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RATINGS: 851   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Perfect aroma of coffee and chocolate and brown black pour with a constantly changing taste and soft mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
Mariox (291) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Aromat przyjemnie słodki, kawowy, ciut czekoladowy, po ogrzaniu czuć bardzo beczkę w tle. W smaku lekko słodkie, lekko palone, czuć beczkę. Niezbyt gęste, ale mimo wszystko sporo ciała i treściwe. Finisz słodki, lekko palony, drzewny. Alkohol grzeje lekko w przełyk, ale jest ułożony i szlachetny...taki ostry bourbon. Po ogrzaniu świetny aromat. Świetne piwo.

4.3
beskid (252) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
Draft at Mon Petit Cafe, Stuttgart. Very classic BBA RIS, there is coffee, some roast and ash, dark fruits, strong barrel notes, really good.

4.2
czlowiekmotyka (459) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 17, 2017
It is not thick enough. It is great on roast to coffee to barrel ratio but it seems too watery. Definitely classic in composition, but the mouthfeel is not sufficient.

4.6
alexeyb (8) - LITHUANIA - SEP 12, 2017 does not count
Absolutely gorgeous, dark chocolate and coffee and the barrel takes your pants down. Must drink if you can.

4.4
Fujimo2000 (194) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Pours dark brown/black with lasting brown lacing. My favorite beer. Super smooth just a touch of bourbon. This is how a barrel aged stout is supposed to taste.

4.1
llkc (2653) - 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 (4058) - 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 (10970) - 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 (151) - 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 (4191) - 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.


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