RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
2011: Imperial version of Twilight of the Idols brewed with coffee and spices, aged in Bourbon Barrels. ABV varies by vintage.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beernbourbon (1588) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle shared by Peter at STL RB gathering, thanks man!! Usually at the long drawn out beer tastings, the beers that get opened towards the end tend to lose their edge and are less memorable for me. Wow did this one change my mind about that. Pour is deep, dark , cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are loaded with deep roasty malt, faint raisins, faint earthy spice, a touch of hay and a smooth rounded coffee note. This beer is so smooth and so well balanced. Again, I do love this brewery. Not sure if its their yeast, their style, or what. But all of their beers have an extra layer of depth that adds an indescribable earthy, rounded, spice note that I cannot get enough of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (10069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2017
500 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Nine Giant crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big honey sweetness, chocolate, light roast, bourbon, wood, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, great mouthfeel and body, solid beer as usual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6267) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a deep brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coffee with some bourbon notes and nice vanilla notes. Taste is a complex and rich mix of nice vanilla notes with bourbon and rich black chocolate notes and a sweet honey-laced finish. Body is full with deep oily texture and good carbonation with hints of warming alcohol notes. Very rich porter but a bit too much honey for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (3100) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2017
500 ml bottle from an IP trade in NYC. Bottle date unreadable, probably relatively fresh. Pours pitch black with a brown head, fairly short retention. Aromas: from the glass its not very strong, a bit woody, sweet, honey-ish, light vanilla and chocolate. Retronasal its stronger, wood, chocolate, sweetness, vanilla, nicely balanced. Flavor is sweet, cocoa, light roast. Alcohol feel is quite strong, warming. Over medium bodied. Long finish with chocolate, light roast and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux (1485) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2017
Poured from bottle 2015 vintage thanks Willrunforbeer blackish cola with nice lacing and a mocha head. Aromas of roasted chocolate coffee vanilla caramel and bourbon. Taste is rich creamy luscious mouthfeel caramel vanilla coffee and a nice alcohol finish. Well crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4691) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Aroma of licorice, booze, honey and cream. Taste has lots of honey, licorice, creamy chocolate, coffee and caramel. Bourbon is subtle, but present. Very balanced and tasty, but more bourbon flavor would make it better, expected even more from this. (perhaps thats the problem)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. HFD #11 Niezwykle gęste, wyklejające, słodkie. Bourbon, wanilia, czekolada, genialny aromat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (1272) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2017
2016 vintage, cracked during Trumps inauguration. This is phenomenally well made. The mouthfeel is full and rich, which brings out the chocolate flavors from the malts and the added coffee, and the bourbon barrel aging adds some aroma and bite without overpowering everything else. Extremely complex, with the porter sweetness, the hop bite, the bourbon aroma, and the spices all coming together to make one mighty fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1548) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Pours a dark brown with carbonated dark brown head. A strong bourbon, coffee, oak and vanilla aroma. A strong flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, liquorice, and vanilla. A lingering dark alcohol and chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (311) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Apparence : Presque noire au versement, beau col trs fonc, crmeux, bonne rtention, lgre dentelle.
Nez : Dabord, les grains rtis. Par la suite, on rajoute de la vanille, des notes de chocolat et de caf.
Got : Chocolat, vanille, malt grill, alcool, sucre brl. Pratiquement toutes les notes du fut de bourbon qui partent et reviennent allgrement.
Sensation : Corps moyen-plus, crmeuse, lger piquant, belle chaleur en gorge.
Bref : Tout est jou dans lquilibre, rien dans lexcs. Cette bire est excessivement marque par ce que le fut de bourbon apporte habituellement une Stout : du chocolat, de la vanille, un caramel bien grill, un ct bois coupant dans le sucre rsiduel; beaucoup moins par ses additifs, soit le caf et le miel. Cest bon, cest intense, jamais trop sucr. Trs belle surprise aprs la mini dception quavait reprsent la Twilight of the Idols. Dfaut? Manque un punch peut-tre?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LouisP (417) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Une bire noire sans grande effervescence ni carbonatation. Au nez, on dnote un ct sucr, avec du sucre dorge notamment, de mme que laspect torrfi du caf utilis pour brasser la bire. En bouche, on a vraiment limpression davoir affaire avec une bire bien complexe. On remarque dabord le caf, avec son got torrfi mais pas trop intense. Ensuite, on note les gots plus classiques de la porter avec mlasse et sucre dorge. Enfin le ct plus bois est prsent, avec une impression de sirop drable intressante que lon associe au bourbon. Bref, une bire complexe, bien faite. 4

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