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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3691) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
Dark beer with a foamy brown head that left an attractive lace. Rich sweet malty nose with lots of bourbon notes. This is a hot, boozy beer with lots of oak, bourbon, vanilla bean, chocolate milk and a rich cherry fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel with a long barrel finish. This is a great use of a barrel in a beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4128) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head. Nose is quite bourbon forward with a bit of roasting underneath. Taste is quite boozy with some of the roasting coming through underneath. Still fairly smooth, though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a black color with an off white head. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, and caramel. Alcohol content well hidden. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Nearly black color with a brown head. Lots of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Straight forward but really damn tasty. Very well crafted.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1559) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep garnet/black with a minimal head. Vanilla, caramel and hot booze. Chocolate, booze, and malt. Surprisingly light with a slick finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Dark black beer with tan head that disappeared almost immediately. Smells of heavy black caramel, coffee, chocolate, and raisin. Rich smokey, coffee ground, bitter cocoa. Almost herbal. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2850) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle back from Bestway in NC. Shared with EricTeusink. Pleasantly surprised at the complexity and texture here. Barrell adds to an already complex beer but in a complementary way. Aromas of vanilla and whiskey, a little bit of soy sauce. Flavor is more straight stout. Roasty malt and bittersweet with a little pepper spice on the back of the palate. Finish is chalky texture with milk chocolate flavors. A personal fave of mine when you can get that texture and rich chocolate in there. Lots going on and really complex but all working together well. A below the radar beer that needs to get some more love.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 18, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at Capone’s. Pours an opaque deep black. Head and lacing are minimal. Aroma is massive bourbon and chocolate malt. Flavor is milk chocolate, bourbon and Irish car bombs. Medium to full bodied, and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1183) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle pours black with tan head. Big chocolate and coffee with bourbon aroma. Taste is similar with big roast and booze, very nice finish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5133) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Trevor: Served in a Chouffe glass: Brown head with black body. Nose of bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, some sweet tar, herbal roast, earth, mocha, spice and roast. Very nice. Flavours of dark chocolate, mocha, spice, bitters, roast, sticky, cacoa, light wood tone, praline, some light whiskey/bourbon tints, some sweet roast (while not sweet) and a hint of hay roast. Aftertaste is malty, roast, dark chocate, mocha and praline. Low carbo, creamy oily foamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy foamy ouly sticky texture. Delicious stuff.


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