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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Barrel series no. 7, imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Draft. Black with tan head. Nose and taste of whiskey, oak, roast chocolate and coffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bomber poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and light dried fruit with a smooth dry lingering bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
(22oz, bottle 236/728, 2012 vintage) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, whiskey, vanilla, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, coffee, and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is lightly sour plums with whiskey and oak notes, dark malt and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with roast notes, oak, whiskey, light hops and bitterness with sour dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Brown pour, brown head. Sadly this one has some soy notes, but I must say I was able to wade past them and taste what is a very nice beer. Smooth and rich with a nice chocolate and roast backbone. Too bad for the soy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2015
On tap @ Avery Strong Ale Fest 2015. Dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Coconut, whiskey, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, and a bit of roast in the aroma. Lots of coconut and chocolate in the mouth. A bit thin. Kind of boozy. Overall, pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10116) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Th whisky barreling kills all remnants of Belgian in this imperial stout, but is so delicious as to still be an improvement. Thin for an 11.5% beer but smooth. Strong whiskey notes with anise and roast. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (9311) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Bomber, bottle #426, release #2, anno 2013 courtesy of and shared with Omgrich. Couleur brune foncée presque noire, col épais et crémeux café au lait tirant sur le moka. Arôme est superbe avec un malté divin le tout sur un whisky restant discret mais efficace et qui apporte sa petite dose de vanille et boisé. Palais est fortement centré sur les malts, ici des notes caramel, chocolaté avec un rappel presque de cacao. Le whisky est présent et ajoute une petite pointe vanillée venant probablement de la vanille et du chêne américain si caractéristique. Le tout est épais et délicieux avec un petit rétro de cassis noirs, malt cara avec une fini note d’amertume et un léger boisé épicé. Mémorable, qui se déguste à l’aise, gagnant en complexité au fil du temps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, bottle #72/708, batch 1/2012. Pour is thick black with tan/dark brown head, aroma brought notes of big roast, anise, hints of caramel, toffee, slight vanilla, touch of dark fruit. Taste is a mix of roast, coffee, chocolate, some anise, dark fruit, finishing fairly sweet, very roasted, with some vanilla, slight oak, very slight whiskey comes in. Tasty and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Dark black with a thin khaki head. Aroma was super dark and sticky with heavy notes of brown sugar, roasted dark chocolate syrup, and a little molasses. Flavor was large and delicious and thick. Lots of dark chocolate cake tones, brown sugar sweetness, a warming boozy tone like rum or bourbon, a little tone of roasted coffee, black licorice/molasses, on a sticky sweet finish that was warm and enticing with a hint of vanilla.

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