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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This beer is the real McCoy. Barrel aged and crammed with coffee, none other will stand in it’s way. Sought out for being delicious, it is notoriously difficult to track down. If you can find one, shoot to kill, because it is definitely wanted... dead or alive.

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0.6
NikolasSc7 (1) - - OCT 24, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2019 Pretty dry for my taste and much drier than other ones within the same terms of a stout. Literally woody taste and not smoothy as most of the people say! Very overrated, especially for a barrel aged stout!

4.2
jc1762 (2171) - JAPAN - AUG 5, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2019 2018 bottle into a taster showing pitch black with no head. The nose shows intense notes of sweet biscuit, chocolate, cacao, and light bourbon. The palate is full bodied and lightly carbonated with an oily mouthfeel. Intense dark chocolate forward with a balanced bourbon background. Short finish of maple syrup.

3.6
LovibondRates30 (12) - - JUL 18, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2019 Dark amber color, big brown sugar, cranberries, oak, cherries, burnt raisins and brown sugar. Very sweet mouth, but fairly thin. Ok complexity just not mind blowing

4.5
nimbleprop (10852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2019 Many, many thanks to @IPhonePhan for this share. Not every day you taste a top 50, let alone a #1. Bottle #866. 12oz bottle is very heavily waxed... but then it pops and wow... the maple nose just plumes out of the bottle. Nose has coffee, malt, blueberry, milk chocolate. Oh yeah... looks like syrup, dark chocolate brown with basically no head but tons of thick, syrupy legs. Flavor has the booze, cognac and dark whiskey, chocolate, coffee and coffee liqueur, the maple is more complimentary than anything. Finishes a bit hot, but really smooth given everything happening.

5
beerspammer (141) - - JUL 4, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2019 2016 vintage pours thick with a tan head. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee. Viscous mouthfeel with notes of dark chocolate, maple, coffee and light whiskey to finish. Spectacular!

4.5
radagast83 (10388) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2019 12oz bottle at the DC Spring RB Tasting. Poured a pitch black, motor oil color with a small, wispy brown head. Lots of nice legs on this one. Aroma was a blast, a huge blast of maple. Roasted malts, roasted coffee, vanilla bean. Flavor was similar, nice maple syrup, vanilla and coffee notes. Very warming. Very smooth, not a whole lot of sweetness in this one, which was very nice. So smooth.

4.3
solidfunk (12783) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2019 Amazing catch which all started on a ski hill in Wyoming, thanks to Iphonephan and Clark. Maple and roast. Chocolate and some well integrated oak. Oily pour. Coffee. Bittersweet end. Bottle.

0.5
LiamHills (2) - - MAY 20, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2019 YUCK! I tried one of these because everyone raves about them on this website, but when I opened mine i think it had gone off! Truly disgusting. Tasted like coffee and wood. Wouldn't be surprised if it actually had coffee and wood in it because to top it all off it WAS BLACK! Unbelievable they didn't catch this in the production line. Completely ruined my birthday party as I was sick all over myself.

4.5
tiong (10840) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2019
UPDATED: APR 19, 2019 355ml bottle. Thanks Otso! Silver wax, 2018 vintage, bottle number 509. Pours pitch black with a tiny sticky brown head. Aroma has massive amounts of coffee, espresso, mocha, vanilla, roasty malts, bourbon, wood, some maple syrup, oak and molasses. Taste is dry, smooth and super well balanced with loads of coffee, mocha, cocoa, oak, wood, hints of maple, bourbon and molasses. Finish is smooth, oily and slightly roasty with loads of coffee, oak, molasses, bourbon, wood and mocha. Surprisingly dry and heavy with coffee notes. Super well balanced and awesome barrel aged stout. Complex and tasty. Worth the hype? Maybe, but not quite what I was expecting though.

4.3
Tide (6907) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2019
UPDATED: APR 18, 2019 Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, maple syrup, licorice and toffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, coffee, maple syrup, oak, toffee and licorice. Exquisite imperial stout.


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