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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a big and full bodied Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with lots of roasted malts, but very balanced with heavy hops. Brewed with a top secret root, this beer has an amazingly complex flavor that you must wait for.

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4.1
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Aroma nutty, bit of bourbon, wood. Taste is similar, light, roasty, bit of coffee. Great stuff

4.1
KyotoLefty (10263) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2014
2012 bottle. Nose of bourbon, coffee, wood barrel, chocolate, berries. Well managed bourbon character. Brilliant black with a beautiful, leggy, brown, lacy head. Woody, grainy flavor, coffee and chocolate, cola, great wood and roast. The bourbon here is well used. Lovely.

4.1
Johnsense (1669) - - FEB 7, 2014
Dark brown pour, small head. Rich chocolate, bourbon and coffee in the aroma. Taste - prominent bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, bitter. Thick body, very smooth for it’s ABV. 2012 bottle.

3.8
Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Rich, coffeeish sipper. More bitter than malty, yet rich concoction. 2012 vintage. Chocolate, boozy in finish, bourbon on the nose.Very dark brown with mocha head.

4.9
Fjonpowers (1) - Marshall, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
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4.1
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared.
Appearance: Opaque chestnut body with a short brown head.
Aroma: Brownie batter comes to mind with coconut, bourbon, and a mild roasted coffee presence.
Taste: Bourbon is present throughout with coconut being prominent. Chocolate and roasted coffee are present on the finish.
Palate: Thick and syrupy.
Overall: Excellent stout, a bit boozy but at 14% ABV this barely shows it at all. I wish the chocolaty and roasty malt base were more present throughout as it’s excellent on the finish. I’d definitely recommend this and would gladly drink it again.

4.1
Homer321 (5071) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to my Midwest hook up. Nose full of booze. Taste is a chocolate bomb with a smooth booze flavor. Holy cow this is good. Very solid backbone without being too sweet. No alcohol burn. Solid

4.4
kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
2012 Bottle from Tommy and Brad thanks guys! Thick black viscous pour, very little head to speak of. Aroma - roasted malts, oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate a bit nutty also. Taste - syrupy mouthfeel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, finishes sweet. Really well balanced, excellent stuff!

4.8
koleminer20 (3594) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Special tap room at Dark Horse. Holy damn. The pour is jet black with a dark khaki head. The lacing is nonexistent. The aroma is crisp vanilla with a dark licorice complexity and beautiful bourbon notes. The flavor is booming work vanilla and bourbon with a common imperial stout complexity. There is beautiful licorice and roasted malt character and this is just great. I love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
ebone1988 (1922) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 Aroma is bourbon, marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate, malt. Appearance is dark, dark brown head, poured thinnish. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, malt, sweet chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, roasted malt and barrel aftertaste. Overall, this beer isn’t in the same league as many I’ve had.


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