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RATINGS: 649   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

prosper0's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
prosper0 (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Pours a thick deep brown and a nice dark tan head. The aroma is overwhelming of bourbon and sweet chocolate. Just by the aroma you can tell it’s a strong beer. Taste is very complex and rich, dark chocolate mixed with coffee and maybe some vanilla, bourbon and oak are strong as well without one flavor dominating, it’s a bit hard to put a finger on what your tasting at a single moment. The bourbon might be the most dominate which kinda detracts from the beer goodness I know is underneath. The mouthfeel is indeed very thick and rich and to be honest a bit hard to drink by itself and needs a nice food complement to I think fully enjoy the nuances of this beer. Overall a great beer, but a couple things need to be better balanced to hide the bourbon a bit more and to ease the drinkability... needs to be smoothed out. I had a 2011 bottle so it’s likely aged bottles will be better balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxifunk777 (31) - California, USA - APR 20, 2016
Decadent over the top Imperial Stout the reason the BRUERY is the king of high ABV decadent beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4081) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
Much-hyped imperial stout, hard to obtain so thanks a lot to Bart for putting this on the menu at the American beer tasting in Bruges. Thinnish, off-white, fairly quickly dissipating head, black colour with translucent burgundy edges. Powerful and enticing bouquet of all kinds of things: chocolate liqueur, kahlua, brown rum, chestnuts, vanilla, chocolate sauce, bourbon, wet leather, cappuccino, espresso, old port wine, some varnish-like solvents but inconspicuously integrated into this impressive whole. Very ’noble’ and well-controlled yet intense candied sweet onset, Belgian chocolates and Liège pear syrup, balanced with a soft background sourishness and beautifully restrained ’meaty’ umami; soft carbo and evidently very thick, oily, creamy mouthfeel; thick layers of caramelly, nutty and lovely chocolatey malts, sweet in onset but turning gently and ’rounded’ bitter in the end, fondant chocolate and coffee liqueur, some peppery hops for balance and the expected ’force’ of cognac- and rum-like alcohol, but somehow this alcohol, however strong, manages to avoid intrusive astringency. I had a rum barrel aged version before but this one is much better, more to the point and less tiringly boozy; this deserves its cult status to the full.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Savage_Night (345) - California, USA - APR 13, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Release: 2013. Pours black with a small khaki head that quickly fades leaving faint traces of a lacing. AROMA: rich dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, molasses, smoky, caramel, bourbon oak, dates, faint sweet dark stone fruit, bitter, phenolic, slight tannin, faint soy sauce, charred oak, boozy, brown sugar, metallic, cinnamon, perfume, dry tobacco, spices and nail polish remover. TASTE: rich dark malt, rich dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, toffee, molasses, smoky, caramel, bourbon oak, dates, faint sweet dark stone fruit, bitter, phenolic, slight tannin, faint soy sauce, charred oak, boozy, brown sugar, metallic, cinnamon, faint herbs, dry tobacco, spices, smoked sausage and oily. AFTER TASTE: bitter chocolate, rich roasted malt, bourbon oak, tannins, caramel, smoky, vanilla and spices with a dry rich sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Bottle shared by someone at another table @ Himmeriget. Pours viscous black with dark brown hints with a a small dark mocha head that leaves some sparse spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and sugary with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, ketjap manis, coconut milk, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty, malty and boozy. Mouthfeel is soft, oily, viscous, syrupy, tiny astringent, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and salty with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, raisins, ketjap and bourbon. Big, intense and a bit too big and salty to suit me. Better than expected though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2063) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose light booze, roasted malt, earthy, soy sauce. Taste sweeter malt up front, molasses, raisin, dates, then sweet chocolate. Some heat late. Cloying sweet throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle (2013) shared with friend from Laurent - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: roasted malt complexity with barrel notes and coffee. Very intensive notes. Chocolate hint. Very amazing complexity. Taste: full body with roasted malt, oily sensation. Coffee and mocha notes. Barrel finish. Good attenuation. You won’t feel the alcohol. Superb finish. Perfect beer. Aftertaste: mocha and barrel notes. Bourbon. Very amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2841) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2016 Refrigerated 2015 75 cl brown bottle poured in a snifter. Black with dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is bourbon, thick body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is bourbon, burnt caramel, prune, and alcohol. Reminiscent of a strong dark Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (964) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for his birthday. 2015 vintage. Aroma is booze, lots of booze, barrel, roasted malt, coffee. Appearance is black, tan head, poured slightly thin. Taste is lots of roasted malt, coffee, tons of booze and barrel. Mouthfeel is a touch thin, medium body and carbonation, a ton of booze aftertaste. Overall, this needs some age to be better. This is just a ton of booze.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Disappointed with this one. Too boozy. Leaves you with a burn in your mouth. Had as part of a bottle share. Dark brown with a reddish head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Good shit. 22oz bottle poured at home. Sweet. Boozy, vanilla, bourbon, cocoa. Good stuff. Bottle share

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