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RATINGS: 432   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
500 mL bottle (2014 Fyoder’s Classic). Hot, bourbon-heavy aroma, but the booziness doesn’t overpower the rest of the nose, which includes anise, dark chocolate syrup, light oak, and caramelized molasses. Pours a clear super-dark brown. Delicious taste of dark chocolate, burnt biscuit, moderate aged bourbon, woody oak, some vanilla bean, and a bit of cocoa powder to finish. Slightly chalky and dry palate with a thinner body than the normal IRS. A damn-fine barrel-aged beer right now (April 2014), but I’m curious to see how it develops with some cellar time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
This one poured a very dark brown wo black with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, light smoke, anf fudge. Flavor was similar,very mellow barrel aging, soft vanilla, oak and chocolate. All around tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3154) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Night and day with the Mikhail’s Odd. I don’t understand how this one is so much better. Bottle thanks to csteele, shared at pre-DLD tasting. Pours a deep dark blackish brown with a tan-brown head. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, soem caramel. Taste is sweet with some bourbon heat. Thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle - thanks GT2! Pours opaque black with a very small dark brown head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is quite lovely, bourbon forward with chocolate and vanilla notes. Medium sweet and light plus bitter, strong bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate again. Medium light body, a bit creamy perhaps. Quite hot. A bit too bourbon forward and a bit too light on the body to be perfect, but pretty darn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7891) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
bottle shared by samg, thanks dude! pours very dark brown with a small and reviving dark crema, some lacing. burnt hazelnuts, nicely roasted malts, some charred malts too, well integrated bourbon - never overdone, sweet cacao nibs and tobacco leaves, molasses, resin, pepper, warming booze. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and a bit sticky, bold bitter coffee-resinous finish. much enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
50cl bottle shared @THT courtesy of Kermis, big thanks! Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Bourbon notes. Very smooth. A lovely beer. Every sip was a delight. Awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ tht Aroma is big vanilla, oak, chocolate, light roast and liquorice, molasses and more. Flavour is coffee infused with huge bourbon, not just vanilla, but actual bourbon, with some alcohol as well. Also chocolate, roast, liquorice and more. Awesome. Thanks Chris!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at DTE tasting thanks to Chris. Opaque black pour with thin brown foam. Aroma of intense, sweet, vanilla bourbon, rich chocolate aromas, light anise, molasses. Taste is sweet, bourbony, lots of wood, vanilla, molasses, nice roasty finish, a bit sweet. Palate is med-full bodied, a bit light, med carbonation. Very nice imperial stout, a bit heavy on the bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (912) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle, Fyodor’s Classic batch 3. Pours an inky black with a bubbly tan head. Big boozy aroma, of wood, bourbon, toasted malt, dark fruits. Taste is rich, of sweet malt, brown sugar, oak, and a big bourbon foundation. Lingering sweet bourbon and wood. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
5/VII/14 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, batch #3 (2014-735) Thanks to Beuk87 for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: shit load of vanilla, lots of caramel, chocolate, mocha. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla, chocolate. Aftertaste: bitter, little weird chemical touch, chlorine, alcohol, lots of alcohol, mocha, coffee, vanilla, caramel.

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