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RATINGS: 333   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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Courtesy of Gilliard. There is a very intense and pleasant fresh coffee aroma with mild roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla notes. Simple, but awesome. The body is black with a wispy, but lasting, tan head. Chocolate, coffee, sweet cream, vanilla and mild toasted caramel notes are prominent int he flavor profile. I don’t get much int he way of bourbon, but it tastes great so I don’t miss it any. Tasty.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (260) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle - Pours dark brown/black w/ tan head. Hints of vanilla, oak, oatmeal, and bourbon in the nose. Rich chocolate flavor and a nice oatmeal feel on the palate. Very smooth overall!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUL 12, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by huhzubendah, thanks Matt. Pours a clear dark caramel brown. Nearly headless, just a tiny wisp appears when swirled. Aroma leapt out of the bottle into my nose. Chocolate malt, sweet malts, coffee, and the caramelly complexity of bourbon. Flavor is porter roastiness, chocolate, caramel, nutty coffee and a smooth bourbon finish. This tastes bigger than 8%, nicely done. Sweet caramel aftertaste, thin to medium mouthfeel. Solid.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1507) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Overall mine was flat, not a good start. Decent flavor albeit it a bit hot. Finish was thin and mostly just alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (688) - - JUL 5, 2014
Dark red/brown pour. Nose is dark fruits, chocolate, bourbon. Taste is chocolate, barrel, dark fruits. Medium mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2434) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from Discount Liquors in Milwaukee. Served alongside the standard version. Similar appearance to the non barrel-aged version. Dark brown with a quarter inch of beige cap that leaves sparse lacing. Nice aroma, with everything present in the original, not overpowered by bourbon. A touch of oak and light, but present bourbon. Gentle sweetness. Sweet, powerful bourbon dancing with fresh, bitter coffee beans. Delightful. Well done. 4 pack $8.49 - great price for such a high quality beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (835) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2014
12 oz bottle thanks to Bacterial. Dark pour with brown head that shows up just for a moment before dissipating. Prominent coffee in the aroma that takes center stage. Chocolate falls into line in the mouth, along with artificial vanilla and residual sweetness. Full body, syrupy, thick texture, above average carbonation. Overall: tasty brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Al. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, and some bourbon. Very well balanced. Will look for this one again!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (140) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Exceptional BA Imperial Porter. Has a creamy mouthfeel - stays light whilst pouring almost as a dessert style beer. Aroma is vanilla bean and mocha. An outstanding beer with chewy oats and a warm bourbon barrel afterglow. This is excellent, from the opening of the bottle to the last sip.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2546) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
This puppy is a full dessert. Thick black pour from draft at farmhouse in Evanston. Huge toffee and Carmel aroma. Scotch smell too. Taste is massive. Coffee, chocolate, toffee and milky. Love this one. Haven't liked many other from this brewery. Score

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1363) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor of bakers chocolate, roasted malt, coffee grounds, and slight bourbon warmth. Finish is bourbon and chocolate malt.


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