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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Imperial Oatmeal Porter brewed with coffee beans and aged in bourbon barrels


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ughsmash, thanks Jason: Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma, roasted notes, coffee, chocolate, some faint bourbon, and some vanilla. Flavor, lots of coffee, some light bourbon, oak and vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted bitterness, awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Pours an opaque ruby with little head. Oaky bourbon aroma. Flavor is moderately hoppy with a smoky character and some whiskey notes. Dry, smooth finish. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Dirty name for a dirty beer. In a good way. Pours a dark mahogany with a thin, tan head of large bubbles. Smells of oats, and iced coffee. Some muted vanilla. Medium carbonation, tastes of sin, rich Turkish coffee and espresso right out of the machine. Very dry, oaty finish of roasted coffee and malt and chilled crema. Bourbon is very mild in this brew, I tasted only traces. Does not have the depth I expected, but I very much enjoyed this. I’d put the devil over a barrel anytime.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2008
(Thanks for sharing, kmweaver). You de man, Ken! Dark brownish black, tan creamy head. Deep roasted coffee and cream aromas warm to notes of oaken vanilla and coconut bourbon. Smooth intense sugared coffee and chocolate oatmeal flavors balance extremely well on soft vanilla and bourbon wood tones. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. A great example of how to utilize the barrel. Awesome...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is huge coffee. Taste is similar to the regular devil, lots of coffee, with some sweeter notes rounding it out a bit more. Vanilla and some cream. Very nice, thanks Pepsican.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2008
So good I’m glad I bought 2 cases of this. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a thin creamy medium light brown head. The aroma is insanely coffee laden. Aromatic chocolate, sweet barley, rye malt, chocolate revel bars like Mom makes, oatmeal, and subtle vanilla barrel. The flavor is coffee, sweet barley, oatmeal, vanilla, crystalline chocolate sauce, milky sweet sugars. Superbly balanced. The palate is sweet, sugary, intensely malty but clean. Medium bodied with a super long finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Translucent and licorice black in color with a tan foam cap riding on top. Prevalent, stale coffee beans take the nose with touches of black earth, unsweetened cocoa and burnt graham crackers. Alluring, but not captivating until first sip. Flavor amplifies the nose and draws out an eloquent Godiva milk chocolate liquor truffle. Sweet caramel ribbons course through toasted honey graham cracker crumbs with cocoa nibs, hazelnut coffee grinds and a dash of sweet bourbon to seal the deal. Unassuming body rest confidently on its complimentary carbonation, as the bourbony chocolate malt sweetly sings with whiskey cocoa toffee, pressed onto the tongue and holding long unto the night. Best thing this brewery has done in two years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Thanks pantanap for sharing this one. One for the train ride. Pitch black with a medium fluffy tan head. Aroma is very big coffee, dry and roasted malt. Dry coffee flavor with medium sweetness, roasted malt, a little pine. Medium body with a little creaminess. Overall a very nice coffee forward stout and well balanced. Thanks again Kan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - MAY 4, 2008
bottle. pours rich dark brown, almost black. dark tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of dark roast coffee and chocolate. Starts with a roasted malt, chocolate, and smokiness. Turns semi sweet some vanilla, licorice, and rye. Very subtle bourbon and is balanced well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zeke626 (428) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 On tap at Buster’s. Pours an opaque, dark brown, almost black body with rich dark brown head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts with a touch of smoke and bourbon. Thick, smooth mouthfeel with a medium to heavy body. The taste is dominated by a dark roasted coffee/espresso flavor with vanilla, oak, oatmeal, smoke, and caramel flavors also present. The taste of bourbon comes out as the beer warms, but still complements the coffee and other flavors without becoming too dominant. Coffee and smoky finish.


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