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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 567   ABV: 18.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


stubby's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Sample from Tyler at The Bruery,served at my home brew club meeting. Thanks to Pat and Tyler for bringing this as a sample. Sorry but big and strong doesn’t impress me. Hard to consider this a "beer." Well-brewed and quality is there. After hearing Tyler talk about how this is brewed I understand they go to a lot of trouble to get this to come out this strong and be drinkable. I enjoyed about one ounce but would not wish for more. Just because it’s rare doesn’t make it desirable to me. Mostly tasted like boiled licorice and molasses with hot sweet alcoholic finish.


4.2
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2524) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (278) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutnick (749) - 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.

4.7
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10562) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2443) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (4261) - 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 :)

3.8
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Abio (1784) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Well, this is how I like my imp’s. Thick, black, sweet. A little of vanilla and some booze that gets trough but not to overwhelming after all.


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