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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Over-the-top but surprisingly approachable, this twist on the classic style starts with several types of malted barley, rye, oats and wheat. Robust flavors of vanilla, espresso, whiskey, chocolate and roasted grain are balanced by hints of date and plum, with just enough hops to round it all out. Roughly one-third of the final blend is freshly brewed beer; the rest is aged for up to a year (or more!) in both first and second use whiskey casks.

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3.7
chinchill (5344) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Cellared 2015 bottle with a Sept. 2017 BB date stamp; opened September 2016. Served in a Belgian snifter.

Appearance: essentially black and opaque body with a semi-durable light tan head.

Aroma: whisky and whisky barrels; black bread; alcohol; dark dried fruits; hints of vanilla.
Flavor: bourbon and oak; molasses; less dark dried fruits and more chocolate than in the nose. Hints of vanilla, brown sugar and black bread. Lightly sweet, overall.

Mouthfeel: very full, relatively thick body with alcohol warmth extending from the tongue downwards.

Overall: quite nice but likely to improve with further aging.

4.1
Lilja (3541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
Flaska från SB. 2014 vintage. Smak och doft av choklad, säd, brunt socker, vanilj, torkad frukt, fat som bourbon och whisky. Bra balans, rund och len, fin sötma. Lättdrucken med fina aromer som ligger kvar länge på tungan, mycket gott!

3.9
Mark_Eck (1998) - - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, whiskey, chocolate, and coffee.

4.1
Vignale (4060) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Flaska från SB. 2014 vintage. En relativt söt IS med mörkt socker, choklad, fudge, vanilj, torkad frukt och till det en ganska försiktig men också hyfsat komplex fatkaraktär med lite bourbon och fruktig whisky. Mycket gott och lättsippat.

4
OminouSC2 (930) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
A "one of a kind" when it comes to Imperial Stouts. I’m having troubles pinpointing exactly why that is, but I think a lot has to do with different types of barrel aging. I sense a lot of bourbon in this, and it makes it a really smooth drink. Sweet, with a slightly bitter, warming finish. Well balanced, not pitch black with heavy roasted malt and chocolate that you often find in this style of ale. Medium-low carbonation makes the palate really nice as well. Complex and awesome!

3.7
Turtles (3015) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
750ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2014. Black with a medium size lasting tan head, good lacing. Vinous aroma with oak barrels, dark rum and bourbon also fruity sweet notes, plum, cherry, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Creamy, sweet and chewy mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Sweet taste, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, honey, marshmallows and a lot of muscavado sugar. Bourbon, vinous and fruity taste also, figs, prune, plums and oats for sure. The bourbon taste is mild but present all the time, appears more in the finish along with the oak and woody taste. Too much on the sweet side, still complex with a great long pleasant warming finish.

4.1
Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2016
Totalmente negra, opaca, espuma marrom de boa formação e ótima persistência. No aroma o whisky é aparente mas bem inserido, álcool, malte torrado. Paladar de médio dulçor e amargor torrado. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação. Final tem mais de café torrado, whisky muito bem inserido, dulçor equilibrado.

3.7
mikeyo1 (877) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
bottle @ home. Pours almost black with a medium beige head that diminishes quite fast. Roasted, shigly vinous and alcoholic aroma with notes of dark chocolate, raisins, vanilla, whiskey, wood, salt licorice. Medium to big body. Roasted, dry taste with dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, red fruits, licorice, whiskey, wood, alcohol, rasins, plums. Lasting bitter and dry aftertaste.

4.5
Maarten1993 (1373) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Drank during the american beer tasting at Marks place 23-4-2016. Very good imperial stout. Rich, complex, has everything. Wonderful.

4.1
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!


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