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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 567   ABV: 18.9%
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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

CaptainCougar's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2010 bottle: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a few stray light tan bubbles. Has a rich sweet dark caramel malty nose with lots of dark chocolate and raisin notes. Starts with a chewy rich sugary dark malty sweetness and lots of dark fruits and some warming complexity before a sticky sweet dark chocolate finish. Has good complexity and the sweetness isn’t too over the top if you’re in the mood for dessert, but this should really be sold in 6oz / 187ml bottles for a more manageable sampling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Dark brown color with no head. Strong barrel aroma. Flavor of molasses and prunes. Very syrupy sugar. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Taste like aids and cancer had a. Baby cccggggvgfffffggghghhuuuuiiijuujuhuyyttytftffggggg via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours pitch black with a somewhat dark creamy mocha head. Aroma has loads of dates, prunes and raisins, a good deal of roast, your typical barrely vanilla, some port wine and a lot of alcohol. Flavor is huge and complex. All of that stuff in the aroma is there, bitter chocolate, roast, dark fruits, buttery caramel, molasses, and just a huge abundance of everything. Alcohol is surprisingly subdued for such a massive beer. Palate is thick and sticky, carbonation is low but sufficient. Absolutely amazing. Gets better and better the more you drink. Wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Hipster big boy perfection. Everything from roast, anise, alcohol, warmth, bubblie, is off the hook. Do not, repeat do not slam this bad boy unless you want to worship the pooper. If you get a chance to get this, it is a must.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
750ml. Warm sweet brown sugar. Chocolate. Bourbon. Rich. Super sweet. Very tasty, resiny boozy overload. Classic new school overload.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy00 (131) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Pours a rich black color with no head. Vanilla and prunes in the aroma. Flavor matches but is very boozy. Should have been aged, was served at a bottleshare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (825) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark hue with thick brown head. Aroma is chocolate, figs, toffee, molasses. Thick body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Awesome beer...Big vanilla caramel and toasty toffee. Such a good sherry like on the back end. Everything is so good about this big brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"viscous, big in every way. the ONLY knock is that it may have been even better at a "restrained" 13 or 14% as opposed to nearly 19% for the 2011 batch. Still, for a beer that strong the alcohol was not overbearing, just a little more of a player than i’d like. Chewy feel...loads of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit, roasted malt, hops (no not really:)). A very nice brew that is definitely overhyped, but that’s not really their fault. another i’m glad i did not pay for :)"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (73) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
Big bourbon aroma and very sweet, malty taste. Medium, syrupy body. More like a barleywine than an imperial stout.

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