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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 I don?t get much aroma but the flavor is huge. Chocolate, cherries and bourbon. It?s like dessert in a glass. Becomes a little bitter as it warms. I preferred it on the cool side. I?ve never had anything like it. Outstanding!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (172) - 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 (1394) - 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 (8867) - 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 (5262) - 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 (1225) - 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 (2660) - 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 (1466) - 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 (1950) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (1328) - 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 (394) - 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.


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