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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 10, 2016
12oz bottle from shelf. Chugged in about 7 seconds. It was roasty, marshmallow coupled with horse dung and fudge. Mediocre at best. Fuck the great state of Ohio and all those who live in it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2016
Dark black. Medium khaki head. Tasted side by side with regular version. Thick and chewy. Roasted. Strong oak flavor...almost too much for me. Lasting bourbon. I liked the regular version better, this one masks the great toast flavor behind lots of bourbon woodiness. Enjoyed after running my 5th marathon. Thx JSquire.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
xblanchard29x (31) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Four pack purchased at the brewery. Also enjoyed a a snifter off the tap. Chocolate, boubon, and roasted notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2665) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle. Heavy toasted, molasses and Cuban coffee for the malt, light to moderate resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with background notes of bourbon, overripe banana, licorice and alcohol. Head is small, wispy, light brown with good slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly bittersweet and acidic. Palate is medium to full, syrupy, with a soft to lively carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and sticky finish. Can’t remember what the original Imperial Stout was like but this version is big and powerful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9276) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2016
355 ml bottle.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Aroma is strong with bourbon, vanilla, mild licorice and ripe fruits, and wood. Flavor is sweet with caramel and ripe fruits, spices, bourbon and mild coffee notes. Balance is great.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2016
355ml bottle from a trade, thanks Sami! Vertical with regular version. Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of sitngy bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla, some roastiness, chocolate, coffee and butter. Taste is sweetish, bourbony and woody with hints of oak, vanilla, butter, chocolate and toffee. Finish is stingy, roasty and woody with hints of oak, vanilla and buttery notes. Okay, but not quite as balanced as the regular version.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a beige head. Aroma of rich dark roastiness, saltiness, wood and chocolate. Flavour of rich roastiness, licorice, chocolate, bourbon, tart wood and bitterness. Full bodied. Very rich, strong, salty and a bit sweet. Bourbon is great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown color almost black like oil with khaki colored head. Bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla, and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with bourbon and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (437) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of bourbon and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate bourbon with a chocolate bourbon finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (188) - Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2016
I believe this review is of a two year old bottle Pours pitch black with a super thin, mocha colored head. Body is opaque and with lots of bubbles. Aromas are heavy on oak, burnt caramel, sweet fudge, bakers chocolate. Dried fig, plum, and prunes emerge as beer warms. Hops arent present, alcohol is lightly detected but I’m not really getting bourbon. Head retention was bad and lacing was non existent. First taste is of plum, dried fig, slightly oxidized soy sauce, kinda reminds me of Bcbs. Burnt malts and oak come next, surprised that for almost 11% alcohol Im not getting a ton of it. Guess its a double edged sword since I’m missing the bourbon. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and highly carbonated. Head was sorely missed, beer is slightly oily going down. Overall, good beer but not what I was expecting from an Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels. Would have liked some bourbon, didnt get any, would have also helped to have some head retention throughout the beer.


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