overall
100
97
style
RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2010 Vintage: Gold Wax
2011 Vintage: Silver Wax
2012 Vintage: Copper Wax
2013 Vintage: Dark Brown Wax
2014 Vintage: Blue Wax

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (6018) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2017
650 ml. shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a bit of coffee. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrSquash (129) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Thanks to Homer321 for the share! Yellow wax bottle. Aroma has tons of dark fruit. Fig, plum, and raisins. Similar to English Christmas Pudding. Flavor has the same dark fruits with a nice moderate sweetness. Great warm across the palate. Aftertaste is sweet and balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (9809) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle shared at Dean’s last Stand. Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Quite boozy. A lovely imperial stout

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (3083) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2016
650 ml bottle (yellow wax) at home. Black color with brown head that quickly disappears. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, dark dried fruits, caramel, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Medium to full silky oily body with soft to average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Coconut, bourbon aromas. Poured black in color with a tan head. A nice roasty stout with vanilla, caramel, and coconut bourbon notes. Delicious. Notes: Bottle at GABF ’15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 25 2015; eye: black, opaque, ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, molasses, chocolate milk, light pepper, molasses; mouth: roasted barley, molasses, chocolate milk, light pepper, molasses, finale in roasted barley with light presence of spices, full body, average carbonation, slightly bitter, lightly sweet, silky texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 25 septembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, mélasse, lait au chocolat, léger piment, mélasse; bouche : orge torréfiée, mélasse, lait au chocolat, léger piment, mélasse, finale en orge torréfiée avec légère présence d’épices, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, très légèrement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture soyeuse; en résumé : bien

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (5368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2016
22oz bottle (blue wax) in a tulip on my 30th. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, barrel and bourbon, some sweetness, and light vanilla notes. Flavor the same with a great bourbon presence to balance out the big beer. Thick texture. A great imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (3387) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Inky black color with mocha head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, fudge, and toast. Taste is sweet rch bourbon and brownies. Smooth soft palate. Just a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle from trade [2014 vintage, blue wax, 13.5% ABV] @ weekly tasting shared with Thompson. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light to medium brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, oak, a slight hint of bourbon and quite some vanilla. Taste malts, lightly roasted malts, vanilla, oak, wood, lightly liquor. Full body, soft carbonation. Very nice beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thompson (672) - - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle @ and shared by benzai.. blue wax 2015 edition. Medium sized head beige colour... black all the wayz... smell oak, vanilla, coffee. Taste roasted tabacco coffee some liqourish...


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