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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
750ml bottle, 2011, from Capones Dark brown with a dark beige head. Vanilla, bourbon, light oak, slightly burnt caramel, hazelnut, bit of chocolate and plum. Mild carbonation, moderate and sweet, dry hazelnut, bit of chocolate and vanilla with some wafer cookie. Can see how this would be enjoyable but too sweet and cookie for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airfigaro (2) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Has a really nice sweet roast aroma and a beautiful dark chocolate appearance. Taste is superb, sweet bourbon, chocolate and caramel disguised the big gravity of this beer. Wonderful

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks to czoch75 for this one! Vintage 2010 Poured to NB Globe A: Even with vigorous pour, beer has little to no head formation. beer has scattered, translucent light latte surface film. Otherwise, tawny and dark brown beer with shimmering surface, and opacity faintly pierced to reveal a dark hazel brown. S: Oh yeah, this is nice. The bourbon does a great job accenting the malt without overpowering as bourbon barrels can have a tendency to do. Vanilla, caramel, cocoa, malty goodness here. A hint of licorice dances in and out of my olfactory. Okay, maybe a bit boozy, but elegant and helps open up my senses. T: A bit hot, maybe even too hot. The alcohol is evident here. Sweetens the beer, and over powers (IMO) the beautiful caramel and vanilla that are hidden in the background. This is a nice beer, but I think it needs more time. Leaves the palate dry and needing for more. M: Full bodied, velvety low carbonation. Stings a bit with the apparent alcohol. Initially slicking, the beer quickly transitions to a drying leftover. D: I think this beer is well crafted, but not great. I am interested to see how it develops over a couple years. I know that the baseline is great, but unfortunately the barrels carry the beer right now, it’s not consensual. Serving type: bottle 01-26-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle...Pour is dark brown with a light tan head..Nose is wet oak, bourbon, nice vanilla, roast, chocolates, plum...Taste is bourbon, chocolate, roast, marshmallows, caramel, vanillas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4503) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
pours dark brown with a small lght beige cap, some retention and lacing. sweet chocolate coated candied coconut and runny burnt caramels, some grass and resin, leather, vanilla. average to moderate carbonation, sweetness, light to medium body - slightly thin, sweet coconut and woody astringent finish. overwhelmed by coconut. still.. much appreciated in front of a winter bonfire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma:Oak vanilla wood,coconut caramel.. appearance:Dark,light beige head... Flavor:strong oaf,vanilla coconut flavor, less imperials stout flavor.. I dont what to think about it.. good but need more imperail stout flavor and less coconut flavor...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2008 750ml bottle pours a dark brown with zero head. this might be past its prime. malt chocolate and maybe a little bourbon taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is caramel, oak, booze, and toast. Appearance is mahogany with a light tan foam. Taste is oak, raisins, caramel, toast, booze, and a slight hop bitterness. Full body with medium carbonation. A bit warm on the aftertaste. Overall a good barleywine but a bit heavy on the oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at Schlafly Bottleworks, St. Louis. Deep opaque brown-black body, thin tan head. Nose of bourbon, oak, molasses, and alcohol. Buttery oak and bourbon body with inky heavy roast and coffee bean. Relatively light-bodied but potent. Tasty. The sum is greater than its parts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Une grosse bouteille datant du 7/24/2012 partagée avec Patrick. Une bière brune noire avec une mousse beige crémeuse et durable. Un nez fruité avec des notes de brandy et de chocolat. Le chocolat et bien présent. La bouche est toute boisée avec du brandy et du chocolat. La texture est ronde et agréable, elle laisse une belle trace dans la gorge. Une finale un peu acide et fruitée. Elle n’est pas trop rôtie. 6/10

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