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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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.

OPIE788's rating

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3564) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
July 14, 2016. Bottle, bottled October 20, 2015. Received in a trade, thanks!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet malty with caramel, toffee, soft roasted milk chocolate, fresh coffee, warming bourbon, hints of vanilla and dried fruits. Taste is sweet, malty, warming, roasted and bitter. Finish is sweet malty, slight sticky caramel, toffee, bitter roasted with dark chocolate, hints of oak, slight salty and warming bourbon notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture.
Very nice, creamy and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Hackobock. Pours oily black with a small mocha head that doesnt leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is heavy malty with roasted malty, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, plums in brandy, moist soil, ash and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty. Mouthfeel is thick, round, roasted astringent, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, thick bitter chocolate and bourbon. Fat without turning vulgar. Tasty barrel presence. Yum...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at TradeBookCon #04 160714. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma, raisins, licorice, whisky, woody, bourbon, some dark chocolate. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, raisins, vanilla, caramel notes, tar notes, woody, spicy notes, some dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Great beer, love the bourbon balance!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thick low brown head. N: Bourbon, caramel, toffee, coffee, bitter(?) milk chocolate, billberry T: Toffee, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate O: Very nice creamy mouthfeel, a bit waterish flavours though. Still very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2016
22oz bomber pours oily dark black with half finger brown head. Awesome nose with rich brownie, vanilla, bourbon, marshmallow, spice and oak. Taste is similar with chewy sweet brownie batter, rich chocolate, char and roast, coffee, oaky vanilla. Finishes semi sweet, roasty char, super well done barrel treatment, Hershey and brownie with some boozy bourbon fruit and spice. Not much can approach BCBS for me but this is damn close. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2016
(22oz bomber) thick black body, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of cherry, sweet almond, alcohol, huge barrel. Taste of tobacco, barrel, sweet almond, medium roasty, touch vanilla, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5888) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2016
The beer pours black with a tan head. The aroma has rich caramel, vanilla, bourbon, rich deep roast and a bit of coconut. It has a full body with light carbonation. The taste has licorice, roast, bourbon, oak, cacao nibs and abrasiveness. The finish has some burnt marshmallow aspect. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2016
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a medium light brown head..aroma of booze,vanilla,coffee..tastes of bourbon,coffee,vanilla,dark fruits..better as it warms..thick and boozy..good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2342) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Not really a milestone rate, but this will be #1900. Draft at Ale House. Pours nearly black with a chocolaty brown head. Aroma is very nice.. Dark chocolate, fig, molasses, bourbon, oak. This is a nice thick chocolaty brew with a touch of almond, molasses and a strong, but not too boozy, bourbon and oak finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cookies. Sweet.

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