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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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Beer brewed with coffee, aged in whiskey barrels.

2012 - Red wax. 1st release
2012 - Gold wax 2nd release
2013 - Yellow wax
2014 - Gold wax


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04 (3943) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2014
22oz bottle (batch 1) in a tulip. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, bourbon and oak and vanilla, some chocolate, light sweetness, and hints of dark fruits. Flavor the same with a great blend. Smooth, thicker texture. A really, really good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 2014 vintage. First review? Black. Very black. Tan head. Quite the beast. Aroma is big. Bourbon. Lots. Vanilla. Graham crackers, oreos dunked in condensed milk. Toasted coconut. 63% chocolate. Espresso, toffee, molasses. Yep, all of that. This is big, itís sweet, and it is quite delicious. The barrel character is quite tame. Booze is in check. It is thick. It is chewy. Not much bitterness offered. Smooth, creamy, minimal carbonation. This hits all notes a BA imperial stout has to offer. Honestly one of the best Iíve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Holy ducking balls! Amazing aroma a thick sticky boozy coffe aroma. Holy cow amazing coffe with a wonderful balance of coconut and chocolate and amazing. Holy cow. Thank you Adam

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4144) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate and bourbon barrel. Jet black with a brown head. Big rich chocolate, long syrupy finish. Booze is there but subtle, as are bottle notes. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (595) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Yellow wax, Generously shared by Adam (the alumn). Thick black oily pour, nice bit of tan mocha head. Aroma, roast, oak, bourbon, and chocolate, Taste, thick mouthfeel, syrup, oak, vanilla, ash, smooth finish. Yea. This is really fucking good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2014
The waxed bottle pours with a thick dark mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The aroma booms with chocolate, booze, sweet coconut, smooth bourbon that has a candy like quality to it and then some dark roasted to thinly burnt malts. Dig it. The taste is just rich smooth deep goodness, oh my. I get residual sugars, some chocolate, sweetened dark roasted coffee, smooth bourbon and then a soft thin coconut sensation. Wow. It is nectar sweet and rich and ending with a pleasing bourbon and marshmallow to chocolate sensation. Wonderful sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Sampled @ Woodshed 3.0! The ever generous Dak sponsored the pour...gracias! Dark onyx pour with a tightly packed latte cream perched on top. Very decadent and complex, with brownie batter and cocoa dusted Kona coffee beans accompanied by oak, spicy rye, and a hint of hops. The alcohol is completely invisible and the mouthfeel is chewy. Worthy of its standing.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a deep oily black with a trace of sticky khaki foam. Rich chocolate syrup, heavy roasty tar, licorice, vanilla creme and a touch of smoked coconut bordering on tamari. High levels of sweetness but the complexity surrounding it make it a yummy treat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
At jacobís with group. Pour is black with brown head. Aroma thick musky dark roasted malts, complex. Taste is beautiful complex smooth roasts malt. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
Pours pitch black with a nice tanned head. Aroma is tons of roastiness chooclate some vanilla bourbon some sweetness cofee. Flavor similarily massive rich, longlived tasty finish.


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