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Nearly black in color, nice brown head. Quite tasty! Vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee, bourbon soaked raisins, roast, chocolate, espresso. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8263) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm in November 2013. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have a strong barrel character on top of big roasted malt. Dark chocolate, wood, char some vanilla and tobacco, but the barrel is strong with this one. Good flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bomber thanks to Chris. Deep brown with a dark beige head. Dark Carmel and prune aromas. Caramel and smooth with some vanilla.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle - Pours dark cola color with a thin tan head. Nose is a bit astringent, with whiskey, molasses, and a little brown sugar. Taste is malty, sweet, boozy, very little roast, molasses, and brown sugar. Thin and fairly watery.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2243) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
never had the regular version, but this one is pretty darn outstanding. would like more someday.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (4350) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Une classique barrel aged imp stout, vanille, tabac, torréfaction, caramel dans une corpulence moyenne et sirupeuse.


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