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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Imperial Stout has been complemented by a generous bourbon flavor after aging five extra weeks in white oak bourbon barrels. Already saturated with dark roasted malt flavor, bourbon and oak highlights perfect the balance in this enormously rich ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
2008-07-11. Black, waifish tan head. (3+) Aroma is very much bourbon and wood, sweet notes of vanilla? Flavour is similar with bourbony vanilla, mild malt, light sour bitter tang in the finish. Average plus palate. Okay I guess but I did not care for it. The barrel does not seem to be a positive influence for me. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle (1 litre). Shared with blankboy with gregclow, jerc, mabel & tupalev. Opaque black pour, small frothy tan head. Dry, deeply roasty aroma, medium sweet vanilla/bourbon aroma, anise and old leather. Taste follows, but oddly sour, the leather morphs into dry old molasses, and the booziness intrudes oddly - thin, slick mouthfeel, long bitter and burnt alcoholic finish - I’m not sure I like it all that much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Very thick and viscous with almost no carbonation. The bourbon was quite noticeable to me. It was huge but unappealing. I wasn’t begging for another sip. In fact, the bottle was never finished. Overall: disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2008
An old rating i finally got to entering. Aroma smelled a little old and oxidized even though its brand new. A little bourbon but only a little and also a chocolate presense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Dark blackish color. Smell of malt, bourbon, caramel, hops and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, sour bourbon, malt, oak, hint of vanilla and hops. Turned off by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 31, 2008
1l swingtop from unclejedi - thanks! Almost black, reddish highlights, nice brown head. Roasty malt nose, touches of bourbon, dark chocolate. Flavor follows the nose, adds some vanilla notes. The bourbon is apparent, but it does not overwhelm nor detract from the beer, rather, it complements it nicely. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2-24-08 bottle shared at tasting thanks to Beerlando and lb4lb
Black pour with very thin tan head. Smells generic and booze like. Reminds me of an off RC Cola. Flavor is strangely sweet, soy, and vinegar like. Seems to be unintentionally tart. Finish is unenjoyable. Not impressed at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Thanks to lb4lb for sharing this big swing-top. Pretty black in color, with dark brown edges. Thin head leaves decent lace. Smells of caramel, marzipan, make it seem more like an aged barleywine than an Imperial stout. Some alcohol smell. Sweet, almost cloying, yet sour, soy vinegar, some cardboardiness. Tastes like it could have been a bad bottle, maybe just stored improperly, but it seems pretty oxidized and thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2008
bottle courtesy of Beerlando
1 L bottle shared with 5 others. Pours black with a light tan head. Smell is sweet with lots of fake vanilla extract coming through, and wet cardboard more so than roasty malt. A touch of bourbon but not a very great nose. Taste was worse, and had notes of Soy sauce, was quite tart, thin and drying, and not at all like a bourbon barrel imperial stout. Id stay far, far away from this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2008
This was a dark black beer with the perfect blend of barrel aging ,not overwhelming with ABV well hidden,lots of dark roasted malts and very rich in flavor,well done and very enjoyable with a very small brown head and a bittersweet finish.CHEERS!

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