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RATINGS: 119   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.


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 (3149) - 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 (2141) - 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 (3896) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1914) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
A not remotely subtle, booze-dominated bourbon. Sweet, slight hints of chocolate though I will say it’s surprisingly light in alcohol notes for a bourbon. Wait, this is a beer? What?

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (596) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle from Dennis, thanks! Pours black with a small, thick brown head. Aroma is bourbon filled to the max, some raisin and a tart (woody?) note as well. Taste has bourbon, raisins, cherry liquor praline, marzipan, figs and alcohol heat. Round and full bodied, soft carbonation. The woody dry after taste is surprisingly short.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Black with a dark tan head. A bit of coffee, cocoa, booze and bourbon in the nose. I got coffee and unsweetened coco followed with all the barrel notes. This is a solid beer with a big bourbon barrel flavor. I loved it but if bourbon isn’t your thing be careful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Tons of roast and chocolate in the aroma with a ton of bourbon sweetness, coming from the mixture of all the barrels. Lots of bourbon in the flavor over top of the bitter roasted malts. Sweet vanilla finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle, brought to me by Grippitis. Near black, viscous pour, tight brown crown. Sweet rich aroma with roasty elements (coffee, cocoa) and barrel elements (treacle, vanilla, wood). The palate is vey full bodied, fudgey and malty, bitter coffee, sweet bourbon, toasted coconut, boozy undertones. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3101) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle, shared at Jeff’s. Pours black with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is heavy whiskey and oak, maybe some light cocoa and ash. Taste is very boozy as expected from the aroma. Whiskey, charred oak, vanilla, and just a touch of sweet chocolate. Remains pretty smooth despite the heavy whiskey booziness. Good thick mouthfeel too. Definitely a sipper. Solid BB beer but just more bourbon than I like in my beer.


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