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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.34/5   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.

Weve 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 beers 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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3601) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Tar black pour with aroma of vanilla, coffee, licorice, and some alcohol. Coffee flavor with some vanilla, subtle bourbon, and chocolate. Awesome beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
OMFG. Bomber to tulip. Appearance: opaque black with a two-color(off-white/tan) head that leaves sparce but good lacing. Aroma: coffee, bourbon, bitter chocolate, burnt sugar, molasses, vanilla, oak, etc. Taste: similar

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8407) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Rich bourbon and fudge, with coffee, vanilla, and mild roasted malts. A bit boozy, but not overwhelmingly so. Obviously rich and sweet, but drinkable for the 4 ounce pour I had. Cant imagine ever wanting 22 ounces of this in one sitting though, even though I definitely liked it. 8 ounces would probably be the sweet spot for me. Anyway, good stuff.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bule (1889) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
750ml bottle of 2015 release. Pours a thick black color with a good amount of head. Good carbonation for the high abv. Rich coffee flavor balanced nicely with the mild bourbon flavors.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JimmyBoy74 (637) - rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
75 cl systembolaget. Vad sger man! Fantastisk! Fick bara ppna denna om jag sprang under 1.30 p Halvmarathon! Det blev 1.27 och en grym l!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yourilevesque (1508) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
A MASSIVE thanks to Matt for this awesome bottle! Much appreciated man! Dguste en compagnie de Yan ainsi que de Mademoiselle Irina. Pendant cette longue dgustation, les mots prononcs furent rares et les orgasmes papillaires nombreux. Est-ce le meilleur stout imprial que jai bu de ma vie? Peut-tre pas, mais il trne firement sur limmense podium de la formidabilit! La bire noire assombri soudainement la terrasse en ce jour prcis dclipse lunaire. Le liquide est surmont dune magnifique et lgre mousse blanche que je ne me lasse de contempler. Des dentelles, lacings, formes gomtriques diverses et irrgulires... Une Grande complexit au nez o tous ces armes sont savamment balancs: anis, bourbon, caf, mlasse, cassonade brle au chalumeau, vanille et noix de pcan rties. Cest prodigieux! Les signes dun subtil vieillissement se font sentir mais peu-importe, cest merveilleux! Texture laiteuse; alcool brun et chaud. Le liquide coule le long de ma langue avec une sensualit peine ponctue par une faible ptillance me rappelant quil sagit ici dune bire. Je passe du massepain la crme ptissire en passant par lclair au chocolat. Longueur admirable et mesure laissant les saveurs caramlises stirer longuement et doucement. Seigneur Jsus, faites que ce moment de Bonheur que nous partageons sur cette terrasse ne se termine jamais!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craft_okie (1) - Yukon, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
Huge bourbon notes. Followed by sweet chocolate cake with a bit of coffee roast notes and hints of dark fruit, raw oak, vanilla, a touch of roasted malt. This is decadent, complex, and luscious. The most prominent aromas as bourbon and rich chocolate, and they intermingle perfectly. Its got a perfect level of carbonation that decreases to a nice smooth, silky satin as the beer warms.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ home. 2013 vintage thanks to doc_absynthe. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, raisins, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, oily, very soft carbonation. Finish is roasted and well-balanced bourbon barrel character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1841) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 8, 2015
pitch black, vanilla aroma, some roast, malty. Creamy at first, then roasty, warm finish with vanilla. tasty

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (8171) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a tan head. Nicely balanced with bourbon, coffee, malt, light vanilla and some dried fruit. Quite sweet and with a big body. A very nice beer to sip.


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