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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Around the time of the Louisiana purchase, beer was shipped in barrels. if one had been lucky enough to receive a used Bourbon barrel of Imperial Stout, this is what his/her happy taste buds would have encountered: roasty, rich, malty imperial stout with a strong dose of caramel, oak, and Bourbon character. This is the perfect beer to pair with hearty, cold weather dishes, smoked meats, and virtually any dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5700) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle after RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. 2008 vintage. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, light chocolate, caramel, bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, dark fruit, dark chocolate, caramel. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUL 5, 2014
Very dark brown. Nose is whiskey, cherry. Same with choc on the flavour. Really full imperial stout, liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Courtesy of Keir
Black color with small head. Some roasted malt and chocolate aroma, easy. Good body strength, moderately sweet; some chocolate flavor, some barrel, vanilla, whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Taste at the brewery during RBSG. 2008 bottle. Clear dark brown red color. Thin off-white head. Bits of lace. Lots of dark fruit, musty oxidization in the nose. Not a fan of that aged flavor, personally. Dark fruit, chocolate, some vanilla. Moderate sweet taste, light spice, some vanilla. A little thin, some oxidization. But solid stuff to try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Thin, quick dissipating head with a deep brown body. Very smooth and vanilla nose. Raw bread dough. Cocoa, wine barrel, and gritty flavour. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12373) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - Bourbon barrel, vanilla and cocoa. Jet brown with a brown head. Light and sweet vanilla with cocoa. Nice and fairly balanced with lots if cocoa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (1291) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Really good. Nice chocalate notes mixing with the bourbon. Very smooth and easy to drink. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
A one and a half inch, mostly smooth, medium khaki head dissipates to a frothy island with smooth extending beaches. A black body reveals a bright honey-amber highlight where the stem and bowl meet. Cave drawing-leopard lace decorates the walls of the snifter.

Initial aromas are smooth and inviting with an obvious spirit barrel character. Creamy coconut and vanilla barrel notes. A swirl kicks up another creamy half inch head, and offers a momentarily brighter sense of wood with a more sour fruit like spirit layer. With warmth well into the sixties, inviting tones of pecan pie appear.

A smooth and creamy heavy weight body rolls across the palate. Dark chocolate syrup-treacle unites with the aforementioned notes of the aroma, all followed by a moment of glowing bourbon. Raisins accent throughout each sip and finish, with the residual bringing creamy coconut back into the spotlight.

Based on my experience with this fresh a couple years ago, I’m very pleasantly surprised with how far this has come.

25.4oz 2012 vintage at 60º into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5626) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
750 ml. bottle. It pours a dark, cola brown with a small tan head. The aroma is super nutty with lots of wood, toast and background chocolate and vanilla notes. The flavor is more vanilla and bourbon forward with some strong toast, chocolate and caramel. Pretty sweet and woody in the finish. More interesting flavors come out as it warms like root beer, cola, anise, dates and plum. The body is medium and perhaps a bit thin for the style, but I kind of like this as oppose to the syrupy BA beers that are more popular. Not bad stuff, and a good bourbon stout fix for a reasonably attainable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft to taster at The Tap in Bloomington. Looks solid; a translucent brown with light beige lacing. Smells of thin bourbon and oak. Tastes like it smells, but more robust. Decent on the palate; a little thin tough. Not bad, but underwhelming for the style.

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