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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
depre1am (11) - - MAY 3, 2013
Excellent b.a. imperial stout. Pour from bottle into snifter, pitch black with lasting medium body tan head. Notes of oak, dark chocolate and alcohol. Very smooth mouth feel with a roasted finish. Big flavors in this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frank0830 (63) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Poured a deep brown in my snifter. Not the big bold flavor expected from a barrel aged imperial stout but still very good. Big malt backbone that pronounces good flavor. It seems vanilla and banana notes come though the most. Nice on the palate, not bosey, not overly bitter. Good Impy stout, but not over the top. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"i think only because iíve had so may elite BB stouts, this is ends up not quite elite...but very very good nonetheless. big roasty chocolatey stout blends with a subtle at first but then more assertive bourbon. maybe too much peppery bourbon competes with the stout to make this just a touch lower than, say, Rasputin 12 or bourbon county, but it is quite good. probably a one timer given itís scarcity and price."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4000 back to Missouri roots!!! My liver feels it. Good beer, dark chocolate, a little overbarrelled but still good. Maroonish black pour with mocha head and lacing. Lots of booze, could be from the barrel. Bitter finish with some caramel sweetness. Tap at smoke and barrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon, oak and roasted aromas. Flavors are ok, chocolate roasted and other sweet malt tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a dark brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of vanilla and strong bourbon notes with sweet roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated by loads of vanilla notes with strong bourbon notes and quite a bit of residual sugar notes with light black chocolate. Body is somewhat full with an oily like texture and medium carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Bourbon notes are quite dominant but there is just too much residual sugar for my taste at the end of the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1437) - 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 (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
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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 (6572) - 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 (4548) - 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.

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