RATINGS: 710   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Draft: Pours almost black with a small tan head. The aroma is dominated by cocoa and coffee. The taste takes the cocoa and adds the warmth of vanilla probably from the bourbon barrels. The finish is a bit astringent possibly due to the high alcohol content. The beer feels lighter tha I would expect and I would say the mouthfeel is medium. This is a good beer in a category with so many great beers, something I would have again but not search out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1651) - CANADA - JAN 15, 2017
Appearance: opaque black with two fingers of fine dark beige head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: boozy, chocolate, roasty malt, coffee, dried fruit and red berries, hint of oak whiskey barrel. (9/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: full viscid body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and warming finish. (5/5) Boo-yah! Thats how I like my beers - big and bad(-assed). Starts off smelling like a boozy chocolate milkshake, but then the almost-milky chocolate fades slightly, to be overtaken by coffee and whiskey-soaked dried berries. The ABV is impressive, contributing smooth heat with no hint of solvent or sharpness. (17/20)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeymike (40) - Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2017
22oz bomber. Pours motor oil black with a one finger mocha head that rapidly dissipates. Aroma is strong coffee with chocolate and whiskey notes. Taste is coffee and whiskey in the front, followed by a very delicious lingering chocolate note. The chocolate stays with you for quite some time. Mouthfeel is oily, but not overbearing with a full body. Overall, a killer BA coffee stout worthy of a chase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (268) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Lots of dark, fresh ground coffee in the nose, followed by coffee, and a faint booziness. Low carbonation, smooth and velvety on the palate. Loads and loads of coffee, roast, some dark cocoa powder, and a little bourbon. Finishes with a ton of coffee. The abv is well hidden, and a tasty brew overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle shared at game night. Velvety, nearly black, with a finely bubbled brown head. Beautiful balance between barrel, cocoa, and spice, with undertones of coconut, vanilla, and licorice. Creamy smooth, rounded and not at all boozy. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5538) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2016
On tap this is one ass kickin beer, fer sure. Big & black, large & incharge. Mild impy stout nose. Some coffee, bitter dark burned charred wood. Some bitter chocolaty comes thru too. Strong personality. No carbonation is detected. So rude & crude is this style, hehehehehh, thanks for the chance to try it, yeaH!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1409) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. A strong dark alcohol and roasted malt aroma. A heavy body with coffee, chocolate, grains, roasted malts and dark alcohol taste. A burning dark alcohol, chocolate and roasted malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (750) - MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee and alcohol. Taste is bitter with low sweetness. Robust bodied, dense and with a nice strong roasted character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (1054) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. Opaque dark brown, minimal creamy brown head. Musky aromas of roasted malts, bourbon, coffee, brown sugar. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Thick and oily. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Heavy and boozy roasted flavors into a stinging bourbon finish. Crushingly heavy and harsh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Filter coffee, dark chocolate, pralines, moist cacao, intense whiskey barrels. Black, small, frothy, dark beige head. Medium sweet. More intense chocolate, dark, rich, sweet malts, coffee, dry, bitter chocolate continuing, soft carbonation, full bodied, more bittersweet chocolate and coffee, whiskey barrels. Beautiful Imperial Stout, immensely complex and rich throughout. Bottle from Discount Liquor, Milwaukee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (692) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2016
22oz bottle shared. Mega imperial stout. Intense, complex - all around rocking beer

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