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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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Aroma- massive bourbon, espresso, cocoa, marshmallow Appearance- pitch black with a thin dark brown head Taste- black coffee, cream, bourbon, tobacco, some roasted notes, nice blend of flavors on the finish Palate- full-bodied, viscous and wonderful Overall- Absolutely exquisite. As close to KBS as I’ve ever had. Fantastic brew that I will be seeking out again.


4.1
kaserov (880) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2017
11,9%. Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (cremosa y de buena retención). Carbonatación mínima. Textura cremosa. Aroma a malta torrefacta, café puro frío, chocolate, vainilla, ligero toque de licor. En boca entra ligeramente dulce y torrefacta, con mucho café y chocolate, vainilla, y reminiscencias de whisky. Final ligeramente amargo, cafetoso y algo licoroso. Barrica sutil y cerveza sutil. No esperaba mucho cuando la abrí pero me pasó por encima. Casi termino la botella de 65 cl., sin verdadero esfuerzo.

3.5
jonas (7749) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle. Awesome dark chocolate aroma, Ethiopian coffee, light Christmas spices. Darkest brown, brown lace. Medium full dry, licorice and chocolate. Very dry on the palate. Licorice coffee finish.

4.2
Johnstledger8 (1246) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black with a fading light brown foamy head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, caramel, vanilla. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, toffee, caramel, treacle, maple syrup. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.1
alobar (3863) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Pours tar black with aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and hint of bourbon. Big beer with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and touch of alcohol. Great beer!

4
BuckeyeBoy (8182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2017
22-ounce bottle pours out black topped with a small-town head. Nose is big coffee milk chocolate roast malts more coffee. Taste is more of the nice rich roast malts coffee Chocolat some of vanilla maybe. This is one of the best beers epic makes always spot on.

4
joergen (28757) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2017
Draught at Bottlecraft. Black colored with notes medium sized beige head. Roasted, bourbon, oak aroma of chocolate with notes of dried fruits. Roasted flavor of chocolate, dried fruits and bourbon with notes of chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.7
weihenweizen (3991) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, thick body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, coffee, some bourbon, a little oak, and slightly dry finish.

4
tapefuzz (710) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2017
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of booziness. Taste is similar - huge amounts coffee and chocolate - but with a more developed whiskey presence. Full body. Soft carbonation. Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
rejtable (2809) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle from John. Coffee chocolate espresso, sulfur. Taste big bitter big sweet. Creamy body lively carbonation.

4.3
JefVerstraete (3516) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Pitch black colour, brown foam. Sweet, syrupy with lots of coffee and hints of vanilla and bourbon. Nice sipper.


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