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RATINGS: 493   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (3098) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours a deep rich black color with a two finger mocha foam that sticks and floats with great lasting power. On the nose there is a big dose of vanilla, fudge, marshmallow and some deep bourbon touches. On the palate its velvety smooth and amazingly rich. Big chewy fudge and roasty chocolate on the front end with a rich complex finish that flows with smooth sweet flavors that match the nose nicely..... a pleasure to drink till the last drop !


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1523) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottled 2016 vintage. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is smoke, bourbon, chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, tiny spot of raisin, leather. Flavor is super roasty, big boozy body, chocolate bourbon, vanilla, again, the tiniest drop of raisin, which I get but dont think is there. boozy burn in the finish. Drinks big. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
Sergeys hunt; 11% ABV
Black color. Nice aroma, roasted malts, cardboard, coffee, alcohol, hints of black liquorice, and even sourness. Medium body, too strong liquorice flavor, sour, and burning alcohol; no bourbon.
Good beer, but weird, seems slightly infected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2017 355ml bottle (thx, Yannick P.!) at my place with Alex and Ash. Vintage 2015. Pours like an oil, an almost black with a brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malt and seeds. Very roast and quite sour. Good. Where is my lovely bourbon? :-(

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
mdarnell51 (1) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2017 does not count
2015 vintage. Tastes and smells terrible- very sour- highly likely infected. I have noted numerous other people have had the same experience over the past few weeks per Untappd.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Wybitny Stout. Genialny profil beczki, bardzo waniliowe, sporo czekolady, paloności, bardzo długi, rozgrzewający finisz. Suuuper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1210) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small head. Aroma is chocolate and cocoa. Taste is cocoa and coffee, a little light, tasty and balanced but not incredible.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11026) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2016
2015. Nothing wrong with this beer, but just like the base, a bit overrated. With soooooo many epic imperial stouts out there this is nowhere close to top 50. Big roasted notes as in the base. Bitter chocolate and molasses. Barrel is a normal bourbon presence - something I always like, but didnt stand out among other greats.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (3327) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
33cl Bottle courtesy of kermis, massive thanks! Black sticky goop with tan head. Big sweet deep roasted malts, big vanilla and bourbon, coffee, toffee, soft woodiness. Big sweet and mild chocolate bitter. Full body, soft carbonation, dense and thick texture. Big chocolate cake dipped in bourbon, very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (4630) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. 2014 vintage. Black with big light brown head. Looks great! Lots of great bourbon, toffee, sweet chocolate, lots of dried red fruits, apricots, vanilla, light boozy, old red wine. Over medium sweet and almost medium bitter. Full bodied. Great BA stout the way I like them.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillemsUrenkel (1663) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
Vintage 2011. Got the bottle back in autumn 2012 from kappldav123. Big big thank you, mate! Pours out in the glass oily pitch black. No head. Fruity and dark choco on the nose. Taste starts strong, tough licorice, dark berriefuity background, also a lot of cacao. You may only take small sips. Increasing alcoholic, sensitive bitter, hints of malt, caramell and wildberry. Creamy and bitter sweet to the end. What a beer! [Test 12.10.2012]


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