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RATINGS: 167   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehoff (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Dark black beer with tan head that disappeared almost immediately. Smells of heavy black caramel, coffee, chocolate, and raisin. Rich smokey, coffee ground, bitter cocoa. Almost herbal. Good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Busick (355) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
This is a perfectly balanced bourbon and beer brew! Midnight black pour that is as smooth as the other side of the pillow! Delicious!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1224) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep garnet/black with a minimal head. Vanilla, caramel and hot booze. Chocolate, booze, and malt. Surprisingly light with a slick finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Excellent base but I think the barrel took away from it a little. But still great. Black pour tan head bourbon chocolate coffee aroma and taste. Dry barrel finish. Medium body light carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaroonOrange (127) - - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola color with no head. Toasted oak, peanuts, chocolate, and just a touch of bourbon. Rich palate, light carbonation. Really nice finish and complex flavor profile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
and ratebeer is down again, seems like i canít get more than 5 rates in and it goes down for 10 minutes.... nice beer .. . charcoal and slate barrel .. . medium feel .. . solid rounding finish .. . . ya, we ran out of floorboards so we painted the dirt!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on January 24th, 2014.

Appearance:Pours dark black with light red head.
Aroma: Aroma of bourbon, chocolate..
Taste: Chocolate, faint licorice, bourbon, vanilla.
Palate:Medium to medium light body, quick finish.

Summary: My bottle is probably a year or two old. Pretty good imperial stout, balanced in flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
36cl, at 10.9%Vol, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx alot to Dirk for bringing this over!, very complex sweet Stout, alcoholic/roasted and slightly woody/fruity, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle, thanks to fletchfighters! This hadnít been on my radar at all, but Iím glad it found its way to me. Appearance: nice-looking -- dark, with some red/brown around the edges with tan head. Aroma: whoa milk chocolate! Reminds me a little of Vietnamese Speedway in that regard. Smells like creamy, milk chocolate, but beyond that I have a hard time picking out much aside from vanilla. Taste: ah, thereís the coffee -- bitter coffee, some ash, vanilla, roast, slightly astringent, but overall pretty nice. Texture is a shade thin. Some warming alcohol. Overall: enjoyed this one quite a bit -- an unexpected treat!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Bottle at Prufrockís place.

This is one good-looking beer. Pitch black with a beautiful, ample but finely structured head. Ashy aroma, nice mellow vanilla oak, not too boozy. Dark cocoa dominates; blackberry underneath (pleased to see that I used the same descriptor on the regular SNIS), mellow bourbon. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, basically no heat. Relatively fresh as this bottle may be, this beer is drinking nice right now. Iím pleased to have had the chance to try this one.


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