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RATINGS: 852   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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4.3
fonefan (50756) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2009
<b>Bottle 75cl. @ home.</b>
<i>[ Trade by Dunk ].</i> [Batch #211/235 ]. Clear dark brown black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, milk chocolate, bourbon - whisky, cask wood notes, alcohol. english licorice notes. Flavor is moderate heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Bitterness is both hop and malt bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft - flat. Very nice beer to celebrate that Nicky did win his third world championchip in speedway. [20081020]

3.8
yespr (47099) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 6. Pours deep brown to black with a lacing brown head. Thick chocolate and liqourice aroma. Thick and smooth mouthfeel. Liqourice and chocolate flavour. Clear alcohol presence. Warming with with slight bitter note and chocolate note.

4.4
Ungstrup (38248) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2004
[2002 vintage sampled July 25th 2004 - bottle 113/115] A black beer with a fine though disappearing head with hue close to chocolate brown. The aroma is powerful; sweet malty with notes of chocolate, coffee, and alcohol (no wonder with an ABV of 12%). The flavor has loads of alcohol burning the tongue, but it is still very well rounded because it contains strong notes of roasted bread, coffee, and chocolate. It has a magnificent body. A great beer - I was positively surprised of this one. I have to pay my tribute to Oakes for getting his hands on this beer (out of the brewmasters cellar) for the European Summer Party and hauling it all the way to Stockholm - thanks Josh!

4.7
joergen (28984) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
2004-edition, bottle #104/228, thanks to René for sharing. Black coloured with a medium sized lacing beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate, wood and vanilla. Roasted flavour of chocolate, wood, vanilla, hops and liquorice. Very balanced.

4.6
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle #79/235 from the 2006 batch. Rating #4000. Thanks to MaltOMeal for this one! Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffe and chocolate aroma with some hints of bourbon and vanilla and some oak hints. Strong roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some hints of vanilla and dark fruit. Raosted malty dark chocolate and molasses finish with some woody vanilla hints in the aftertaste and also some bitterness in the aftertaste. Lovely!! Thanks agian Bill for this bottle.

4.3
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
[email protected] Pitch black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is vanilla, liquorice, some roasted notes as well as some slight alcoholic notes. Flavour is vanilla, ripe fruits, alcohol, liquorice and some mild sherry notes.

4.5
Travlr (25828) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2011
A massive indebtedness for GT2 for hooking up with biggirlpanties whose parents actually camped out overnight to score this one for us - thanks to all! Pours opaque brown black, massive brown head with fine and solid lacing with good retention. Aroma of vanilla, smooth melted dark chocolate, subtle edge of coffee. Taste is extremely smooth whiskey laced espresso soda with dark cocoa and a slightly boozy and chocolate syrupy finish. Fantastic.

3.4
cgarvieuk (25741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2008
bottle At Fins BIG thanks to WeeHeavySD for this one Had along side Caseys normal Bottle and for me the Normal was the better though neither blew me away ...Deep Deep black ... meaty roast malts light oak ... slightly sweet slightly salty ... lots of bourbon ... some vanilla ... bitterness in linger ... just didnt work for me... sweeter than the normal but vanilla tones are a bit high for me... REALLY glad to have shared this with two guys who enjoyed it more than me. I even think most of the Girls took to it better than me as well but since they dont rate they dont coun t:-)

4.5
omhper (25565) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2004
Bottled, #113. Black, small head. Aroma of chocolate and whiskey, Roasty with very rich maltiness. There’s some molassess and coffee there, still it feels dry. Flavours are really intensive, and still they’ve managed to get good balance among all the huge flavours. Salty licorice and bourbon in the finish.

3.9
madmitch76 (25361) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 8th March 2009
Bottle 35/235 of 2006. Opaque black beer. Short lived tan head. Smooth and woody start followed by coffee malt and a fair bit of alcohol! Dry rich finish with coffee bitterness and more alcohol. Much better than the standard version! Complex to the point of being hard to pin down!

4th January 2013
2009 Bottle. THE stout tasting Pt1. Thanks to Paul for another bite of this big apple! Massive tan head Softish airy palate. Aniseed alcohol. Smooth dark malt. Mellow mild wood and vanilla. Mild smooth coffee. The alcohol is still a bit lively here, a tad too much so but still pretty good. 3.7


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