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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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 Mens 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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12491) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
Pours completely black with a small, creamy, brown head. Fizzes into a thin film rather quickly. Aroma is sweet, lots of bourbon. Oak tannins, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Medium to low carbonation, lovely velvety and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is very bourbon-centred. Dry, ashy, roasted malts. Dark chocolate and light coffee notes. Long, lingering, bitter and rather ashy finish. It is good, but there are certainly better Imperial Stouts out there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka (thanks!). Poured a dark black with a smaller sized brown head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, light roast, raisins and some plums. Tastes of oak, vanilla, some chocolate, light bourbon, and roasty. The bourbon was stronger in the aromas whereas the wood/oak was stronger in the tastes. Some alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (12034) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
pitch dark, small, smooth light brown head. cocoa, roasted grains, bouron, well balanced aroma , flavor is roasted stuff, licorice, well composed bitterness, bouron. great taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11761) - Sborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Fruits, liqourice, cocoa, alcohol and spices in the aroma. Flavour is light "old". Ripe fruits and dust. Alcohol, cocoa and chocolate. Light roast. Medium bodied. Is a bit unbalanced. Ends on a ligt roasted note.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"near black pour, heavy aroma of chocolate, bourbon and licorice. thin feel, but super smooth. Full Sail barreled beers seem to lack depth of the elite ones, but this is still pretty dang tasty. better than the barreled impy porter (which fell short of the "regular" version). sweet boozy flavor w/o being hot."

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (11324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, vanilla and oak. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with and long warm, oak, vanilla and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (11041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle from homebrewcolin. Black pour wtih a thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon and then some more bourbon, followed by more bourbon!! I also get hints of christmas pudding and spices. Flavor is full of bourbon, chocolate, dates, figs, molasses and some liquor soaked raisins. I love these types of beers and this one is awesome. I would like more please!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (11030) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Just when I thought I was completely "bourbon-barrel-imperial-stouted-out," this stuff comes along and blows me away! Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The aroma is a whirlpool of chocolate, sour mash, vanilla and oak which creates a wonderful coconut-like fragrance. Each sip offers deep, complex flavors of vanilla, caramel, bourbon and milk chocolate with an undercurrent of all things burnt, bitter and tangy. Alcohol is evident, but not overpowering. Full-bodied and chewy with lively carbonation. Another world class effort from the folks at Full Sail! Thanks go out to CaptainCougar for the bottle!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Name: Black Gold Imperial Stout, BA
Date: November 21, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet bourbon and dark chocolate aroma, oak and vanilla
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, big dose of bourbon, vanilla sweetness, touch of caramel, light oak

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Black Gold Imperial Stout 2011, BA
Date: April 08, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: rich sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma, vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich bourbon flavor, lots of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and vanilla sweetness

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
De botella. Pitch blackcolour, nice light brown head. Sweet roasted malt, caramel, vanilla dark fruity aroma, quite pleasant. Good filling mouthfeel. Roasted malt and dark fruit in the sweet flavour with vanilla, wood, chocolate and coffee lasting well in to the finish. Great tasty brew indeed.


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