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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This rich and robust beer is the result of aging our Imperial Whale Ale: Killer Whale in bourbon barrels for 4 months, adding signature oak-aged characteristics, nuances of vanilla, slight char, and bourbon aroma. Pairs nicely with smoked meats and stone fruit desserts. Ready to drink now or suitable for aging in the bottle for several years.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5832) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bomber. Pours a mostly clear dark copper color with a large white head. A big sweet malty nose. A big bourbon flavor, vanilla, light caramel, toast, some berries. The base struggles with the treatment a bit. Dry. More like a dry BW,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
22 oz bomber shared by beastiefan2k. The pour is a mostly clear golden copper with not too much of a head. The aroma is Bourbon, along with a bit of malt honey and general yeast spice. The taste is a sharp floral spice right away, then some of the honey sweetness, and a fair shot of the bourbon in the back. The palate is medium bodied with soft natural carbonation, and warming alcohol in the finish. Overall, a bit too sweet and boozy for my palate. I love the project they are doing, though. Thanks for sharing this Eugene.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5192) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared by me with the group; thanks Keir). Looks good; a semi-transparent brownish-orange with off-white lacing. Smells sweet, boozy, and mildly funky... Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright, but tastes like it’s souring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 2, 2013
22oz bottle, via trade. Hazy amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma of musty oak, light toffee, sugar and fruity bourbon. Flavor is sweet sugary malt, vanilla, alcohol and lightly tart. Medium body with soft carbonation. Pretty good beer, seems to be getting a slight infection but not too bad at this point.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (4813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Almost clear kind of tea colored. No head. I smell butter scotch. Ut oh. Flavor, too. Some odd malts. Alcohol intrudes. I am not a fan. Diacetyl and that much alcohol do not mix well.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
dicemanstl (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
I managed to choke down the 2 ounces I had in my glass of this beer, if I had a bottle all to myself this would be hitting the drain. Of all the beers at the ESBLS tasting everyone left this bottle half full (assuming the host disposed properly and kept this beer away from someone’s mouth). The aroma was strong butterscotch and alcohol. The taste was all butter, I may be a little sensitive to diacetyl, but holy ass shit this was like drinking butter with a shot of bourbon in it. Would not drink again.


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