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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
The beer is Stone Imperial Russian Stout, and it was aged for about a year in a used bourbon barrel. From that wooden cask, we were only able to keg up very little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
[ Thanks to yespr for bringing it to Denmark. ;O) ]. Clear dark black color with a very small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, light licorice. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon, light licorice notes. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic - bourbon. Very nice ;O)) [20100303]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40484) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 From tap at Stone Bistro and growler. Pours pitch black with a short lasting head, growler version had a more solid and lasting chocolate brown head. Sweet fruity and dense roasted malt aroma, nice bourbon and chocolate plus vanilla notes too. Flavour is fruity, dense caramel and mild chocolate, smooth and nicely integrated. Holds a nice note of vanilla too. Warming bourbon alchol finish. Nice composition and utterly smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
To celebrate my rating number 11,300 I enter this much sought after top-50 beer. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and bourbon. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of bourbon as well as medium notes of wood, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish. The alcohol burns in the top of the throat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
From growler at Ølbutikken, thanks to yespr for sharing. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of liquorice, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Sweet and roasted flavour of liquorice, vanilla, oak and bourbon with notes of alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
Growler 100 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a beige head. Pleasant, subdued bourbon aroma. Quite full-bodied lots of dark chocolate and vanilla - and brown Malaco allsorts. The finish is bitter, not only from the hard roasted malts - there’s evidently loads of hops in there. Warming alcohol. A lovely barrel aged Imperial Stout, but not really any better than many similar brands. 260210

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23538) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
Bottled, thanks Marsbiblursi! Very viscous dark black, no head. Rich aroma of vanilla and wood flakes. Sweet and thick, viscous and oily. Mildly warming with some licorice and coffee. While the bourbon in itslef is not very obvious I do get quite a lot of wood and vanilla. Alcohol warms in a really bitter finish. Intense, yet not aggressive - abit on the syrupy/oily side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
12th May 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big thanks to Colin for hauling this tasty morsel back to the nest. Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is soft and airy with fine carbonation. Smooth airy dark malts with nice dark chocolate. Bourbon spice, fairly pokey, little dried fruits. Very mellow coffee, touch of coconut. More spicy bourbon in the finish and lingering on. Very solid and nice BA Stout but it’s too spicy and not outstanding enough to warrant it’s top 50 position.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (21624) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 Hand bottle thanks to mreusch for this Big sorry to Tom for not sharing but it was a hand bottle i was wanting in best shape. so opened it as soon as it arrived. sorry Tom, but you dont like Impys anyway ... Deep solid black ... good roast malts little vanilla ... smooth roast malt ... again little sweet vanilla... the bourbons definitly there with a bit of a bite but its much more subdied than others... in fact it blends very well ... My wife said coconut, and i agreed but not quite then she mentioned a drink we bought in africa Africoco(sp?) ( a coconut and chocolate liquer )and thats was it ... its got tones of that but so much more ... This was a beer i wanst sure i was going to enjoy ... but wanted to check out given its placing ... and was very pleasently suprised. Further in really enjoying this upping mid bottle from 3.9 ->4.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21449) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Churchkey. Aroma and taste of Jack Daniels, enough to dilute the characteristics of the stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Growler, courtesy of Yespr
Black color; creamy head. The bourbon aroma is lovely, with chocolate, crispy cookies, light alcohol. Chocolate and vanilla cookie flavor, strong body, silky, with tones of roasted malt, and in the final pungent alcohol. Long final. Powerful, but also excellent.

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