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RATINGS: 499   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Aroma- incredibly huge bourbon, massive dark fruits which consist mostly of plums and blueberries, some roasted notes, more barrel qualities Appearance- outer space black with a nice tan head, massive alcohol presence Taste- melded tastes of bourbon, oak, plums, figs, milk chocolate, more barrel hits, roasted barley, alcohol heat and more bourbon at the end, silky fucking smooth Palate- full, creamy, out of this world Overall- Maybe my favorite beer, I’m not sure yet but it’s probably the one. Sensational everything in this beer. Will need to get again for sure.


3.8
dzudohonor (220) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Butelka 2015. Bardzo fajny aromat czekolady ,kawy, wanilii, czerwonego słodkiego wina, drewna, słodów palonych, dzieje się sporo. W smaku raczej bardzo stonowane nuty wcześniej wyczuwalne w aromacie - wanilia, ciemne suszone owoce, czekolada, choć paloność bardzo mocno idzie do przodu i dominuje w tym piwie, , lekko ziemiste, zadziwiająco też mało ciała jak na tej klasy trunek, alkohol mógłby być lepiej ukryty. Jak dla mnie zdecydowanie overhyped i jest mnóstwo lepszy innych piw, niżej stojących w rankingu.

4.9
CpyNPrnT (620) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Aroma is bourbon, taste is bourbon/coffee, chocolate masterpiece, finishes boozy with great bourbon flavor. Glad to have tried this amazing beer!

3.9
jhamp9 (1917) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Near black pour with a khaki head that fades to a ring. Oily lacing. Aroma is berries, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is berries, dark chocolate, char, molasses, toffee, vanilla, wood, and bourbon. Black coffee bitterness. Very fruity taste for a stout with no fruit. Medium slick body.

4.3
RRistow12 (918) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Tasted from draft. Pours black with white head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Mouthfeel is super thick, sticky, oily. Moderate to heavily sweet with mild to moderate bitterness. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla. Huge very well done BA stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
TimE (5992) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2017
Very dark brown color. Lots of dark fruit, roasted malt, oak, molasses in the nose. Low carbonation, tons of roasted malt, chocolate cake, bourbon, oak, amazingly smooth. Alcohol well hidden for the 14%. Excellent

3.8
Angelmonster (199) - Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2017
This is review of Dec. 2014 vintage. Pours a black, opaque body, head is paper thin and milk chocolate colored. Lacing was not really there and neither was head retention. Smell is complex, mix of port wine, maple syrup, whisky, and sweet wort. Hops arent present, and alcohol, for being 11%, isn’t overpowering. Taste is big on burnt malt, port wine, tobacco, charred oak, and finishes with some alcohol. Beer has a good amount of sweetness to balance all the other strong flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, kinda on the lighter side for an imperial stout. Wish head was around for longer, carbonation was sufficient. Overall beer was good, cant say I enjoyed it much more than the non barrel aged version. Solid nonetheless, too bad Dark horse doesnt distribute to Colorado.

4.1
luttonm (6549) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Chuck’s 85th, Seattle. Barrel Roller 2017. Darker tan ring foam, eggshell as SinH4 would say. Mostly black with some red light edges. Intriguing aroma of beer, in the pure and simple barley sense, and sticky fruity barrel flavors. Fruity banana bread, fruit cake, chalky cocoa impressions. Choco-banana candies from ex-Yu. Nicely bitter finish. Banana rather dominates, but in a fuller sense than esters alone. Bitter cocoa and simpler pure stout flavors. Really nice.

4
BeerandBlues2 (13638) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 15, 2017
Bottle received via trade with antronnnn. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention. Aroma is heavy roast and chocolate malt with light Bourbon and oak notes, leather, light earthy and woody hops and dark fruit, malt-derived. Flavor is heavy roast and chocolate malt, light earthy and woody hops and bitterness, leather, malt-derived dark fruits and a medium dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
blueshockey24 (615) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate bourbon with hints of caramel. Taste is sweet rich chocolate, bready and bourbon with a chocolate bready malt finish. Excellent beer.

4
DrunkSanta410 (965) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle at home. Thanks Mike. Pours black, coffee colored head. Aroma is licorice, cocoa, vanilla, oak and Bourbon. Smells nice. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, boozy Bourbon. Smooth. Thick mouthfeel, velvety. A very nice beer.


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