overall
100
99
style
RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1494) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
DWFAWB; Draft Poured festival style, black with a creamy frothy and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, alchol, coffee, chocolate, beans, vanilla and barrel. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting chocolate warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is silky, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (441) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
22 oz bottle split 3 ways. Pours a dark brown, damn near black. Two finger fluffy brown heads fades quickly and leaves a little lace. Aroma is full of bourbon and wet oak. Lots. Vanilla, dark fruit, anise and hints of char emerge. Taste is bourbon up front, sweetness in the back. In between the notes of roast/char...vanilla/oak...hints of creamy chocolate...bitter chocolate...anise...bitter coffee note. Solid beer, but finishes a bit thin for the ABV, letting the alcohol make itself present.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (3353) - GREECE - OCT 6, 2015
650ml bottle from trade with RobertDale. Thank you very much Bob! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Almost full silky creamy body with soft carbonation. Quite alcoholic finish after some hour in the glass

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (4335) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of Benzai. Pours a pitch black beer with a big brownish head on top. Aroma has massive bourbon, oak, caramel, nuts, molasses, sugar. Amazingly full, tasty and complex aroma. Flavour is sweet, boozy, loads of bourbon again. Woody presences, slightly boozy. Amazing full body, great complexity and overall just an amzing brew!! Wow!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle shared with MrHangover. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized thick dark brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, bourbon, chocolate, light vanilla. Taste malts, light roast, heavy bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, more chocolate, more bourbon, oak, moderately bitter with a sweet vanilla-chocolate-oak-bourbon touch. Perfect oily texture, full body, perfect soft yet suitable carbonation. Bloody hell this is awesome!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Bomber courtesy of Hackobock. Pours viscous pitch black with a creamy dark mocha head that doesnt leave much trace on the glass when dissipating. Smell is malty and tiny boozy with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, high quality dark chocolate, coffee dipped almond biscuits, toasted coconut, hazelnut and almond paste, Black Forest cake, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty. Mouthfeel is fat, soft, viscous, round, slightly roasted astringent, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt cookies, vanilla fudge, charred wood, luxurious dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, almond pastries, chocolate covered cherries, toasted coconut, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Just as huge, decadent and tasty as the base biscotti break but with an added bourbon complexity making this an even more intriguing and tasty brew than it already was.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to Darshan for the share. Aroma is cinnamon, chocolate syrup, cookie dough, and light coffee. Tastes like smooth bourbon, cinnamon, vanilla, and cookies. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Courtesy of Darshan

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate syrup molasses, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. Its a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. The finish has light-moderate maple syrup, light roasted malt, light bourbon, and a touch of oak. Its medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (4617) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. The aroma of this beer is quite divine, strong notes of cookie, vanilla and caramel. Taste is extermely rich and full, with cookie, vanilla, bourbon booze, caramel and some chocolate. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Thanks, Brian, for this one. Poured into snifter. Dark black body, brown head. Attractive. Aroma of rich cocoa, dark chocolate, bourbon, anise. Taste is rich and complex array of roasted malts but well balanced with sweetness, caramel, vanilla, liquorice. Very nice beer.


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