overall
100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon barrel aged breakfast stout with cocoa nibs and coffee.

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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_queue (134) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2017
2017 vintage, 13.4%. Malty, bourbon, hella sweet syrupy aromas. Flavors start off with a hit of maple & bourbon. Oats, molasses, & roasted malts in the middle, transitioning nicely to a boozy chocolate-covered coffee bean finish. Medium-full body with no carb. Hot at the end but still quite sticky. Super sweet maple imperial stout but still had a lot of chocolates & coffee to add some complexity.Definitely on the sweet side, and possibly cloying for many, but I love it!! Its a breakfast stout after all...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4727) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2017
Sample courtesy of Jacob. Black pour with a small mocha head. Soft roasty malts nose with very rich dark chocolate, light aromatic coffee, vanilla, bourbon, raisins, prunes & light spicy rum. Sweet, bitter & heavy malty taste. Soft, round, viscous, velvety, thick & tiny boozy mouth. Crazy rich & very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3851) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
February 18, 2017. Bottle at home, vintage 2016.
Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, hints of dried fruits and licorice. Taste is medium sweet, smooth roasted bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Finish is smooth bitter with roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, smooth, light warming bourbon notes, a touch of vanilla, sweet toffee and dried fruits.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1101) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2017
A: Deep dark brown/black with a thin brown lacing N: Bourbon, heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, T: Vanilla, bourbon, roasted coffee, salty, salmiak, umami O: Heavy flavours! A bit salty but nice barrels to it!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (3390) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2017
500ml bottle shared by Dan. Poured black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of strong bourbon, caramel/toffee, black coffee, oak, burnt cocoa, and vanilla. Taste mimics the nose with the black malts, and notes of coffee grinds coming through more prominent. Solid

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle share @ Hampton Inn pre-DLD 2016. Pour is basically black with a very small oily beige head. Aroma and flavor of deep oak, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, licorice, fudge, and booze. Finish has some more coffee, and alcohol heat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle at a tasting in San Diego 161107. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Coffee flavor, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla notes. Coffee flavor, licorice, vanilla, caramel, warming alcohol. Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle shared at Dans. Poured a viscous pitch black with a small tight foamy beige head. Aroma a of coffee, bourbon, dark toast, roasty malts. Flavor is simply great, coffee, maple syrup, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate muffin. Thick rich body, stronger carbonation, lingering heat in the swallow and a long lasting aftertaste. Really great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (517) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Opaque black color, small tan head. Sticky fudge, coffee, soft caramel, a little vanilla - outstanding blend of aromas. Taste is bittersweet with some acidity from the coffee. Full bodied, fairly creamy and viscous. Finish is long and of black coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (912) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Offers a coal black color with a small but stable mocha colored head, which leaves some bigger bubbles at the rim of the glass. The nose on this in truly complex and well nuanced, consisting of a warming, spicy and slightly floral barrel, which may also result from the roasted coffee. The coffee blends into milk chocolate and rock sugar coated vanilla beans, getting a nice bitter note from cocoa nibs. Awesomely fudgy, creamy like a liquid dessert with a spiced up alcoholic sweetness to it. Has a very low carbonation, which opens up the palate nicely to the flavors of the beer. Its Bourbon barrel has a warming, wooden spice bite to it, which gets almost entirely soothed by the fudgy chocolate madness. The mouthfeel is a bit on the thinner side though, with enough different flavors coming up to keep the palate entertained. Tastes of toffee and melted milk chocolate from the very beginning, while the lower carbonation producing a mineralic cold note. This gets completely countered by the barrels warmth, whichs spices blend directly into the vanilla and licorice. Finishes with a nice roastiness from the coffee and malts, sweet, but with a nutty, wooden dryness, supported by the barrel. Awesomly well balanced beer, with a very sweet mid palate, perfectly integrated barrel and a mouthfeel nearly as thin as the Lager Ive had beer before. Strangly off-putting, since it not only overshadows the beers overall complexity, but reduces it to its most prominent flavors - the adjuncts.


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