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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in 15 year old single use Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts compliment the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in gentle embrace of Bourbon Barrel aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave and then she’s gone.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row, Roast Barley, Crystal-60, Chocolate, & Carafa-2 malts with Flaked Oats and Magnum, Wilamette & Cascade hops. 9.5% ABV
2015 release 14.5% abv

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4.1
SinH4 (4706) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
Tap. Darkest brown color with beige head. Aroma is bourbon wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla caramel, alcohol burn. Medium carbonation, surprisingly light for 14.5%. Very good.

3.8
JaBier (7806) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, roast and bourbon. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a boozy bourbon finish.

4
PhillyCraft (7074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle from peter, ultra deep and dark black color with a smaller beige head. Notes are super rich and luxurious with some dark chocolate, bourbon, fudge, vanilla bean, and rich malting. Warming in the mouth. Great sipper on a cold night.

4.5
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Chocolate aroma, fruity, woody, vanilla notes, cacao nibs, figs, caramel, tar and licorice notes, licorice, tiny hops. Chocolate flavor, caramel, woody, whisky, vanilla notes, spicy, licorice, bourbon, well hidden alcohol for the abv. Wonderful beer!

4.3
Imaena (2315) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle 2016. 14.5% This is a big bourbon beast with lots of roasted malt and molasses sweetness. Delicious in every way.

4.1
Svartvit (512) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours black with a small tan head. Full of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate sweet goodness. A bit of spicyness. Taste is full of sweet goodness with a nice roast bitter. Full body, low carbonation.

4.2
sjogro (3917) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Shared bottle at kermis’. Black with tan head. Sweet roasted dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Big deep and beautiful. Bit boozy. Big sweet and light bitter. Full body, soft carbonation. Smooth feel, strong bourbon notes. Bourbon choco finish.

4.2
IndianaRed (4540) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2016
On Tap at the 2016 "Black Friday" event at Payette Brewing. Thick inky black. Big sweet dark roast malt aromas with lots of bourbon character. the flavors as well, very big and smooth and rich. I now its a big beer but would not have guessed so high as 14.5 Excellent.

5
reinmogard (2) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2016 does not count
Aroma is out of this world. Not sure if I want to drink, or just sniff. Intoxicating aroma. Very prominent bourbon barrel influence and tobacco. I thought 2015 was good, the 2016 edition is out of this world. Enjoy it if you can get it.

4.2
olio (10159) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2016
65 cl bottle (black wax). 2015 vintage.
Pours jet black color with a small beige head. Aroma is quite intoxicating with vanilla and strong bourbon, cocoa, chocolate, licorice and subtle hops, slightly vinous too. Flavor is strong vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, licorice, cocoa. Balance is excellent, slightly oily texture. Brilliant.
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