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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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We took our award winning Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout and aged it for 11 months in fresh bourbon barrels. The result blew us away. The dark chocolate malt yields a milk chocolate flavor that blends perfectly with the vanilla flavor from the barrel. The bourbon aroma adds the finishing touch.
2013 vintage: 10.9% abv, 58 IBU


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Draught. Phenomenal impy stout. My notes are almost non-existant. Let me sum it up this way: it was so good I didn’t even notice I drank the entire glass in under 5 minutes! Oops but oh so tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
On tap at Fries Cafe, courtesy of Alan. Pitch black with a faint head. Boozy bourbon aroma with underlying notes of vanilla and roast. Bourbon is more subtle in the taste. Alcohol warmth gives way to notes of sweet and roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, and chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth on the palate. Not quite as good as the base beer but tasty nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crompt (99) - York, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Hints of vanilla and strong on the bourbon which I don’t mind. Very pricey but I would buy again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weissblau (17) - - JAN 14, 2013
Very black with brownish tight bubbles. Aroma is actually not as rich as the flavor (perhaps it’s too cold). Tastes of vanilla, charred oak, alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
64 ounce growler filled earlier today from the new growler station at Blacklick Wine and Spirits. Served in a snifter, the brew pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that sticked around for a little bit. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and oak/wood. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also the addition of some burnt/charred malt, dark fruit and a bit of anise. Great balance between the sweet, bitter, roasty and bourbony flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit slick and coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I like this brew a lot, I’m glad I got a growler of it. I think it’s definitely worth trying, and I know I wouldn’t mind getting this again in the future.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1300) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours black like a proper RIS. Definitely bourbon in the aroma. Tastes has a little heat but there is still the sweetness of the bourbon exists. Very solid but missing some complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque pour with a slight brown head that mostly disappeared. Dark chocolate. Deep red fruit. Nice bit of ash and smoke. Big juicy Imperial. Vanilla bourbon. Sulfured figs and dates. Charcoal grill. Burnt marshmallow. Tootsie Rolls. Boozy. Bourbon barrel enriches the flavors. Like it quite a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
An old favorite hits the barrel, the first BB beer I’ve done in a while... time to see how this holds up. Black pour with the usual mocha head that dissipates to a film. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate, bready boozey cake, dark fruits, light burnt caramel and vanilla spice. Flavors of dark chocolate, light bourbon, a bit of wood, dates and spice. Boozey, bittersweet, light woodiness and a bit of licorice bite. Mouthfeel is lighter than what I would’ve imagined, not a light beer by any stretch but the barrel thinned some of the chewiness I expect from the regular offering. The finish is booze soaked fruit and a bit of roasted bitterness that lingers. Overall, not real heat that I would expect from some lesser BB offerings... up there with the more elegant BB beers and while it’s not a style I indulge in too often anymore this is certainly a fine example of the the style and BB practice. My only gripe being was the hope that the body was as big as the aroma led me to believe and that the booze becomes a bit more apparent upon warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma has a ton of bourbon notes up front with some chocolate and oak also coming through. As the beer warms I get more notes in the aroma including some roasted malt, honey, cinnamon and graham cracker. The flavor is not as complex, but that is hardly a fault. I do get some heavy coffee flavors as well as some roasted malt, oak and bourbon. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great barrel-aged imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Enjoyed at the Thirsty Dog tasting room on draft. Snifter. Big, black pour with a tan head that lasted for only 30 seconds. No lacing. Bold aroma with dark chocolate, mild coffee, cocoa nibs, bourbon barrel oak, vanilla, and roasted malts. The taste was heavy roasted malts, bourbon barrel (but not overly booze), charred oak, slight smoke, vanilla and a hint of spices. Full body, mild oily, Finish is bourbon and oak with vanilla. Very very good.


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