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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial vanilla stout aged in four different whiskey brand barrels: Heaven Hill, Bernheim, Four Roses, and Buffalo Trace.

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4.3
dmac (6340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Dan’s. Poured a medium density dark Tootsie Roll brown under a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma/flavor of fudge, vanilla beans, brownies, roasted malts, vanilla extract, light whiskey and a finish of barrel. Medium to medium full body, slight touch of warmth from the ABV, lingering aftertaste of chocolate and vanilla along with a hint of booze. Most impressive, easily the beer of the night.

4
drfabulous (8098) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Finally. A big dark chocolate roasty coffee like stout that was delicious.

4.2
baraciisch (3278) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black, viscous pour... Aroma of fudge chocolate, chocolate malts, caramel, vanilla, bourbon... Flavor is much more decadent as it warms, tons of vanilla and chocolate fudge notes, thick chewy mouthfeel, light vanilla and bourbon on finish... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
DavidWoodruff (629) - Windsor, California, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Black with a brown head. Lots of dark dried fruit, especially prunes. Sweet, malty/fruity with the alcohol well hidden. Very nice, but would like a stronger contribution from the roster malts.

3.7
Garrold (5341) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle, shared at Northern Monk. Really dark, chestnut brown. Slim ring of tan head. Nose has dark chocolate. Milk chocolate caramel. Chocolate cake. Decent, albeit one dimensional. Taste is tooth numbing sweet, with some ripe, dark fruit bitterness. Silky mouthfeel. Soft, but noticeable carbonation. More chocolate sweetness to finish. Drinks easy enough for the ABV, but it’s not extraordinary.

4.2
Thisis12ptfont (1199) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Aromas of insane vanilla, vanilla beans, vanilla shake, chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, cocoa nibs, dark roast, wort malt, figs, plums, raisins, tree bark, leather, oak, burnt caramel, barrel wood and subtle coconut. Pours black with almost no brown foam or lacing. Taste brings absurdly chocolate, chocolate syrup, vanilla, vanilla bean, velvet mouthfeel, toffee and licorice upfront. Mid palate gives way to smooth barrel wood, vanilla, oak, toffee, black licorice, toasted caramel, cocoa nibs, slight coconut and aged dark malts. Finishes extremely smooth yet with noticeable booze to it as well as residual vanilla, chocolate and bourbon presence. Overall, a rediculously smooth and well balanced beer with bountiful of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, toffee, barrel wood and roasted barley. A+ rating.

4.3
MarcoDL (5022) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of lucious bourbon, milk chocolate, vanilla and some nuts. Taste is a real beast, with lots of rich earthy vanilla, smooth bourbon, milk chocolate, mild nuts and a long vanilla heavy bourbon finish. Absolutely amazing.

2.6
beer_queue (145) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Huge vanilla notes on the nose (almost masking the malts and bourbon). Taste sweet and sugary as all hell. IDK about vanilla, but I get more of a cotton candy taste. Finishes with a ton of bourbon booziness. Overall pretty thin body and tastes more like medicine than a well-made, well-aged imperial stout. Plenty of shelfies kill this beer let alone other SoCal BA stouts. Recommended for the big sweet tooth; malt maniacs stay away.

3.1
JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2017
No head, jet-black beer. Vanilla bomb, Bourbon², alcoholic ice cream. Vanilla/Bourbon explosion and a grain distillate in the finish.. Alcoholheat, alcoholthinning. The perfect example of vanilla/Bourbonbomb over the top. This is plain ridiculous. 6/4/6/3/12

4
cubs (10639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle @ forgetfu shared by him. Thick black appearance with a dark brown head. Aroma had dark chocolate, lots of vanilla, light whiskey, and some oak. For its boost level, it’s quite smooth. Lots of vanilla and coconut and only a little heat on the back end.


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