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RATINGS: 723   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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4.3
yngwie (17101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle, 22oz, shared by bergstaden. A black beer with a dense light tan head. The aroma has lots of coffee and alcohol, with cocoa, coconut and roasted malts. Dark sugars. Some burnt hints. It’s full-bodied, warming and smooth on the palate, with flavors of cocoa, coconut, roasted malts and some burnt malts and dark sugar. Lasting finish, sure on the sweet side, with roasted malts, a burnt touch and cocoa, coconut and a licorice touch. Sure a delicious one, complex, rather difficult to describe, but delicious. 170311

3.9
Geokkjer (7640) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of coffee, hay, some roasted notes, charcoal, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, coffee, chocolate, warming alcohol and coco. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.1
Meilby (11525) - 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.

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kevinator (2413) - 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.

4.2
BroadestTom (446) - 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.

4.4
KevinReddirt (196) - 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.

4.2
BeerFanDan17 (1121) - 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

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peponi (1922) - 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.

4.4
klm1 (1729) - 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.

3.3
Barreras (1689) - 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.


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