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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a dark dark – opaque darkness with nice light brown head. The aroma is big with roasty malts to burnt malts that get swallowed by a pile of oak chips. I do get a hint of the bourbon too. The taste starts dry and roasty with hints of bourbon. Beyond that a sweetness kicks in along with a healthy dose of wood. It ends sweet burnt and roasty with a mild bourbon oakiness that lingers. Double yum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Courtesy Degarth. He strikes again. Sweet looking liter bottle, appropriate and bold for an Imp Stout. Very, very dark black body with brown at the far edges. Creamy, rocky mocha colored head that lasts for quite a long time. Plenty of lacing coats the side of the glass as well. Impressive looking beer. Bourbon, woody/earthy notes, bitter dark chocolate, dark fruits, licorice and coffee grounds make up the huge aromatic bouquet. Flavor is somewhat of a tiny letdown after the aroma, but still very well done, and gets better and better as the beer warns. Dark chocolate, roasted/charred malts and beans, prunes and liquor soaked sweetbread. Creamy, very full mouthfeel. No heat from the bourbon is apparent, which is very nice. Woody/earthy finish, medium length, fading to a nice roasted bitterness. Very well done, just short of world class.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mmcdowell3 (13) - USA - OCT 15, 2007
finally a bourbon barrel that’s not all bourbon smell and taste. respectable tan color lace head, hints of espresso and chocolate malt flavor at its finish. very smooth and flavorful. Nice bottle as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle shared at Cbus tasting by Bgburdman. Dark pour, smell was all bourbon. Taste was chocolate, coffee and bourbon. I found this one particularly bad...I am not a fan of the barrel aged craze that everyone is doing. And this one didnt seem to be done that well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
C-Bus 9 shared by bgburdman: Bottle: Pours black with a loose tan head. Aroma, oaky, bourbon, chocolate, and some fruits. Flavor, thin chocolaty, earthy and really not that enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
1 liter bottle. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oaky wood, light vanilla, chocolate, roast, and bourbon. Tastes of wood, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, and caramel. Alcohol content hidden. Easy to drink to this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Moderately thick pour to an opaque and midnight muddy brown. Sawdust tops it off. Nose dives deep into broiled butterscotch, singed bourbony oak, caramel laced dark chocolate truffles and mocha fudge rippled with Godiva liquor. Deep stuff. Flavor affirms a prominent, balanced blend of sweet bourbon strife. Fudgie mocha morsels melt in the mouth while the bourbon sweetens its sprig. Caramel ribbons ride through French silk talc and white mocha fudge. Cocoa powder patters into the balanced delicatessen blend. Medium to fuller bodied, carefully carbonated and ever the balanced beer. Sweet milk chocolate goop cradles the sides of the oak cask as bourbon lurks at the bottom with a smooth, chocolaty milk finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Very deep, dask brownish-black color. Aroma is dried cherries, treacle, a touch of vanilla and oak, slight chocolate and alcohol. Bourbon aroma is very evident. Mouthfell is almowst chewy, very big beer. Moderately roasted and bitter, the bourbon blast is very evident, not a bashful beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours a severe dark brown color with a thin sparse dark khaki head. Strong aroma - alcohol, roast, bourbon. Flush of bourbon with a light roast undertow. A helping of alcohol and spicy malt in the finish. Strong flavors, little nuance or subtletly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle courtesy of kingpinIPA. Beautiful pour w/ a dark tan head. Bourbon, oak, and chocolate nose. Mouthfeel is a little watered-down. A little bit heavier mouthfeel and this is near perfect. Nice balance of vanilla, coconut, bourbon, oak, and chocolate flavors. Very good.


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