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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Served alongside the standard Siberian Night. The beer is opaque and near black with a thin beige cap. Sparse lacing. The aroma offers bourbon, oak, roast, malt, char. The base beer is definitely recognizable throughout, and not overrun by the barrel character. Milk chocolates and bourbon. Mild sweetness and seriously delicious. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (850) - Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very complex, vanilla, chocolate, hazelnuts, a bit roasty. Taste is rich, great carbonation, nitty, dry. Really Delish!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
(Tasting session #3 with Frank) Vintage 2013. 10.9%. Wow! Quel liquide visqueux et quelle noirceur! La mousse beige n’est pas si mal non plus. De longues traces sont laissées sur la paroi de mon verre. Les arômes de bourbon vanillé, de chocolat et de caramel prennent mes narines en otages. À force de creuser les parfums, des effluves de fumée se manifestent. Autosuggestion ou odeurs d’un lointain feu de camp? Au niveau des saveurs, tout est doucement contrôlé par le fût. Il transpire un peu trop ce boisé américain. Ça masque un peu le reste. Quoique le chocolat et les malts noirs réussissent quand même une bonne intrusion. En bouche, c’est super intéressant. Le liquide est corpulent mais bien aéré par les bulles. La texture est complètement soyeuse. En arrière-goût, le sucré du bourbon reste longuement collé derrière ma langue et aux commissures de mes lèvres. Et bien, une autre rareté trouvée par Frank le valeureux. Merci encore pour ce stout qui me semble encore trop dominé par l’eau-de-vie. J’aurais aimé une fusion plus intéressante. Reste que le liquide est buvable compte tenu de sa carrure imposante. Parfaite pour le partage il va sans dire mais bien loin, pour moi, de la version normale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Black pour with a thin tan head. Complex aroma of chocolate, coffee roast malts, vanilla bourbon. Flavor follows the aroma. A complex, well crafted big sipper that puts it all together very well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2083) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2014
@ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Opaque black with a thick brown head that drops to a solid cover, streamers of lace. Taste is as big as the 11% abv implies: Full roasted semi-sweet chocolate malt that adds vanilla and becomes bolder in the palate, moving to a finish that is both bitter and bourbon. A huge drink that is impossible for me to finish comfortably (12 oz bottle) in one sitting. Well-conceived, and well-balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is a decadent fusing of vanilla and fudge. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is roasted and chocolaty with a lightly boozy, warming finish. I didn’t pick up a lot of bourbon in this. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9948) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, molasses, caramel, toffee, cocoa and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of molasses, oak, cocoa, toffee and light bourbon with a smooth lingering molasses finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
At Gingerman NYC with Taylor. Pours black with very minimal head. Aroma is fresh barrel, muted roasted malt, with slight booze. Taste is a burst of various flavors. I really like this, it is interesting and complex. Nice oaky barrel, boozy bourbon that melds with the beer and does not overpower it, dark/burnt roasted malt notes that meld with the barrel and booze in a complex way, there is a slight light malt reach barley note in there too, finish is marshmallow barrel chocolate snooze that stays strong for a long time and final ends with nice booze and charred notes. Fantastic, and completely unexpected.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcclainc50 (186) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours and inky black with a khaki head. Strong barley noise with chocolate and coffee notes. Flavors of roasted barley, chocolate and espresso with the barrel adding coming in on the backside, not overwhelmingly strong bourbon flavor, just a hint. Very good beer, find it and try it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdewa1 (323) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Black.... tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is boozy and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, burnt barley, malts, and licorice. Bourbon definitely comes through. Smooth and good. Less harsh than some big stouts. Overall enjoyable.


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