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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 567   ABV: 18.9%
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

koleminer20's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1056) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
750 mL bottle, 2012 version. Thanks Tim! The pour is a lighter black of a darker brown with a lighter tan head and a minimal amount of lace. The aroma is pretty hot. There is a huge bourbon dominance on the nose. The licorice and roasted malt come through lightly, there is also a light caramel note. The flavor is also really hot, with a nice cocoa and licorice note and a strong woody vanilla character. I like the burn and and bourbon presence. The mouth feel is light, but there is a good carbonation to help, and the aftertaste is lingeringly boozy and full of licorice and cocoa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (284) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ a friend’s cottage, thanks to douglas88. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is prunes, dates, raisins, plums, vanilla, bourbon, wood and coconut. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and vinous. A highly enjoyable slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2569) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Vinous aroma with milk chocolate and bourbon vanilla in the background. Extremely sweet taste. Notes of caramel, toasted cocao and vanilla. Warming alcohol in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Heavy black without a head. Heavy brew, sweet bourbon, rum raisin, coconut and thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (279) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Thanks finol Black, brown head minimal. Aroma of deep cherry coffee, chocolate caramel. Taste sweet nice lovely, coffe, chocolate , hints of cherry vanilla. Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutnick (752) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2015
2014 bottle. Caramel brown pour - surprising light colour for an impy. Aroma is vanilla, oak, mild bourbon. Taste is wowwow - dark fruits galore - prunes and dates. Also booze, mild bourbon, toasty vanilla, marshmallow. Great stuff and genuinely surprising.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eManu (495) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2015
2014 bottle. Pours a black mahogany body with a very thin biege head. Aroma is fantastic, roasted malts, coconut dark chocolate. Flavors again is fantastic, full flavor, maximum taste, roasted malts, espresso coconut chocolate, rum and bourbon, liquor, spices. definitely a WOW beer, amazing balance of flavors, texture and Aroma. Extremely complex. Amazing wonderful stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10594) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2015
courtesy of Dave Santiago; 2014, 19.7% - black beer with a fast vanishing foam; roasted aroma of vanilla, Borubon, black cherries, apples and plums; chewy, umami and lively palate , full-bodied, sticky; very bitter; roasted chocolatey finish, notes of plums and burning alcohol - huge stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2445) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Dwayne at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with almost no head to speak of. The aroma is loaded with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, alcohol. The taste has a load of dark fruit, big chocolate covered cherry, tons of chocolate and obviously a bit of heat. Amazing brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (4311) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle shared@CBC Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - pours black with tan/beige head. Sweet and roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate, coffee, treacle, dark dried fruits, some vanilla, bourbon infused wooden notes, roasted finish. A very overt boozy beast :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
This was really boozy. Booziness aside, it had a great flavor. Do not drink this one alone.

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