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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5041) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle via Rakuten. Crux Tough Love BA Imperial Stout 11.5%

Deep black with virtually no head and ruby highlights. Big sweet oaky bourbon aroma. The taste is vanilla, coconut, oak and bourbon. Medium to full bodied but smooth as silk. Quite sweet but nice and a smooth sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Brassin 2016 Bouteille de 375 ml partage lors dune dgustation entre amis. Arme: Odeur de chocolat et de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de chocolat avec une pointe de bourbon et de petits fruits schs. Longue dure de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got chocolat. (Rating #7614)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5896) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
375 ml bottle at jsz, thanks mattias! Near black with tan head. Aroma is discreet, bourbon and light alcohol, roasted notes, cocoa, dark chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, bourbon alcohol, dark chocolate, woody, red grapes, cocoa, roasted notes with a boozy bourbon finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Blackberry jam and molasses meet dark chocolate and roastiness in this suave Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the blackness with brownish hues.
-A touch of acidity balances out the sugars in the finish.
-Alcohol contributes to the roundness.
-Flavors are expressive throughout, but are never overwhelming.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
9th March 2017
Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, smooth dark chocolate. Well integrated fruity bourbon. Trace of vanilla. Smooth fruity bourbon finish. My kind of Imperial Stout, no tangy shit or bitter cocoa. just thick smooth malts and lovely barreling. Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1530) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2017
375ml bottle from Elizabeth Station. Bottled on 2016-10-31. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, fruity notes, barrel. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, just a little bit (but easy noticeable at the same time) spices in the background and slight booziness. Spices in the beer are just on the appropriate level, what a nice surprise! Everything is really good balanced in this beer - sweetness, both barrel and bourbon characters, spices. This beer is a reeeally good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3486) - GREECE - MAR 1, 2017
375ml bottle at home, bought from Beer Revolution, Oakland. Black color with brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, drk dried fruits, wood, cocoa. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4185) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Sample at EBF Saturday Deep chocolate brown with a tan head. Earthy roasty chocolate with bits of caramel and earth. big bourbon with hints of vanilla and light coconut.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (17158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
Dark brown, bubbly light brown head. Rich inky, syrupy bourbon and rich molassesy stout nose. Sweet, rich, a bit of that fruity roasty sting, softened by really decadent dark sugars.Very good, excellent balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argeru (92) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2017
375ml. Pitch Black, toasted on the edges, thin layer of water and carb on top. Smells like sitting in front of the fire drinking a glass of carmelized brandy. Slick on the tongue, cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, roasted malt. Bourbon barrel? Not so much...red wine barrel more like it. Either way, still very tasty (:


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