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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Barrel series no. 7, imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (5880) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (8008) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (943) - - JAN 6, 2013
Draft at rackhouse pub in denver. Strong bourbon aroma. Dark brown in color with light head. Strong bourbon flavor with vanilla notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
M82 (418) - Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2015
A frothy dark khaki head crowns a midnight black body with a ring of leopard lace and alcohol legs all around

Aromas and flavors are rich with licorice, dried dark fruit, and dark cherry with a massive base of chocolate cake, peanut butter-cocunut-cream balancing, accented by elegant whiskey spikes, bold, integrated, and creamy, what else do you want from the style?

1 PINT 6 FL OZ code 1009 G 02320 2014 served at 50º and warming into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (938) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2015
On tap at the Stapleton Tap House Jan 2015. Pours black with head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, alcohol, dark chocolate. Overall big, bold, a bit hot but tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8737) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11500) - 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 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Bottle 193 series 2. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is malty almost barleywineish. Dark fruits. Not roasty at all. Very sweet. Some roast on the flavor. Some bourbon. Not a lot of oak. Overall a really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1533) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Bottle 361 of 708 of Batch #1 (1/12). Dark brown black with fast fading coffee crema head and no lacing. Definitely thinner than it’s base beer. Typical Stranahan’s whiskey nose with coconut and vanilla sweetness over some dark roast malt. The barrel characteristics kind of own this beer loosing a lot of the nuances of the base leaving dark roast coffee malt flavors holding up the whiskey. Not too hot, but not very complex-there is a nice pronounced licorice streak and aftertaste but other than that not a lot to set it apart. Good, but not a standout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12343) - 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.

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