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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4854) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
RBSG 2007. Black color with no head. Strong, roasty aroma. This fades to a very mild roast in the taste, mingling with a little bourbon. A bit on the watery side. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12712) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
(1L Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted marshmallow , chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit. Flavor of light roastiness, caramel, and some hints of bourbon. Thin in the body for an Impy.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7180) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3803) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (1030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle purchased at Elevated. Dark black with little head. Smell is heavily bourbon with raisin coming through as well. Very warming like a shot of bourbon. Taste has plenty of alcohol presence. Plums. Some hints of chocolate. Agree with others that it’s a little thin. Almost reminiscent of a quadrupel but the chocolate notes and warmth bring it back to imperial stout. This czar can be conquered.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark black with tan head..Nose is chocolate, soft roast, spice, dry..Taste is dry, roast, chocolate, sweet,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
C-Bus 9 shared by bgburdman: Bottle: Pours black with a loose tan head. Aroma, oaky, bourbon, chocolate, and some fruits. Flavor, thin chocolaty, earthy and really not that enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle (1 litre). Shared with blankboy with gregclow, jerc, mabel & tupalev. Opaque black pour, small frothy tan head. Dry, deeply roasty aroma, medium sweet vanilla/bourbon aroma, anise and old leather. Taste follows, but oddly sour, the leather morphs into dry old molasses, and the booziness intrudes oddly - thin, slick mouthfeel, long bitter and burnt alcoholic finish - I’m not sure I like it all that much.


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