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RATINGS: 742   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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3.6
ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is cocoa and dark roast coffee, creamy and sweet with dark roasty notes. Taste is rich chocolate and coffee, roasty malt, a lot of chocolate and dark roast coffee. Comes off a little strong, would like to see a little more of the underlying beer come through but still a tasty stout.

3.9
NikkTwist (3219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque dark brown/black pour that with soft khaki foam and lace. Smooth silky dark roasty flavors. French roast coffee. Cocoa nibs. Toasted nuts. Hints of liquorice, charcoal and very dark berries. The bourbon blends very well with the base stout. Much impressed.

4.6
drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Really good. Aroma is roasted barley, burnt toast, cocoa, coffee. Flavor’s like nose,, more sweet than bitter, perfect carbonation, great finish. Excellent body. Not much sign of the alcohol.

3.6
SteveOrz85 (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle reads 11.5%. Big bottle. Served in tulip glass. Beer is very dark in color. Light tan head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is malty with some coaco. Taste is lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Coffee brings some acidity. Medium bodied beer with lighter carbonation. Reasonably smooth. Over all pretty good bud bourbon barrel character is a little faint.

3.7
Fujimo2000 (167) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Pours dark brown/black with bourbon aroma. Definite bourbon but the finish was not as smooth as I was hoping. Too much alcohol for me.

4
rayaron (1836) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting Tom’s place. Thanks DSG. Opaque brown with brown head. The aroma has lots of coffee, cocoa, wood, some whiskey, vanilla and coconut. The flavor has notes of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, wood, whiskey, some spiciness, black pepper, a bit hot, bitterish and sweetish, alcoholic warmth. Full-bodied. Very rich, excellent.

4.1
zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks DSG. Brown black with a tan head. Splendid aroma of coffee, cocoa, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla and wood. Starts sweet, coffee, cocoa, caramel, chocolate, prunes, whisky, oak, vanilla, soy, black pepper, finish is burnt malt and bitter. Full bodied, smooth and oily. Great.

3.9
PhillyCraft (7221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Draft at Epic, pours deep black with small khaki head. Nose is big on roasted coffee bean, dark cacao, roasted malt, and whiskey. Flavor most of the same. Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Solid

4.1
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting Tom L’s place. Release #5. 12.7%. Black with a tan head. Great aroma of roast, lots of chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, wood, cookie, some coffee beans. Sweet flavor with chocolate, cocoa, caramel, whiskey, coffee, vanilla, roast, light spicy note. Full-bodied, rounded. Really great stuff.

4.2
zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, green coffee, whiskey, flavor of coffee, cocoa, wood, whiskey, malt richness, medium to full bodied, amazing


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