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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 597   ABV: 19.9%
Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation.
2009 Batch: 19.5% ABV
2010 Batch: 18.2% ABV
2011 Batch: 18.3% ABV
2012 Batch: 19.2% ABV
2013 Batch: 18.9% ABV
2014 Batch: 19.7% ABV
2015 Batch: 19.9% ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrelbelly (723) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
Coffee and chocolate aroma. Creamy and thick. High alcohol. Sticky coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Bottled. Pours deep brown neraly black with an average, lacing tan head. , Aroma of port wine, dark fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, slightly bitter bitter and with alcohol too. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft to flat carbonation. A great Impy indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co clerko. Thanks to Manny for this one. Viscous sticky mahogany brown coloured pour with a thin sticky head. Aroma is big and abrasive roast, dark malts, treacle, liquorice. coconut. Vanilla, solvent. Flavour is big roast. Coconut, vanilla. Solventy alcohol, coco, cakey malts. . palate is full and sticky, velvelty. Solvent. Fruit cake. Vinous. A bit too abrasive for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell. Big thanks to Padraig for this one. Thick pour. Black, small bubbly brown head. Aroma is very sweet with molasses, marmitey yeast / bovril, liquorice. Body is medium to full, smooth, no real carbonation. Taste is molasses, sweet and sugary, more of that yeasty marmite, tangy booze. The bourbon is taking a back-seat to the sweet molasses vibe. Like a lot of Bruery beers, itís unapologetically huge, boozy and sweet. On the hedonistic Ratebeer rating system, I should really be giving this less than 3.0 as itís more of a chore than a pleasure ... but then it has some novelty value. Grateful for the opportunity to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Waxed, capped 750 from Marcus. Pours very dark brn/blk with dark bubbles. Alcohol aroma with chocolate, dark fruits, old wood. Fruit must be eclipsing the malt. Full bodied to the extreme. Flavor is alcohol, very plummy, chocolate, vanilla, old wood, oxidation notes. Letís add very dark treacle. Maybe coffee, maybe not. The alcohol is somewhat dominating the conversation. I like the pluminess part a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours dark brown to black. Super nice. Lots of dark fruits. Some hazelnuts really smooth. Some alcohol burn. Really great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2013 Bottle: I enjoyed this at the annual Stout tasting in Boise hosted by some Beer Advocate guys (gasp) where they allow some rating whores in from ratebeer. Anyway, sweet sweet sweet. Earthy notes with licorice and a thick body. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (417) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
Thanks aaron for this whale. Lotís going on with this beer. No.1 itís extremely rich. Chocolate, malts, bourbon, etc. Smell is big barrel age bourbon coming through, chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla. Taste is similar. Bourbon and alcohol are noticeable. Not your mom and pop beer. Iím sweating while drinking. Big beer, for big beer nerds. Not my style, but i can accept the artisan that put this shit together. Itís good, would i seek out again - absolutely not.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Black pour. Tan head. Coffee aroma, French roast flavor. Thick pour. Some burnt roast and some concentrated plum and licorice. Finishes bitter roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting, thanks syndicate for sharing! Dark brown pour, thick and syrupy, minimal brown head. Nose is sweet; vanilla and chocolate, oak, and booze. Smooth and rich flavor of vanilla, cocoa, bourbon. Like Chocolate Rain itís boozy, but not in a bad way. This is smoother and more refined; the layers of flavor seem deeper... I donít really know how to feel about this as itís super sweet and over the top, but this is just rad.

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