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RATINGS: 128   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.


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 (1779) - 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 (3853) - 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 donít think it is a brett beer so it must be lightly infected, doenít taste that good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle. Blackish beer with a small tan head. Coffee, bourbon, chocolate, oak aroma. Chocolate, bourbon, brown sugar, oak flavors that arenít as complex as Iíd like to see, though still good. Medium body and would like to see a bit fuller. LIngering bourbon, coffee, molasses with a bit of citrus malt. Decent, but want more out of it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a fleeting but billowy coffee-colored head. Aroma is sweet and full with notes of molasses, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, and a subtle alcoholic bite. Taste is medium bodied and smooth with a bold chocolate and roasted malt flavor opening up into a crisper finish thatís part brown liquor and part hoppy citrus. Not as overwhelmingly boozy as other bourbon barrel brews, but also not quite as full or complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2007
A full bodied pour with a dark brown hue and strong head. The initial aroma seems light, even weak for such a hefty beer, but the flavor is nothing short of electric - smoke, toffee, chocolate, cola, and even a hint of fruit - comes in waves across the palate with a long lasting finish that leaves your tastebuds wanting more. Serve somewhat chilled for dessert with homemade vanilla ice cream.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle shared by Jason. Black body under a foamy tan head. Roast, caramel and bourbon in the nose. The flavor centers around strong roast malt, green wood and green alcohols. Sour milk sweetness & vanilla backs this up. Pretty crappy stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Thanks to Jason for sharing. Dark black pour huge frothy dark tan head w/ nice lacing. Big barrelled aroma, tons of bourbon and sweet caramels and more bourbon then some more caramel and even a touch of oak. Decent mouth feel but just not big enough for what it is... it doesnít coat the way it should for its size. Flavor is a light butterscotch, hints of caramel, a fair amount of bourbon.. pretty smooth I didnít notice the wood an odd almost metallic finish. Ok but full of what I would call weak imitation flavors in a poor attempt at a big beer. I wont drink it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting on 6/23/07: Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin tan ring of head. Aroma of sweet sugary caramel with some earthy esters and a touch of butterscotchy bourbon. Body starts fairly full and sugary caramel sweet with some earthy dark caramel and chocolate malt before an oaky, fairly viscous bittersweet finish. An interesting brew, but needs more full malty flavor and not sugary adjuncts.


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