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Rock Bottom Orland Park Barrel-Aged The Raven Imperial Bourbon Stout

Rock Bottom Orland Park Barrel-Aged The Raven Imperial Bourbon Stout
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Our Imperial Espresso stout aged in barrels. A strong stout with a huge bourbon and oak aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
black color, tiny tan bubbles for a head, some lace. nose of bourbon and dry fruit. flavor is fruity bourbon with only a hint of the well hidden 10% abv. medium bodied, sweet finish. not much malt presence, no roastiness, but rather enjoyable none-the-less. on tap at rbop brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Snifter (or two) at the brewpub: This poured a dark brown body with a tight tan head that didnt seem to want to stay around for long. There was plenty of Bourbon in the aroma complemented by dark raisins, some iced coffee, a touch of vanilla, and some oak. The flavor added a dark caramelly malt, a light alcohol presence, a hit of roastiness, and a woody bitterness. Another fine sipper from Iain Wilson.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Snifter poured on tap at the brewpub (Orland Park, IL). Pours an impressive thicker opaque black pour with decent chocolate milk head, lighter edged and dies to a film, laces ok. Aromas are a stronger bourbon element, booziness and strong vanilla tannins and wet oak, a touch of hairspray and a little overdone, roasted malts and cocoa dance in a bit with coffee and a touch of caramel. A little too strong for me, the initial brings a hearty booziness, bourbon, hairspray, vanilla as the base of Imperial Espresso shines through with its funny slight lactic sourness /Vanilla, roasted malts and vanilla, the coffee and espresso is there but the funny taste is there to stay, still running strong from the base. I feel the bourbon is too strong for my palate, a light bitterness and decent booziness, the sourlike vanilla creamy element from the base makes me not a believer in The Raven. Nevermore. If I had to chose, Id probably take this over the base. The bourbon, while a bit offensive, does help cover up that lactic creamy sour element.

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