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RATINGS: 270   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is alcohol, liquorice, some ripe fruits, coffee, mild roasted malts as well as some chocolate. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, coffee, chocolate and mild wooden notes. Mild vanillaish tones to it as well, once it warms up a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Dark chocolate malts, little dark fruits. Mild bitterness. Modest bourbon brings a little spice. Semi dry finish. Well joined up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - picked up in North Carolina. Pours black-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose holds burnt grains, cocoa, caramel, raisins. Medium sweet flavor with some gooey chocolate, peanut shells, earth, baking cocoa, dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more burnt grains, bittersweet chocolate, dark bread. Very nicely balanced overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, big thanks to LKS, 27/03/15. Black topped with a decent tan covering. Nose is rich roast, dark chocolate, spice, dark fruit peel, earthy, molasses, toffee, light wood. Taste comprises milk chocolate, spice, earthy, dark toffee fudge, subtle bourbon strokes, fruit peel. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent BA impy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15634) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle (from Brooklyn). Opaque black color, good beige head. Strong bourbon vanilla aroma, some toasted malts and alcohol. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Sweetish vanilla, some alcohol. Vanilla overdose. A bit too much vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, bourbon, sweet chocolate, chocolate syrup, really sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, oak and chopped nuts. The nuttiness saves this from being an overly sweet disaster. Still a bit too sweet for me. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate, sweet bourbon, wood and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a rich smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. Very good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12692) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, wood, cocoa, bourbon, and coffee with a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12389) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Hey Julien is back and Dean’s floor is moist tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average to medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, bourbon. Taste malts, roasted malts, milk chocolate, bourbon, bitter, roast bitter. Medium to full body and carbonation.


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