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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4700) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
1 L bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a nice creamy brown head. Excellent retention for such a big beer. Big roasty bourbon nose with some light oak, light alcohol, and bakers chocolate. A lot of chocolate and roast up front with some Hershey’s syrup and vanilla extract, a little oakiness. On the sweeter side with just minimal alcohol. The mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety with great relaxed carbonation. Pretty nice beer, actually really smooth and drinkable for such a big beer. Methinks that this is a tad under rated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuzz (742) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Tasting At Three Cellars. Sweet and good smooth oak like hint. Not real sure it woth the cost but it is good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Getting the notebook online. Bottle, Spring 2007 batch. Pours a brown black with a slight tan head. Bourbon takes over the nose. Sips sweet at first with burnt malt flavors then turns oak from the barrels, and finishes with strong bourbon flavors. Lots of burnt smoke on the aftertaste. A very pleasant and enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2895) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, Mabel, and GregClow, Harry’s ’07 bottle. Very dark brown, no head. Nice bourbon aroma. Good taste - tons of bourbon which wears thin after a while. The body is too thin to hold all of this flavour and alcohol though, so it becomes overwhelming after a while. Good, but good have been much better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1523-20080711] 1L bottle. Dark figgy sweet-roasted malt aroma. Black body with quick creamy tan bubbles. Roasted wooden boozy malt flavour. Full body has a sour tang. Rather enjoyable.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jerc, tupalev)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle (1 Litre) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mabel & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Bottled: 2007. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large diminishing light-brown head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, a bit of bourbon, vanilla and wood. Flavour’s mildly bourbony along with roasted malt and some sourness with a long bitter boozy finish. Average to medium bodied. Just O.K.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2008
1.0 L Bad Boy. Dark brown color with a small head with a very light tan shade to it. Nose is fairly dynamic and shows some toasted wood, coconut, vanilla, cocoa, roast, fruit, but also a little funk. Flavor doesn’t match the complexity of the nose and lacks richness. Very light malts, with light hints of chocolate. Mainly dominated by the barrel, but unfortunately there is some unwelcome contamination with the brew. It’s fairly sour and funked and doesn’t pair well with the delicacies of a BBA IS.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2821) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel & tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep brown-black with a small tan head. Aroma has a good amount of bourbon, charred malt, burnt wood, and I swear I got a bit of poo (!), but no-one else did so maybe I imagined it. (Or maybe I farted and didn’t notice.) Medium bodied. Flavour starts sweet, but develops a sudden unexpected sourness, and a bourbon heat that borders on being unpleasant. Not so happy with this...

"Most guys will add an extra inch." - mabel

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of some awesome Ratebeerian. Shared with Ibrew2or3 and Quake1028. I thought one of them provided it....but they credited me with it! Coffee, tartness, coconut, vanilla and overripe pineapple make up the aroma. The body is black with a tan head that diminishes slowly. The fore is huge on roast chocolate, roast malt and vanilla. Tons of stewed dark fruits, oak and bourbon with dried coconut accents also appear. Charry black chocolate in the finish. Nice flavor. Creamy feel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7348) - 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


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