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RATINGS: 672   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Dark brown black color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, port - tawny, alcohol - bourbon, cheese, glue, moderate roasted and burnt, dried dark fruits, light vanilla. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, prune, madera. Flavor is just so nice ;O) .. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy - syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20091229]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind 23. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, cheesy and alcohol. Burning alcohol and dark malty caramelish. Sweet, sticky and caramelish. Thick and sweet malty finish. Alcohol too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and wood. The flavor has notes of alcohol, wood, soy suce, and malt. The alcohol burns on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26186) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #23 at Papsøs blindtasting. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark choclate, liquorice, bourbn, oak, vanilla and marzipan. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits, port wine, bourbon and vanilla. Sweet, roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (25454) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Gaylord tasting. Deep ambery, close to black, colour with small head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, dark fruits, some ashes as well as some vanilla and plum. Flavour is liquorice, caramel malts, mildly smoked wood, plum, some vanilla as well as mild ashes, nuts and some alcohol. Complex, and just lovely. Apparently there are still some very very nice imperial stouts out there...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of JohnC. Pours a pitch black with a small light brown head. The nose is really heavy, heavy Bourbon. Solid body, no MASSIVE body, extremely sweet intensive hard roasted malts, lots of prunes and other dark dried fruits with an extreme Bourbon feel. No real bitterness but a massive alcohol burn. Yummy. 210810

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2010
Bottled, thanks tytoanderso! Near black, no head. Aroma of chocolate liqueur. Sweet and huge bodied with soft mouthfeel and almost no carbonation. Port-like with bourbon, milk chocolate and coffee. The sticky sweetenss works well, it feels edgeless and really warming. Very talented beer - I didn’t think it was possible to make a 19.5% beer this good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a sweetish malty molassees, chocolate and bourbon aroma with hints of licorice. Sweetish roasted malty molassees, caramel, chocolate, licorice and bourbon flavor with woody hints and hints of vanilla. Has a sweetish roasted malty warming bourbon, vanilla and molasses finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. 19.5% Version. Opaque black beer. Dark chocolate coloured head. Chocolate and a touch of glue on the nose. Soft palate. Rich dark chocolate, Port Wine, dark fruits. Cherry and other red fruits. Warming aniseed alcohol that is seamlessly blended. Just a little glue in the undertone, it doesn’t detract. A brilliant mix of chocolate and dark fruits. Finishes soft with a warming afterglow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21861) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2016 Bottle at home 24/7/10... huge thanks to Chris for this one ... deep black ... no head ... barest lacing ... huge bourbon vanilla nose .... deep roast ... too much bourbon ... big vanilla ... nice but too rich ... too much bourbon... littled chocolate ... sweet toffee ... Bottle at chrisOs .7/4/12.. 18percent version ... deep black ... thin bubly tan lacing ...dark toffee cocolate malts ... deep nose ... deep roast .. chocolate .. light bourbon ... spicy linger ... actualy pretty decent... 4.0 Bottle at home 14/01/15 ... dark brown black ... thin tan lacing ... soft boozy chocolate roast ...dark roast malts nose ... way way to boozy ... dark sweet toffee chocolate roast malts .. big bourbon ... too muvch bourbon ... rich roast .. massive massive bourbon ... ligth burn 3.8

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