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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BubOhioBeer (3) - - AUG 15, 2012 does not count
The beer is pitch black. Smells of cocoa and booze. Heavy chocolate from the cocoa nibs. Perfect carbonation delivers a buttery alcohol blast. ---Rated via @BubOhioBeer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeralKween (8) - - NOV 3, 2012 does not count
Espresso aroma, pours a thick black color, no head, beer sticks to the glass. Mostly coffee flavor and chocolate. Excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shag (2848) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Are you kidding me? Are you f-n kidding me? This beer is the most epic beer of all beers. A pitch black color with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate, espresso, caramel, and vanilla. The flavor is perfectly balanced with some german chocolate cake, espresso, coffee, and caramel. The aftertaste is somewhat sweet but the bitterness from the coffee balances everything. Is it sacrelig to say better than Dark Lord or Expedition? This beer probably is!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lafleur48 (2) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
chocolate, roasty, coffee, heavy, savory, full body, the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate, higher ABV without affecting the flavor; best stout I have had to date

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cfour (1) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Awesome. Cant wait for the other five bottles I have to age a bit. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickReallyBrew (93) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 This beer is an explosion if flavor. It pours thick and looks like motor oil. It could be a sipping beer but I found myself guzzling it because it tastes so darn good. Reminds me of some mighty fine imperial stouts that are aged in Whiskey barrels. Dont need the whiskey barrel. This brew stands in its own. Definitely a powerful brew. Drink a bomber if this and go to bed!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Savage_Night (434) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Pours black with a large brown head with excellent retention that slowly dissipates to a frothy cap. AROMA: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. TASTE: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, hop spice, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, phenols, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, nuts, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. AFTER TASTE: dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, herbal, hop spice and spice with a rich thick boozy finish. Release #50 at 12.6% avg.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulldogops (2321) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Rating #2141 - 2015.10.31 - Black as the belt of a bible thumping Albertan in a karate class, with a weak tan head that caps nicely. Aroma is heavy roast malt and dark roast coffee, molasses. Huge cocoa, espresso notes, Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, pronounced sweetness, well bittered. J.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Both bourbon barrel and coffee stouts are among my favorite styles. This one merges them to perfection in my opinion. Im not sure why this beer hasnt garnered more attention. I think it definitely deserves it. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys these styles and I will absolutely be seeking more out myself if/when given the opportunity. Fantastic!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxwelldeux (4358) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick and almost-black color with effectively no head. Strong coffee notes to the nose that arent harsh at all - just inviting. Taste has some amazing chocolate and coffee tastes to it, and just feels so smooth. AMAZING beer.


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