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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Imperial Stout
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Four months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels has transformed this formidable Russian Imperial Stout to somewhere beyond the event horizon; the result is a beer of ’infinite density’ and compelling complexities. ABV initially 11.8%, was 14.6% too.

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3.7
dfearnley (2067) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Oak, bourbon, vanilla, earthworms, and caramel...what an aroma. Dark brown, tan head. Taste is not as expected with all that was going on In the aromatics...Oak, sugar, some bitterness. Medium light body...a bit thin for a stout.

3.9
Ferris (15001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle - Roast dark malts, cherry and anise. Jet black with a persistent brown head. Bitter dark chocolate, rich dark malts and a bit of oak. Surprisingly little bourbon or vanilla sweetness. Nice rich balanced beer.

4.2
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 [email protected]: BBT1: Vintage 2012: Brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas like honey, roasted malts, liquorice and chocolate. Flavours of roast, chocolate, mocha, bitter, light liquorice and yeast. Aftertaste is bitter, coffee, chocolate. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, fulll body! Sorry, gonna enjoy!

4.2
DutchDrebus (5938) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT8:BBT1. Pitch black, small brown head. Smells chocolate, sweet, muffin.. Amazing. Tastes liquorice, sweet, chocolate, roasty, coffee, ash. Full body, silky, soft carbo.

3.9
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pretty well done. My major mistake was drinking this after an expedition stout, but it still holds up pretty well. Initial malt smell a tiny bit off like a few Ontario I-stouts I’ve had recently. The bourbon is pretty evident here, with some booze, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Finishes all bourbon with some boozy sweetness. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Texture creamy and slick. Has a little spice in the end as well. 2013 bottle.

4.3
crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
Smooth, but big and bold. Bourbon comes through but it is the huge choclate stout base that wins.

4.3
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
BLACK//HEAVY//BOURBON nearly broke my glass this beer is damn dense poured it black as black then let it sit for about twenty min came back crawling with crazy smells of wood and bourbon, vanilla, roasty low carb slight bitter at first then i got into it and every sip gives you a different taste then you get the vanilla coffee maybe or dark choc. GOOOOOOOOOD BEEEEEEER

4.3
Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Big chocolate and barrel, heat noticeable at the time. Hangs easily with other big imperial stouts.

3.2
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2012. Pours black. Roasted malts, with a bit of rubber, and some molasses. Boozy, boozy, boozy. Slight honey / candi sugar counter, but this one is super hot -- nowhere near ready, and nowhere near worth the price. Needs some work.

3.7
Boutip (6312) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of medium bourbon notes with some woody notes and light vanilla with some medium dry roasted malt with light dry notes. Taste is a mix between some bourbon notes with some light vanilla and dry roasted malt with dry black chocolate notes. Body is quite full with a nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Not the most complex beer out there and not enough vanilla and woody notes to satisfy me but still very enjoyable nonetheless.


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