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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.

We’ve matured our Russian Imperial Stout in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to create the perfect blend of flavors. Notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon add another level of complexity to this beer’s already massive flavor profile of chocolate, Ryan Bros. Coffee, and roasted barley. Designed to be enjoyed now or aged in the bottle for years to come, this special release is truly a unique beer that is smooth as it is rare.

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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Huge thanks to Beerlando for sharing this one!!! Pours a nearly opaque ebony, with some burnt brown glinting from the depths. The aroma is is a melange of dark fruits, vanilla, roasted grains, French roasted coffee, absolutely spectacular. The flavor is more of the same, with the dark fruit notes seeming to come to the forefront. An absolute masterpiece.


4.1
llkc (2457) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2017
Fra fad på bryggeriet duft kaffe chokolade ristet malt smag sød vanilje chokolade kant rosin chokolade karamel malt

4.3
Iznogud (3898) - CROATIA - JUL 27, 2017
On tap at Alesmith Brewing/Anvil & Stave. Pours black with small brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, some wood. Sweet. Oily, bit sticky, thick. Full bodied.

4.7
DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Shared bottle. Dark blackish pour, thick, tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, oak, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, chocolate. Complex flavor, huge palate density, notes of oak, vanilla, molasses, chocolate, bourbon, well hidden alcohol. Delicious!

4.7
mezr (138) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2017
From the cask into a snifter. Black with a light brown head. Very complex aroma of roasted coffee and malts, dark fruit. Full body, smooth, warmth of oaky bourbon in the background. Very nice long bitter finish. Did I say complex?! This is a masterpiece.

4.3
Tide (3964) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, bourbon, oak, chocolate, licorice and a bit of dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, licorice, bourbon, oak and chocolate. Exquisite imperial stout.

4.5
Borresteijn (7268) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
75cl Bottle sample at Potjepalooza. Black colour, dense beige-brown head. Aroma of hard-roasted malts, bourbon, soft coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla/oak, sounds generic but this one stands out with a touch more roast than others. Flavour is sweet with roast, roasted malts, coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, alcohol, hint of dark fruits, bittersweet finish with more roast. Full bodied, smooth. Superb stuff, love the fact it’s not coffee-forward.

4.6
ShivanDragon (4205) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza. Thanks @PotjeBier for the hospitality and the great beers, this was the last beer of the evening as i had to catch the train back home. I had a great day with all you guys!. And as a surprise i found out on the way back, this was my #4000.
pours black with a light kaki head. aroma of roasted and toastes malts, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. lots of full dark chocolate, roasted and toasted, pretty sticky sweetness, strong alcoholic, love these thick and sweet bourbon stouts. !

3.9
PotjeBier (3450) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza, from an IP trade with richiesd. Black color. Light brown head, not too much. Aroma’s: bourbon, alcohol, roasty. Retronasal it’s alcohol, chocolate, fruity, sweet. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasty, alcoholic. Above medium bodied. Roasty, light bitter finish.

4.3
sjogro (4263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Black with tan head. Big sweet roasted chocolate malts, bourbon, vanilla. Big sweet sugar rush, moderate roasted bitterness. Over medium body and active soft carbonation. Big sweet stout.

4.3
Maakun (5748) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Potjepalooza. Black with beige head. Lots of coffee and roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, some booze, cinnamon, light spices, marzipan. Quite sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with alcoholic finish. Very nice but still a bit hot.


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