RATINGS: 713   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Release # 4 from bottle at a beer tasting. Dark black as night pour. Aroma is straight fresh ground black coffee. Reminds me of breakfast right away. I like my coffee like my women (big and bold) so this is right up my alley. Taste is just an onslaught of coffee with a nice hint of bourbon and vanilla and a little chocolate. Most barrel aged coffee stouts lose the coffee flavor and is masked by the bourbon and fall short. NOT this baby...it keeps on giving. EPIC keeps on surprising me. One of my favorite coffee stouts of all time for sure.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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)

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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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