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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7877) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the Sprecher tour/reserve tasting. Jet black pour with a small tan head. Awesome aroma of oak and bourbon. Palate is a little thin for this style. Taste is bourbon, wood, and some roasty bitterness. Aroma definitely trumps the flavor on this one. Paired with an Irish cheddar whiskey cheese.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (632) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Black with a thick tan head. Dull oaky vanilla nose. Malty bourbon flavors. Less smooth than I would have figured not bitter. More sweet and soy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4187) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours pretty much jet black. Smelled a bit off at first but given some time it eventually opened up. Roasted malt, dark fruits and alcohol on the nose. Notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted marshmallow and some alcohol. Syrupy and lightly carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Thanks Jason for offering this one up! Sprecher’s best attempt yet at barrel-aging. No doubt used the current incarnation of their imperial stout for the backbone of this one. Good idea as the previous attempt was a thin fructose mess. Although they upped the grain bill on this one, they’re still using fructose. Stop with the damn fructose already! Geez, spend the extra couple bucks to do all-grain and you won’t have to worry about hitting your target gravity. Anyway, some good vanilla and bourbon notes that are decently balanced with the malty/fructose body. Creamy texture with a bit of a warming character and a slight astringent piece from the fructose. Almost there Sprecher.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1246) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2009 [Bottle, thanks Guerde and Philsner] Pours jet black with a very small dark head. In the aroma the oak and bourbon is very strong, but there is also chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol present. The oak and bourbon also come through strongly in the taste at first, but then the roasted malt and chocolate come through nicely. Overall it is ok, but the bourbon is far too strong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours a severe dark brown color with a thin sparse dark khaki head. Strong aroma - alcohol, roast, bourbon. Flush of bourbon with a light roast undertow. A helping of alcohol and spicy malt in the finish. Strong flavors, little nuance or subtletly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Dark blackish color. Smell of malt, bourbon, caramel, hops and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, sour bourbon, malt, oak, hint of vanilla and hops. Turned off by this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Liter bottle from Princeton’s #9349 on the bottle. Black pour with a two finger tan head. Sweet oaky aroma with a bit of boozy bourbon to it. Very sweet flavor with pronounced notes of oak. Medium mouthfeel, tangy finish. Not bad at all but a bit thin and a touch too sweet. I’d drink it again, not sure if I’d buy it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2011
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 1L swingtop bottle brought to the Big Black Beer Bash by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! He brought some big guns to the event. This one looks like a typical nice imperial stout on the pour- deep, dark brown, mostly opaque, with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, oak, bourbon, and roasted malts. The barrel notes really dominate the nose. The flavor is all over the place: butterscotch, vanilla, metallic notes, plums, berries, roasted malts, bourbon, oak, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a bizarre mouthfeel that could be described as buttery, sweet, and metallic all at the same time. I think I wound up liking this a lot more than most other people there; Dan even made a face like he just drank sour milk or something. The execution and palate are messy but I still found this pretty interesting and really liked the aroma. Re-Rate: Not as good as the first time I tried it. Too fruity. But not bad overall.


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