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RATINGS: 343   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gleite311 (2) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
The appearance is of a typical imperial porter or stout - dark and inky with a very slight foam where the top of the pour meets the glass. The aroma has clear coffee notes as well as whiffs of raisin, nut and caramel. The taste is very nice, following on the same sensations of the aroma (coffee, caramel, a toasted nutty flavor and a hint of vanilla) and is very nice. The coffee especially is present at the back of the tongue on the finish of a sip. Mouth-feel/palate is again very typical of a good imperial porter, not overly thick, but it has a lot more texture than a lighter beer. This is a very nice beer, which I’m thankful a friend brought back from WI for me to enjoy here in California.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1524) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
12 oz bottle. Nice coffee and mocha aroma. Taste is brownies with a touch of espresso. Bourbon notes are very subtitle. Balanced and easy to drink. Might be the only bourbon stout I could pound.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1726) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Thin black pour with some tan head. Lots of tan lacing. Huge coffee nose with some bourbon undertones. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but fine for a porter (maybe thin for an imperial porter?). Tons of flavor. Coffee, toffee, vanilla and bourbon. Yum.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (597) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2014
Beautiful aroma of chocolate and oatmeal and coffee. Taste is similar, a slight sweet, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1962) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2014
Black pour, medium tan head Aroma is coffee, dark and bakers chocolate and oats. Light Oakley vanilla. Flavour is coffee right off the bat. Chocolate covered espresso beans. Oily oat mouthfeel. Roasted malt, vanilla, woody hop bitterness in finish. Very little bourbon for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arkurzynski (1591) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2014
Brownish black pour with huge fluffy tan head. Nose is fantastic! Huge fresh, ashy/smokey coffee, brown sugar and bourbon with light vanilla. Flavor is more fresh smokey coffee, light bourbon, roasted malt, light vanilla sweetness. Silky smooth oat character with lingering light, sweet bourbon and coffee. All flavors well-melded. Dig the fact that this was not 100% barrel-aged. Made flavors more nuanced and appreciable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with a small head. Awesome coffee and subtle bourbon in this, plus some roast malt. This is fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewHaMeister (180) - - APR 23, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark chocolate brown with a slight reddish hue, tan head and small lacing. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roastyness, and bread. Flavor is slight bitter with a sweet finish. Smooth mouth feel. Vanilla chocolate milk beer. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3522) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Bottle. Pours clear deep reddish mahogany, medium tan head, dissipates fairly quickly with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, roasted malt. Flavor follows, mellow and medium sweet, light bitter, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, espresso. Medium light body. Tasty as hell.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Pours dark brown black. The tail of a brown head. Aroma Booms with coffee and chocolate. Flavor matches the absurdly luxurious coffee and chocolate. Velvety bourbon and vanilla swirl into the mix. Voluptuous body. Sexy as hell.


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