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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20456) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and wood bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt and bourbon sweet flavor with a heavy dark sweet and alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11586) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out smoky whiskey barrels, some roast and alcohol. Flavour is complex as hell, with smoky whiskey barrels, some roast and more smoky whiskey. This is so well done. Perfect amount of heat, smoke and whiskey. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle... Pours tar-black with a mid-sized, creamy, fat-bubbled, khaki head. Great retention. Smooth bourbon and tobacco in the aroma. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is mainly just hot, acrid, acidic, sour mash whiskey. There is some dark cocoa here, but every other component is completely muted or dialed-down a couple notches and replaced with that red-hot bourbon. Burnt bitter acrid finish. This was in my cellar for about a year. If I still had a bottle, I would revisit this again in about three years - maybe only two. It’s not flawed in any way. Just a little wet behind the ears. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ Steve’s house. Thanks to Adam. Pours a dark brown / black appearance with a foamy dark brown head. Nice roasty, slight cola, dark fruity, vanilla, whiskey aroma. Caramel, toffee, boozy whiskey, herbal / grassy flavor. Kind of high on the booze but some nice flavors. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10014) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Supr boozy, alcohol subdues if you let it warm but it is booze and barrel all the way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
Sample at the Jackie O’s Staff Bottle Tasting Part 1 on 04/11/2015. Pitch black pour with a medium thick foamy dark beige head that recedes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of roast malt, oaky bourbon, dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. The finish is mildly boozy with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Solid beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
22oz bottle, shared. Bottled 9/13/13. Very dark brown, near-black color. Slight red-hue. Good thin brown head. Some dots and bits of lace. Looks good. Really nice complex bourbon barrel nose. Vanilla, big roast, light spice, wood in the nose. Lots of good dark chocolate, fudge, brownie, cookie dough. Awesome. Light coffee, good roast malt. Good chewy bigger body, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick, but goes more dry in the finish. Heavy roast, near burnt, light hint of smoke, but I like it a lot. dudeabide commented that "it tastes like ashtray", but I wouldn’t go that far. Good moderate to bigger bitterness, minimal to no sweet, light (and pleasant) alcohol warmth. Very light hint of molasses. I loved this... Very good BA imperial stout.

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