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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Thanks to lb4lb for sharing this big swing-top. Pretty black in color, with dark brown edges. Thin head leaves decent lace. Smells of caramel, marzipan, make it seem more like an aged barleywine than an Imperial stout. Some alcohol smell. Sweet, almost cloying, yet sour, soy vinegar, some cardboardiness. Tastes like it could have been a bad bottle, maybe just stored improperly, but it seems pretty oxidized and thin.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2008
bottle courtesy of Beerlando
1 L bottle shared with 5 others. Pours black with a light tan head. Smell is sweet with lots of fake vanilla extract coming through, and wet cardboard more so than roasty malt. A touch of bourbon but not a very great nose. Taste was worse, and had notes of Soy sauce, was quite tart, thin and drying, and not at all like a bourbon barrel imperial stout. I’d stay far, far away from this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2008
This was a dark black beer with the perfect blend of barrel aging ,not overwhelming with ABV well hidden,lots of dark roasted malts and very rich in flavor,well done and very enjoyable with a very small brown head and a bittersweet finish.CHEERS!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
1 L bottle from Holiday. Black with a small tan head. Bourbon, pussy, and chocolate aroma. Ok, just chocolate and bourbon, really. Chocolate, drip coffee, and mild bourbon flavor with some vanilla notes. I was wanting better.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Thanks sick_boy282. Pours with a black body topped by a thin, brown head with little lacing. It’s sweet and creamy with a note of vanilla and bourbon as well as a touch of roastiness. Full bodied and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
1 L bottle. Pours black with a big cascading tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, smoke, bourbon, leather, oak, and caramel. A shockingly thinnish mouthfeel for an Imperial. Taste is nice; good bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavors with a strong, but not overwhelming bourbon sourness. Some vanilla, caramel, oak, and earthy flavors that pop out at different times. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours deep black with notes of choclate, vanilla bean, charred oak, and oddly a smoke meat smell. The moderate bodied flavoirs all become pronounced on the palate. The finish is long and hides the ABV pretty well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2007 Bottle labled 11%alc. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and a hint of oak. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium bodied with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and warm alcohol finish. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 11, 2007
black body with brown highlights.small brown head.strange aroma of chewing tobacco spit,roots,smoke,vanilla,and alcohol.flavor is infected sourness,and nicorette gum.this is pretty nasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 10, 2007
1 L Bottle from tytoanderso; Nose of smoke, tobacco, roastiness, and chocolate; opaque black with a medium cinnamon tan head; flavor has bourbon, light sourness, with some chocolate and oak. I don’t think it is a brett beer so it must be lightly infected, doen’t taste that good.


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