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RATINGS: 135   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teemoney (90) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Poured from bomber into snifter. Dark brown/ black with light brown head thay diminishes quickly. Smell is lots os sugar, syrup, and toasted malt with a little bourbon (my brother: "I can smell the barrel"). Taste is very sweet, with some chocolate and faint bourbon flavors, and some roasted coffee in the finish. Feel is a little thin for the style/ abv, but by no means unpleasant. Overall, its not bad. Definitely not the best, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Black pour. Tan head. Little lacing. Aroma of chocolate and whiskey. Taste is sweet bourbon and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3831) - - JUL 19, 2014
bottle. black pour with a small tan head. robust aroma of raison, toast, smoke, light bourbon, tobacco. surprisingly smooth. flavors of toast, vanilla, wood, raisin, char, marshmallow. a hint of misplaced sourness. a bit highly carbonated. nice flavors though. i found this beer to be delectable, however, it does carry a hefty price tag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
22oz bottle 5/22/14 (Discount Liquor-Waukesha 2 for $6)-42° in Snifter-Pours black with a small ring for a head. Aroma of bourbon, dried fruit, oak, and vanilla. Taste of malt, oak, bourbon, dried fruit, and vanilla. This medium bodied brew is a little not balanced but still rather tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
opaque, inky black with a thin mocha head. the smell is quite powerful as soon as the cap was off. very vinous, but also roasty. smells sweet. tastes very creamy and sweet. nougat, chocolate, irish cream, cherry cordial. madeira. this is pretty yummy! especially considering that it was $5.99 per bomber at Country fresh. Right on!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2576) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Shared bomber, poured to snifters, showing a black/brown hue, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was roasted, with a nice, malty creaminess, chocolate, and some dark caramel sweetness. Medium+ bodied, the taste was similar to the nose, plus notes of dark fruit as prune, and barrel notes as bourbon, a touch of vanilla, and some subtle, tanniny astringency. Had just previously sampled the RIS, and found this to be more complex, richer, and fuller bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2014
No legible date on bottle. Aged at least a year. Pours black. Small light brown ring of head. Smooth bourbon. Oak. Vanilla. Dark chocolate. Rich caramel. Hint of dark fruitiness. No hops anymore. Sweet. In my opinion, its aged nicely. Medium body, a touch thin. Finish is lightly sour, light roasty, semi-sweet. Alcohol isn’t noticeable, has faded. Underrated. I’m glad I let this sit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (597) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Aged for over a year. Strong coercion, dark fruit, sweet, roast, caramel, juicy aroma. Taste is similar. Very smooth, medium body. Malty, bourbon, dark fruit. Not much of an alcohol burn in the finish. Fairly pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Ale Alpharetta December Meeting. Black pour with tan head. Aroma is largely bourbon with wood and bits of vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is very bourbon dominate as well with a bit of a bitter/tart finish. This is a middle of the road/below average bourbon stout. The bourbon with base beer combo, while not bad, was not a great combo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle share at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimal white head. The aroma has a bit of marshmallow, some coconut, light bourbon. The taste has a light roast, some coconut, and some sweet sugary aspects.

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