RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
How does the big guy get through the holidays? A bit of the nip, and to celebrate Santas survival, this imperial stout is spiked with whiskey as well as spices to make that long winter night a lot easier to settle into. By the way, if you are drinking this on Black Friday, the dude in the Santa suit actually brewed this beer, so you know its good!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (775) - Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Underwhelming aroma. Dark brown/black aroma with a tiny brown head. Tastes smoky, some lactose sweetness, slightly roasty, not much bourbon barrel. Low profile palate, decently thick with little carbonation. Decent, not what I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2016
On tap. comes black with an average tan head. Aroma of whiskey, fruit, and malt. Taste is whiskey, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, oak, and spice. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at 2865. It poured a black color with a small tan head. The aroma was of whiskey with a touch of oak and some vanilla. The taste was similar to the aroma with more whiskey, roasted malts and more oak. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2014
This beer pours a bery dark brown with a large khaki-colored head. The aroma blends bourbon sweetness and booziness with molasses, roasted malts, and figs. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sweet, and slightly umami, and the aftertaste is a nice blend of roastiness and bourbon sweetness. The palate fuses a slick texture, full body, and a nearly flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (2206) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a dark brown color with a small tan head and bits of wispy lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, bit nutty with a distinct whiskey fragrance. Taste of dark fruit, nuts, bit of vanilla and spice in the background. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish with a bit of whiskey that lingers. Medium body, smooth, with the whiskey becoming more pronounced as it warms. Enjoyable winter warmer with the 10% ABV sneaking up on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
1/6/2014. On tap. Pours dark brown with a tan head. This is all about whiskey and the aromas are a bit overwhelming and muting the rest of the beer. A bit of alcohol burn too, but overall a bit off balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2413) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Wowsers. Tastes like what it claims to be....an imperial stout with whiskey. Oak. Quite strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3889) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Snifter on draft at Cicieros in STL. Black pour with a ghost white thick head. Aroma is strong prune beer accented with alcohol of the barrel. The flavor is is similar strong without being all alcohol with plenty of non-sweet yet strong beer. Its not intense but has a good prune and earthy flavor, again accented by alcohol off the barrel. Not thick, medium carbonation, yet felt nicely on the cheeks. Surprisingly, very well done and something I would love to drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (7254) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Sampled at The Stables Beer Lovers Anonymous. Very dark with red and a nice tan head. A delicious aroma of dark fruit, oak, vanilla, char, and rich malt. Flavor is the same but somehow doesnt quite work together. I like every flavor in this beer but not all together. There are so many good things but the glue that holds it together is missing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is deffinatly all whiskey with a little oak and vanilla. Flavor has a more minute whiskey with more of a roasted malt and a decent amount of the oak. I was hoping for more of the whiskey that i got in the aroma to show up in the flavor but that was my only knock against this one. I did not know this was 10% till i saw it on here.

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