RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
Its Big, its Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

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

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (11233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle 650ml @ geokkjer
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours black with tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, coffee, cocoa, coconut, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, coconut and roasted finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Big and bad. Great aromas and flavors of roasted malt, oak, bourbon, coffee and cocoa. Smooth and full. Nice dark color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BroadestTom (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty, Appearance black, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, full body, soft carbonation, Overall a nice chocolate forward beer with some roasted notes and a touch of bourbon. The 12.7% is very well hidden. A great well balanced stout that I would suggest to a friend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevinReddirt (128) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 Oh my, where did this one come from? Imperial stouts are a personal favorite and I think this is the best so far. Purchased at my first buying venture at Total Wine in Plano. It pours into my snifter the usual very nice black body and a long lasting brown top. It has a nose of dark chocolate and cherries. The taste, oh yeah, is chocolate, some caramel sweetness, a hint of licorice, raisins and a wraparound strong bitterness. The label says Release #76 and 13.0%ALC. I guess I got a good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (1101) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 22, 2017
A ridiculous imperial stout in a bomber from a liquor store in Vegas. Pours a rich black with a medium-short head. Flavors are dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate Reese's, and malted milk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brandon1989 (619) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Pours a dark black with a thin khaki head. The aroma is strong coffee, espresso, sweet mile chocolate. The flavor is the same as the aroma. A beautiful beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
peponi (1760) - Hannover, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Aroma: coffee, roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, cocoa, barrel notes, vanilla. Appearance: jetblack and creamy head. Taste: vanilla and barrel, roasted dark malts, coffee, cocoa, warming alcohol, smoky, semi-dry. Palate: full body and medium carbonation, roasted and vanilla finish. Overall: Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1403) - Bled/SF, - JAN 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2017 From 0.65l bottle with 12.7%abv.: Pours black oily, opaque, with creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted grain, malts, vanillin, coffee, cacao nibs, ash, sherry-like bourbon. Flavor just follows: roasted grAin, intense (dark) malts with notes of toasted toffe, espresso, bitter&milk chocolate, hint of cacao, vanillin, bourbon. Alcohol warmth is noticeable, finish is dry. Body thick, texture velvetly, carbonation is low. A masterpiece. For 11$ is hard to get better imperial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1685) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Pours a dark brown almost black color with a chocolate and boozy aroma. Taste is warming, coffee, espresso, with a good boozy burn in the chest after the swallow. A light medicine flavor in the end but overall nice. Made with Dark Horse coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper8 (126) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2017
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 This is a great imperial stout. The bourbon is really balanced into the beer, but the coffee disappears from sip to sip.

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