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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours deep black with brown head, big bourbon nose with some chocolate notes. Taste up front is big bourbon, leading into some chocolate and coffee notes that finishes sweet. Not a bad BBL RIS, but a bit overkill on the bourbon flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle to snifter. Pour is deep black brown with frothy but thin head that dissapates. Solid lacing that lasts. Smells of bourbon chocolate molasses and vanilla and scents of coffee. Taste bitter and I felt it was very bitter boozy and dry finish although there were some coco flavors as well. Palate medium feel and lively booze on swallow. I am very glad that I was able to try this, but we probably skip next time around.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, over ripe fruits as well as lighter notes of bourbon. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, bourbon, late summer fruits that are very sweet, and malt, leading to a dry fruity finish. The alcohol is a bit too pronounced for my taste. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
1 L bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark wooden and mild vanilla wooden note. Smooth wooden, mild citric and dark malty flavoured. Smooth fruity and roasted malt flavoured into the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of alcohol and bourbon. Roasted flavour of chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of bourbon. Sweet and roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (9657) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Bottled. Almost pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of spice, chocolate, light roast, cocoa and some vague berries. Flavour of wood, berries, roast, light spice, cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Chocolaty end full of spice and berries. Very nice complex and balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, dark chocolate, bourbon and coffee notes. Flavour had burned malt, dark chocolate, bourbon and hops. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours an opaque dark brown with a smallish beige head. Fat aroma of raisins, roasted malts and tartish wood. Medium body, hard roasted malts, vanilla and wood. Lots of bourbon accents with hard roasted malts. Dry, bourbonish finish with quite some alcohol. 030110

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle. Average brown bubbly head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Pitch black. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, wood, mild dried fruit notes. Over the palate came mild metallic notes as well with light liquorish feel. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Heavy sweet flavor with mild bitterness. Lingering malty and light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2009
In the bottle at the 2009 Pre-GNBF tasting. Pours black with a huge brown head. Giant toasted toffee and coconut aromas blend with a massive caramel scent. The aroma is near perfect. I was a bit disappointed that the flavor could not match the bigness of the aroma. One expects this to be as thick as Bourbon County Stout from the smell. It is not. Finishes with coconut and tartness, but the mouthfeel is certainly not over the top. It has a milky feel, but not syrupy. Great beer, but not legendary and not worth the price.


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