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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - AUG 12, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3127) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On tap. Great balance in this RIS, with the barrel aging contributing to a very smooth body and well hidden ABV but mild bourbon aromatics and flavors. Good complexity with relatively strong notes of dark chocolate and dark bread, and more subtle coffee. .

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
12 oz, tulip, drunk at around 45-50 degrees. Lovely chocolate vanilla bourbon aroma. Black with light brown head that persists as 2-cm ring. Flavor more bitter coffee and chocolate than aroma led me to expect. Bitterness mellows after a few minutes. Chocolate dominates and bourbon is pleasant woody shadow.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (427) - - JAN 31, 2015
Vanilla bean and bourbon forward. Other flavors of dark chocolate, lightly toasted grains, oak, brown sugar and hints of roasted coffee. More dark chocolate and raisins in the finish. Tart cherries come through as it warms. Medium/heavy bodied and very smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
svandyke (116) - USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from the Lager Locker in Frankenmuth- midnight black with no head bourbon. So smooth and good. What else is there to say.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (2062) - - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Jet black with a 1 finger mocha head. Intensely roasty with nice coffee flavors. Some oak, vanilla, dark fruit and chocolate support. Barrel character is subdued which really lets the base beer shine through. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Really excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Black pour with brown highlights. No head. Aroma of chocolate, plum, wood, and bourbon. Flavor is mostly chocolate, plum, toffee, and a hint of bourbon on the back end. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Poured on draft. Dark inky black with a bead of greyish foam. Not much lacing either. Aroma is a faint whiff of bourbon that bows out to allow for an onslaught of roasty dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, marshmallows, vanilla, and a bitterness akin to espresso. Taste is boozy sweetness at first sip, but gives way to an earthy sweetness and an espresso-esque bitter finish. Great beer. Again, nice behind the scenes barrel notes are way better in my book than the in your face ones.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4406) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Dark black pour with one finger of chestnut brown head. Very nice nose, awesome bourbon/vanilla component with wood and a touch of chocolate. Clean vanilla and warm wood in the flavor. Very very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Growler pours with a nice dark body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up sweetness, dark roasted malts, molasses covered coconut and mild boozy bourbon. The taste is smooth with molasses, dark roasted malts and some smooth bourbon notes. These notes go well together and the beer and barrel balance is spot on creating a fairly rich and enjoyable sipping experience.


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