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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
22oz bottle. Batch #8 (Sept. 12 release). Poured into my brand new Hardywood snifter. This beer just hesitantly glugs out of the bottle. This is an ber thick coal black beer. Sits in the glass nicely. A small mocha head rests atop. Great spotty lace left behind, reminding me of what was. The aroma just smacks of fresh coffee. Big roasted coffee bean scent, chocolate powder, some booze quality. Really a nice inviting aroma. Wonderful creamy feel that just envelopes the palate like a warm blanket. Subtle carbonation never forces itself. Smooth finish. This is one of the heavier beers Ive had in quite some time. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Did I mention the coffee? This is one of the most potent coffee-forward beers I have ever had. This would wake up a dead man. Huge roasted flavors abound. Subtle sweetness of cocoa nibs and chocolate chips. Mild oak-like character gives it s a slight dry aftertaste. The whiskey isnt as prominent as I expected. I had hoped for more of a bourbon kick, but with this batch, there is none. This sort of muddles out at the end, and just finishes with more coffee. Im not sure what I think of this. I guess I expected a more balanced barreled beer, but this is a one-trick pony: a straight up coffee beer. I normally like that style, but this just seemed too much overkill. I dont think Id revisit this batch again. Glad I tried it, but holy crap was this rich.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopper8 (73) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2017
This is a great imperial stout. The bourbon is really balanced into the beer, but the coffee disappears from sip to sip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (9156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Low fluffy creamy lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Cramy roasted malt coffee caramel vanilla aroma. Mild coffee cocoa roasted malt caramel vanilla flavor. Fair amount of hops bitterness. Long coffee finish. Very well balanced and the alcohol is nicely hidden by the sweetness of the beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (1875) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Z notatek: Najlepszy RIS wieczoru. Wspaniała kawa, czekolada, likier kawowy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1654) - 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)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeymike (47) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (269) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9755) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5546) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1419) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (761) - 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.


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