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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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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4.4
wchesser (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
’11 bottle enjoyed in Oct. ’13. From flandersned....thanks, Steve! Shared with friends along with Mikkeller George BA variants and I think this one came out of top for everyone, just for sheer richness and the silky carbonation. Nose of smooth bourbon, nice roasted malts, toasted wood, vanilla. Taste is the same, along with raisin, red dried berries. Great balance.

3.9
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
GABF 2012. Pours with a pitch black hued body with a tan head. Aromas are of raisins, brown sugar, bourbon, chocolate, cocoa powder, vanillin, and fudge. Flavors are rich, fudge, oak, lightly ashy, molasses, brown sugar. Thick, but well balanced by tannin, quite warming.

3.9
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Thanks Al. Pours black with tan head. Deep chocolate, coffee, and sweet bourbon in the nose. Coffee and roasted almost smoked malt in the taste. Seemed to be a bit heavier on the smoke than bourbon. Also hints of vanilla. Thinner palate

4.6
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2013
On tap at Dark Horse’s VIP room via a tour of the brewery. Honestly the best beer I have ever tasted so far. Soo very smooth and bourbon flavor is definitely not overpowering. Really hope I get to have this sometime again soon.

4.4
rxeight (3186) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Nose like bourbon county. Taste is bourbon county without any burn. Insanely smooth. This is top notch.

4.1
jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to Cbuk1013. This is a nice step up from the standard version (which was great) without being flagrantly barrel aged. Perhaps the aging from 2011 helped. This beer has more body and richness on the palate with some added complexity to the aroma.

4.7
alliance100 (1159) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Draft at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Far and away the BEST BBA Stout I’ve ever had (and I’ve had ALOT of them). Bourbon, coffee, TONS of chocolate. Super smooth and so well balanced. NEED TO FIND MORE!

4.1
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle through trade, nice black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, and a bit of spice/cinnamon. Taste is relatively the same, wish the body was a bit thicker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle @ The Croydonia Tasting. Paul, we’re forever in your debt. The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is dark roasted chocolate. Cocoa. Sweet rocky road fudge. Bourbon, sweet caramel. Notes of vanilla. The taste is similar. Nice smooth notes of coffee, roast. More sweet vanilla and toffee. Nice, supple. Great balance for the style. Nice and oily, full mouthfeel. Overall, a top tier effort. Better than expected. Great.

3.9
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours black with a finger khaki head. Smell cherries, peat, slight roast. Pretty sweet smell. Taste is smooth vanilla, dark fruit, roast, coco. Very well rounded, rich and complex. Pretty easy drinking for how full bodied it is.


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