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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.


OPIE788's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (336) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (953) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle pours black with low tan head. Aroma is big oak and roast bourbon. Taste is primarily bourbon and roast, well done

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to HighWine. Had at the Beechner Blind Beer Bash. Lots of chocolate and booze. Smooth vanilla with a subtle alcohol warming. Not hot, but there. Moderate roastiness and chocolate. This was my favorite of the 3 we had blind in this flight. Lots of barrel character but well compliments the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9032) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, 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 (3889) - 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 (173) - 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 (1399) - 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 (9058) - 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 (5370) - 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 (1291) - 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.


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