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RATINGS: 237   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
ben4321 (4827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle as pictured (gold foil), 2/9/15

Aroma: The nose is heavy bourbon, some sweet vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, and a little ash
Appearance: This one pours a black color with a fizzy froth of brown head and some splotchy lace
Flavor: The flavor is sweet and bourbony up-front, with a heavy ashy, smokey finish to it
Palate: The body of this one is pretty full and fairly heavy, with nice, dry, smokey finish
Overall Impression: Iím not sure where I got this from, Kramer maybe? Itís had been in the back of the fridge for a while. This one is actually pretty unique due to that smokey/ashy flavor. It actually surprised me. I really appreciate how well it worked with the imperial stout and bourbon flavors to provide balance. This beer reminds that big beers like this can have depth of flavor, and that they donít have to be straight booze on top of sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (604) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Huge bourbon aroma, taste is dark malts and chocolate balanced wonderfully with the bourbon, so good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1288) - Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Milk chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon aromas are so appealing. Beer is black with a light brown head. Thick and full mouthfeel is deep with oak, bourbon, vanilla, and a rich chocolate flavor that blends really well. The alcohol is noticeable but doesnít overpower.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3430) - Panama City, Florida, 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 didnít 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 (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Hints of vanilla and strong on the bourbon which I donít 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 (19) - - JAN 14, 2013
Very black with brownish tight bubbles. Aroma is actually not as rich as the flavor (perhaps itís 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 (1570) - 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. Thereís 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 thereís 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, itís a bit slick and coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I like this brew a lot, Iím glad I got a growler of it. I think itís definitely worth trying, and I know I wouldnít mind getting this again in the future.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2310) - 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 (2048) - 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.


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