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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Volume #1 is our first release in the Wood Series, an ongoing series focusing on high gravity ales aged in American spirit barrels. Volume #1 is an Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs and a single origin coffee aged in American whisky barrels of 16 months. Volume #1 pours pitch black with aromas of bourbon, coffee, and rich dark chocolate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12365) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Sample at Aficionados during the "Big Bad Bottle Share" on 02/10/2017. The beer pours black with a medium thin khaki head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of roast malt, whiskey and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky whiskey, chocolate malt, coffee and vanilla. The finish is oaky with a whiskey and malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2016
aroma of chocolate and vanilla and some coffee. this is very similar to bcs and might have ea slight edge to the regular. slightly sweet with a nice coffee chocolate finish. pours black with a tan small head. incredible.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle shared on the bus during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours broadly clear, deep brown with a creamy, tan head. Good beer. Moderately sweet, with nice burnt marshmallow notes, dark chocolate, vanilla and charred wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Tasty on the finish, lightly warming, with lots more dark chocolate and burnt wood. Solid impy stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1771) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Black pour, huge foamy brown head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Flavor is big chocolate, with notes of coffee, bourbon and wood. Full and viscous.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6706) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of whiskey and caramel. Tastes of whiskey, coconut, booze, oak, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (422) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Aroma chocolate, woody, whiskey, Appearance black, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, Palate medium body, Overall a little on the thin side but still a very nice beer that has the taste of whiskey. I would suggest this beer to a friend

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10931) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks! Pours nearly black with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Good retention. The aroma is a bold, luxuriant swirl of fudge, chocolate crme, brownie brittle, toasted coconut and vanilla - loads of vanilla. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and nearly no carbonation. The flavor is a lush, deeply roasted fusion of dark chocolate, coconut and toasted oak. Finishes singed and carbonic, but smooth - amazingly smooth. Big-time kudos to newcigarz for popping the top off this world class gem!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (1162) - - JUL 11, 2015
Brown pour. Thin. Coconut, chocolate, cardboard, not much barrel. Pretty underwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Black pour with a thin khaki head. Nice roasted malts, vanilla, and bourbon on the nose. Slight coffee spiciness and plenty of dark chocolate. Nice smelling beer. Very smooth, well integrated whiskey, coffee, and chocolate. Slight caramel, molasses, and vanilla sweetness. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out lots of whiskey barrels, with some vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is complex, with notes of cocoa, vanilla and barrel notes. Cohesive and complex. Good stuff.


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