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RATINGS: 584   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Courtesy jayg. Thanks Jay! Pours black, with an off white head. Smells of pretty big chocolate, with the bourbon definitely being noticeable as well. Dark malts and alcohol rounded out the nose. Theflavor was big on chocolate as well, but the bourbon really came forth and showed face in the taste. Some caramel and dark malt presence were there to give the flavor some creamy notes to it. I really enjoyed this, seems to be balanced well between the bourbon and chocolate. Nothing too over the top. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle at the Brickskeller. Pours somewhat thinly to a basic black, showing brandy coloring on the sides and beneath. Aroma begins with bourbon, mint, and charred oak, eventually revealing wet mulch and tobacco leaves, and steamed vegetables; broccoli. Fairly firm sweetness to taste; belgian chocolate, burnt espresso, with thin and somewhat acrid bourbon providing a dirty soil underneath. Thick maple smoke and a lovely chord of vanilla ring out in the first stage of finish; this develops a touch of plastic and increasing synthetic bitterness. Honey and ground dark roast define its damning banal simplicity at the finish. Sticky, warm, plain, and dry. Bourbon overpowers in the final pulse, drying out vegetally. Strange example; the alcohol is nicely masked despite the comparitive thinness of body, and this one could maybe do well with a little more time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Tampa RB Gathering Beer #14....not quite sure who shared this one, maybe DragonStout, maybe someone else...was hard to tell at this point in the evening....dark brown, almost black pour with a mocha colored, small-medium sized head....notes of chocolate, malts, bourbon, charred malts and vanilla on the nose....flavor very complimentary, the bourbon doesn’t overwhelm or detract much from the beer, granted I have never had the original to compare....some earthiness definitely comes through in the flavor profile, along with richly concentrated milk chocolate and bourbon notes....full bodied, silky smooth palate....bit of heat on the whole, but not too bad....finish is chocolate, bourbon and vanilla, leaving me wanting more....good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
75 cL bottle, thanks to Myrup. Pours hazy brown with a slight reddish. Roasted aroma, slight fruity. Slight chocolate aroma. Flavour is slight liqourice note and quite strong with a slight chocolate note. Some undefineable chemical note. End is slight caramelly liqourice. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Dark ebony/ruby. Light tan head and lacing. Nose of chocolate and creamy cocoa notes. The flavor is sweet, not much barrel nor bourbon taste. Clean, malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Dark red brown coloured with a small beige ehad. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits, vanilla and wood. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, vanilla and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, quality tasting @ Papsoe] Small rocky white head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Dark mahogany color. Aroma of bread, molasses, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, light floral notes, and some underlying wood and bourbon feel. Full bodied with an alcoholic texture and a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light counter bitterness. Warming sweet finish that lingers. 28-09-2007

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of IrishBoy. Pours a clear, warm, dark brown with a tint of red and a beige head. Fat, sweetish, caramel aroma and some roasted malt up there too. Medium body only with sweetish, roasted malt - not overly burned - with lightly sweet notes of vanilla and wood. No distinct bourbon accents really and even the bitterness is discreet. A very subtle and discreet take on the style making it mellow and easy drinking. 280907

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. A dark red brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, rye bread, chocolate and bourbon, so is the taste, but alcoholic. Medium to full body with a light sweet alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1741) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, and some caramel. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate, and caramel. Alcohol is there, but it doesn’t seem like 10.5%. Thanks to footbalm for trading me this bottle.

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