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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s Big, it’s Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans. Each season’s release uses a different dark roasted coffee.

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%

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4.4
Wordsworth (166) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2015
2015 bomber poured into snifter. Pours black as night with a thin white heat that dissipates into a soapy collar. Thin, webby lacing follows the liquid down the glass. A delicate nose of coffee, chocolate and bourbon prelude a huge palate of rich bourbon, fresh coffee, chocolate, molasses, oak and dark fruit. Slick, medium mouthfeel and light carbonation. The finish is medium and dominated by coffee. Almost no char taste typical in an imp stout. A very good, very big beer that comes out of the bottle kicking ass and taking names.

4.4
Dal9000 (669) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Release #56. Pours black with a thick tan whipped cream head. Initial aroma of coffee and chocolate. Initial blast of coffee that finishes with a sweet silky fresh brewed "perfect" coffee expresso. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.5
AcctError304011 (59) - - DEC 1, 2015
Pours black as 2 in the morning with a baige head. Smell is a shite load of coffee and booze. Taste is coffee bourbon and a bit of dry fruit. Super smooth for the abv. Bid bad ass beer awesome.

4.1
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Who’s afraid of the big bad baptist? Big coffee and dark chocolate with a bit of caramel and bourbon. Rich and smooth.

3.4
rollsrace (86) - - NOV 30, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2016 Release #56 11.9% strong coffee start. Very boozy. Has some bourbon notes. Smooth finish with bitter aftertaste. Some chocolate notes too. Worth the price. Second bottle makes me lower the scores. This time it was very strong coffee with very bitter aftertaste and barely no whiskey notes.

4.3
gkeh (486) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Release #55, 12.7 ABV. Pour is jet black, very mildly carbonated with a dark tan head. Aroma is oak, whiskey, coffee, vanilla, coconut, cocoa. Full bodied, taste is much like the aroma, with a slight alcohol burn. Delicious.

3.8
toxichop (598) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours completely black with a one finger brown head. Smells of alcohol, whiskey, fudge, light on coffee, some molasses, and dark chocolate. Taste is a mix of whiskey, chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Finishes warm with a hint of soy in the end. Medium body, silky with noticeable but low carbonation. Nice BA stout, but wanted more from the coffee.

4.9
colui72 (1101) - HONG KONG - NOV 26, 2015
Paradise juice! Motor oil black with a beige head. Aroma of strong wood and dark malts. Taste of vanilla, coffee, wood, chocolate. The 12,5% can’t be noted. Too good!

3.8
AlmostHome (70) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Draught in warm glass. Love this. Very dark. Great dark beer with very nice head. Dwfintely would get again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
SG111 (2034) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Release #59, bottled 10/09/15, and clocking in at 12.3%. Pours pitch black, nice tan head. Aroma is freshly ground coffee. I feel like I’m walking by 50 different varieties of coffee beans at Whole foods with this aroma. Chocolate is prominent, and some whiskey but it’s mild. I’m somewhat congested at the moment, but as it warms, I finally get that whiskey-aged noted. Flavor is way more whiskey-heavy, chocolate is so prominent, that coffee bitterness absolutely pops as well. Very well-done.


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