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RATINGS: 840   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jflopsu (1419) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours a dark black with brown head. Has a strong bourbon, coffee, and chocolate aroma. Starts a little sweet with cocoa but turns to really strong bourbon and dark liquors, some coffee and malts. A strong coffee, liquorish, and dark liquor aftertaste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Good god this is amazing. Pitch black, no light seeping through even when put up to a lamp. Nose is vanilla, chocolate liqueur, wood. Flavor is flourless chocolate cake, moderate bourbon presence, prune, raisin, coffee is present but very much subdued relative to the normal speedway. Mouthfeel steers away from being too syrupy. Warming and pretty strong tannins encourage slow enjoyment.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle share. Black with small tan head. Wonderful aromas and tastes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, booze. Smooth palate. Just an outstanding beer in my favorite style. Ties with aged BCBS Coffee for my favorite beer of all time.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beermajstro (15) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
Har vntat p denna lnge. S mycket man hrt o lst om denna. Har inget annat att sga n att denna balans i en l har jag aldrig varit med om. Den som kommer nrmast r hand & seal frn Brooklyn brewing. 100/ 100 ??

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yourilevesque (1610) - 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!

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!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lore (2382) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2016 Pitch black colour, minimal creamy brown head; aroma of smooth chocolate mousse, coffee, whisky, dried plum, raisins soaked in alcohol, some wood and vanilla; taste of overripe cherry soaked in liqueur, dried plum, whisky, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, coffee, and hints of ash; extremely strong and, at the same time, very smooth; just simply incredible! Definitely one of the best beers of my life in one of the best bars Ive visited so far (Himmeriget) - can you get any more as birthday gift when you are 40?☺

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (896) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2016
2016 barrel aged with coffee at the Alesmith barrel aged beer tasting room. Pitch black light impenetrable by flash light color. Beige thick head. Epic aroma of bourbon, chocolate, dried plums, minor tabaco. Taste is fruity chocolate, plum marmalade, minor spices, some mint. Dry chocolate warming alcohol finiy. Overall mind blowing!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AdolfoCC (225) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2016
Vintage 2015, servida en un Tulip Spiegelau a 55F. APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negro, apenas algunos destellos marrones en la parte superior; corona de espuma color marrn de poca retencin, de burbujas compactas y abiertas, algunos alcohol legs en la copa. AROMA: dulce y licoroso, predomina el carcter de la barrica con notas a bourbon dulce, madera y vainilla, adems chocolate semiamargo, fudgie como brownie, caramelo, el alcohol se percibe intenso. SABOR: nuevamente dulce y licorosa seguida de una explosin de sabores, de inicio las caractersticas de la barrica bien presente, notas a bourbon, vainilla y madera carbonizada, seguido de predominio intenso del sabor a vainilla y caramelo, atrs de ello notas a chocolate semiamargo, fudgie como brownie, caramelo y en ocasiones se alcanza a percibir algo tostado del caf pero muy ligeramente. En el retrogusto queda un amargor ligero/medio bajo, con una larga persistencia de notas a bourbon dulce, vainilla, madera y caramelo. Sensacin: cuerpo completo, sensacin sedosa en boca, baja carbonatacin. El alcohol se percibe en boca pero no llega a ser agresivo, en garganta queda una sensacin caliente al pasar el lqiuido. RESUMEN: cerveza de clase mundial.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adster (757) - HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
Valsznűleg ez lesz a srzs magasfoka, gondoltam magamban az ital pohrba tltst kvetően, majd kiss htrbb ltem, hogy az aromafelhők arcul csapsa elől menedkre leljek. Ilyen illatokrl eddig ugyanis mg nem hallottam, erre nem is lehet felkszlni, mr ha srre szmt az ember. Nmely bourbon taln kpes ilyesmit produklni, de n mr abban sem bzom. Whiskyben zott fahord szeletei, vanlis, kkuszos, kvs fergeteg, mennyei aromk tncra perdlse. Ilyesmi a mesben sincs... Knnyed vonalakkal felvrtezett, elegns szerkezete mrnki csoda mdjra tartja meg a behemtul gazdag szerkezetet, amelyben sszeprselődik minden, amit az illatai előjeleznek. Olvasztott csokold-vanlia-kkusz fagylalt kiknnytett, alkoholl varzsolt verzija, mazsolval megszrt, whiskyvel locsolt kvfolyam, mennyei maltalikőr. Nem a htkznapok itala, de hozz illő alkalom nem sok van egy tlagember letben. A jellemzs megrsa itt mr kevsnek bizonyul, ezt egyszerűen rezni kell.


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