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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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We Start with our award winning Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout and painstakingly age it in genuine Kentucky bourbon barrels fresh from the distillery for at least 6 months to create a superior blend of stout, spirit and oak.
Released late November.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, raisins, wood, bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a tan head. Bourbon, licorice, and roasted malt aromas. Some ash, oak, and dark fruits. A touch of acidity and dark fruits. Flavor is more bitter than expected. Light sweetness of dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon. Oak, ash, and roasted malt. Decent licorice character, too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours black that sheets with a brown head and trailing lace. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate, some bourbon. Taste is rich dark malt-chocolate, some earthy hops, bourbon. Soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Tap sample at CBWF. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Heavy toasted malt, bourbon and chocolate aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex toasted sweet bourbon flavor with a heavy toasted sweet finish of long duration. Best of fest complex standout brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
GABF. Nice dark brown pour, light brown head. Straight forward aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate. Flavor is vanilla, toffee, bourbon, charred oak, very light ash and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Sample at the Columbus Winter Beerfest on 01/14/2012: Pours black with a medium thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Short strings of lacing. The nose is bourbon-forward with some dark malts in the background. Rich body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of malt, vanilla and caramel. The finish is somewhat boozy with a black coffee and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, brown head. Sweet, alcohol, vanilla scent. Sweet, raisin taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Stunning and wonderful, one of my best beers for the entire festival (3 sessions).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at GABF. Pours with a pitch black body and a tan head that stays. Aroma is big time vanilla/vanillin, barrel, alcohol, chocolate, light esters. Some yeasty notes and a bit of green apple. Flavors are very tasty, chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon. Somewhat dry. Boozy and tannic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Sampled from the gallon size growler you see in the picture. Thanks for sharing, Bob! Very dark pour with reddish highlights, smaller head. Great bourbon and chocolate on the nose and taste. Tastes slightly hot but this is super good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Had right after the non-barrel aged version GABF 2011. Pours a pure black color with a small beige head. The aroma is dominated by sweet vanilla and bourbon, some dark fruit. The flavor is very nice; super sweet and hot bourbon, vanilla, hot sugary flavors, light roast and dark fruits. Very nice.


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