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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hearty brew that is black as night with a strong roasted malt character and a full body. After its initial release in January 2010, our Imperial Stout was aged for a full year in Bourbon casks from Kentucky. This extended aging presents hints vanilla and oak. This, combined with the robust character of the Imperial Stout make for a smooth, wonderful taste experience. A hearty cellar beer. Very Limited Availability - 22oz Bottles and Draught. Black Gold was named one of "the best" barrel aged beers in the US by Men’s Journal and took home a silver medal at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival® in the Wood and Barrel Aged Strong beer category).

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3.7
PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark-chocolate color with ruby glints at edges. Light-brown, yellowish head. Aroma is dark-roast coffee, bark, bourbon, vanilla, some BBQ sauce. Medium body with moderate but distinct and coarse carbonation. Saturated, dry feel. Flavor is dark, burnt toast, some dark woody coffee, slightly medicinal (in a sappy, Earthy way). Vanilla/bourbon is more subdued here. Herbal hops. A roasty, affordable bourbon-barrel stout, not over-the-top with the bourbon, but slight medicinal notes are a detractor.

4
Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Dont sleep on Full Sail. It may be easy to get but damn is it tasty. Tons or rich cocoa, bourbon, brownies, vanilla, and rich nutty malts. Taste is moderately sweet with a nice balancing boozyness from the bourbon. Well done! Why did I used to trade for BBA Imp stouts when beers like this rot on the shelves. That was so 2012 of me.

3.9
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2014
terrible label, great beer. ok, this was brownie batter good. Love it, good thick bosy and good caramel molasses flavors without being cloying.

4
Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Trade with Hannont. Thanks Todd. 2009 Vintage. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Coffee, roast, nuts, chocolate, dark fruit and cookies. Smooth and soft. Good stuff!

3.7
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2014
65cl, Vintage 2014, at 9.84%Vol, as Full Sail Imperial Stout ’Bourbon Barrel Aged’, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Hans for bringing this over!, complex Stout, alcoholic/roasted and slightly woody/spicy/sweet, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!

4
dfinney23 (3271) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Thick and rich with a nice balance of bourbon vanilla and oak with bittersweet coffee and roasted coffee.

3.7
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 12, 2014
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 10/11/14. Beer from Total Wine Dallas, TX. Beer pours to a black rich color with a strong note of bourbon. The bourbon is a little overwhelming to me & isn't as balanced as I would like in a bourbon stout. I will cellar this one for a year or two and see how it is then. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014
Beige head dark pour mild carbonation aromas woody liquorice vanilla bourbon noted stewed fruits dark malted chocolate roast coffee the flavours medium strong bitter bourbon dark chocolate raisin plums woody note caramel good body not highly rich smooth lovely bourbon oak touches vanilla taste the finish good bourbon and oak dark malt lovely sweetness bitter finish body is a plus top class imperial

4.1
CardsFan25 (95) - - OCT 3, 2014
Black pour with almost no head. Oak, vanilla, and bourbon on the aroma. Similar in taste with the bourbon starting very subtle and slowly comes in stonger but still smooth.

3.8
MacBoost (1898) - Victor, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Nearly black pour, no head. Aromas of marshmallow, oak, roast, light vanilla. Taste is semi dry and bitter. Not hot at all. Bourbon character is present but kept in check. Some light hoppy notes. Thin mouthfeel. Low carb, highly chuggable. Finished with toasted marshmallow and some barrel notes. Decent, but pricey for what it is.


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