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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1871) - 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 (6199) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuzz (757) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2014
It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts with chocolate, licorice and hints of bourbon. The taste was of malted roasted chocolate and some licorice with a roasted malty chocolate finish and hints of bourbon in the aftertaste. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2008
An old rating i finally got to entering. Aroma smelled a little old and oxidized even though its brand new. A little bourbon but only a little and also a chocolate presense.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8220) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle, number 9070: Pours a dark black with a medium tan head. Big nose of artificial maple, brown sugar, vanilla bean, chocolate and bourbon...so far so good. Until the train wreck of a body comes in...seriously, what is with these impy’s that are thin as hell? Starts bourbon-y with some vanilla extract noted...finishes very dry and woodsy. Okay.


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