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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007
The pour on this was nice.Big and dark with no light coming thru. Had a small tan head that dissipated quick.Bourbon, chocolate, and roasted malts on the nose.Coffee, bourbon and some fruit on the flavor.The finish was just like it started, bourbon and chocolate notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours black with a small, bubbly light brown head. Smells of dark fruits, chocolate, and sweet molasses. The taste is very fruity for an imperial stout, although there was definite chocolate and dark malty characters everywhere. Nice thick body, oily, sticky mouthfeel, with a nice full flavored finish. The aftertaste has some good roast and chocolate flavors as well. The bourbon is there, but definitely not up in your face. Although it definitely shows up in the aftertaste and lingers for a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is of oak, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, bourbon, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor starts of a little sweet with the dark fruits and oak that give way to the roasted flavors of chocolate and coffee. Finishes with some bitterness and alcohol warming. Better then their regular imperial stout but still not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 23, 2007
The color is a deep black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit greet the nose. Flavor is dominated by a roasted coffee taste and a bourbon background.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Bottle @Hamilton’s. … Full moon black with a moderate head.. Flavor is the chocolate w/ light vanilla from bourbon barrel warmth and bitterness. Medium-bodied and creamy. Tasty beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2007
The perfect pour. I love bourbon and I love imperial stouts, so it seems logical I would enjoy this beer. Logic has not been defied. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (598) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Deep onyx with a thin film of a head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and oak. Flavor is dark chocolate and sweet, oaky bourbon. Velvety smooth palate with a warm, smoky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2007
RBSG 07. A huge chocolate aroma from this beer. A jet black pour with little to no head. A flavor of chocolate, bourbon, and a hint of abv. Very good carbonation and mouthfeel. Nice warmth without being to warm.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle… RBSG 07… Pours near black with a small, creamy, beige head. Notes of milk chocolate, cookie dough, tobacco, vanilla, sour mash and charcoal in the nose. The flavor is all sweet chocolate and vanilla with mild bourbon warmth and bitterness. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. Chocolaty, whiskey finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1178) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Poured black with a small dark tan head. Aroma was bourbon and oak with some chocolate and coffee coming through as well. Alcohol was also present in the aroma, but was well masked in the taste. Flavor was predominately bourbon and oak, with a nice long finish of roasted malt that was accented when exhaling.


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