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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2047) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at Revolution. From notes. Bourbon and oak with chocolate and dark fermented fruits. Very good. Found out they dont growler BA beers after asking for a growler of this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle - thanks Kyle! Dark thick pour with a beige head. Awesome nose of bourbon and molasses. Smooth palate. Slightly sweet taste. Terrific!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Tar black pour with a thick brown head. Nose is sweet and Bourbony. Chocolate. Extremely smooth mouth feel, sweet coffee, dark chocolate, sweet Bourbon body. Up there with BCBS

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bomber from ck1 for our family Xmas gathering, thanks bro! Pours an opaque black with a tan head leaving very little lacing. Aroma has chocolate and caramel and vanilla/bourbon with a solid roasty presence. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, some sweet caramel maltiness, some roast/ash and some vanilla. Smooth with a terrific flavor blend. Surprisingly, the alcohol is understated. Full bodied. Finishes bittersweet with a little kick. Tasty, smooth and excellent. Very enjoyable!

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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wje89 (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Its a pretty good blend. Not usually my style but I really enjoyed it. Not so much of an aroma here but real sold imperial mixing well with a complex Bourbon combination.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle thanks bill. Pours thick black with nice tan head that’s gone fast. Big oak and wood aroma. Sweet vanilla and sugar. Taste is thick sweet bourbon cookie.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
22 oz. bottle sampled at the Side Project release bottle share. Pours a deep brown, not opaque, with a tan head. Notes of bourbon immediately emerge, along with oak, molasses, vanilla, brown sugar, earth, and tobacco. Starts sweeter, finishes quickly, and lingers boozy. Medium-bodied, with a warming mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice barrel treatment.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.


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