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RATINGS: 193   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1727) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Growler from fiver29 in the 2012 growler swap! Awesome!! Pours thick, dark, black with a deep dark tan head that goes away pretty fast. Nose is roasted chocolate and bourbon. Excellent mouthfeel, heavy, but not overbearing. Toffee, vanilla and wood balance with a nice bourbon taste. A nice bitter chocolate finish on this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
32oz growler from green’s in greenville. pours a silky but not too thick, deep, dark brown with a thin, mocha head that leaves a sliver of lace on the glass. aroma is great, a pleasant surprise, with heavy roasted malts, black coffee, toasted graham crackers, and chocolate cake backed by light oak, bourbon, coconut, and a touch of black olive. flavor is excellent as well with rich, chocolate brownies, roast coffee, hazelnuts, and wet earth up front backed by charred oak barrel, subtle bourbon, hints of vanilla, and a touch of salty soy. palate is rich but a bit thinner than some of my favorite barrel aged imperial stouts yet it has a long, lingering, roasted finish. overall, a damn fine barrel aged stout. perhaps a bit underrated?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (316) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
On tap at Jackie O’s. Coffee and chocolate aroma’s. Taste is dominated by the coffee flavor. Sweet on the palate with some toasted malt notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
pours jet black with a mocha head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate and coffee. Taste follows, crazy balanced between all the components. Really nice ba stout!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at Jackie O’s as a guest tap. Served in a sampler glass. Pours near black with a thin tan head. The nose is all bourbon and a bit of alcohol. Not much else to say there; very one-dimensional. The flavor is pretty similar, but is a bit more boozy and also adds in a splash of chocolate and roast for good measure. Medium-full body and quite boozy. Not very easy to drink and way, way too barrel heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6981) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Sample on tap. Black color, nice thin light brown head, full lace. Very nice woody aroma, but not over-powering. Very roasty malts. Dark chocolate. Light smooth carbonation, dry texture. Good long aftertaste. Nice savory bitter taste, little sweet. Little whiskey warmth in there. Awesome, even during a heat wave. The first I went for in my flight of samples, and my favorite of the day, probably

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (709) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2012
draft at CAH. Pours black with some head, nose is sweet coco, caramel and bourbon. first sip is similar. nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Draft at Craft. Pours jet, thick, with a finger of clingy tan brown head. Nose is a huge, rich, complex mix of cacao, port, oaky bourbon, blackberry, dark malt. If your nose score isn;t 8 or above here you may as well retire from beer rating. The flavor is rich, complex, and intense; a (Rebecca) Medley of upfront dark malt, cacao, with mid-palate blackberry, huge oaky bourbon, vanilla, and cognac, and smooth, delicious finish with the beer/spirit boundary line being broken and craved, as I chugged the last 4 ounces of this, and would have stayed for a lot more had I not been driving. This one is a true SN offshoot, a true child of the regular parent, and a delicious beer. One of the best beers I have ever had. This just might be the best bourbon-barrel aged beer I have yet quaffed, which doesn’t surprise me, because when you take perfection and barrel age it, you end up with a more spirited perfection. Put that quote in the next version of the bible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3245) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2377) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Black pour nice tan head light sticky lacing .... Aroma is roasted, dark chocolate, light sour, vanilla and oak ..... Taste is sweet roasty malts, dark chocolate, molasses, definitely some sour picked up, some bitter hop bite and light vanilla .... finish is dry and roasted .... abv hidden pretty well ... barrel aged added some depth but the original is better in my humble opinion

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