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RATINGS: 190   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


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2184) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Expectation: I have mixed feelings about the BBA version of a beer I love.
Motivation: regular Siberian Night was one of the first Impy Stouts I liked, along with Bell’s Expedition, that really turned me on to the style. Curious to see what adding bourbon and wood will do to it.
Hardware: 12oz bottle of the 2013 vintage into La Sniferette
Nose: strong wood, bourbon, roast, vinous, metallic and slightly sour
sip: slightly boozy and vanilla that gets milkier as it goes
Taste: dark roast bitterness
Misc: fairly smooth with a pronounced bourbon finish
Conclusion: dangerously easy to drink with complex flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2338) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottled. Ultra dk. Small head. Vanilla and malt aroma. Creamy chocolate milk, bitter, ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimsal27 (255) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours jet black out of bottle. Aroma is malt, chocolate, coffee and some bourbon. Taste is strong chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Not much bourbon in the taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Delicious. Wish there was more bourbon in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
pitch black pour, thin tan foam, aroma of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and candied cherries. Flavors similar to aroma - creamy, slight effervescence, with a cola finish that lingers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1022) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (507) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2638) - 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 (1051) - 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 (3289) - Candiac, 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 (3164) - 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.


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