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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Schwarzbier aged in Jameson Whiskey Barrels

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3.5
drjay44 (3826) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium thick, well retained, tiny bubbled, beige head, with moderate lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 30) body........nose is heavy roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, coffee tones, light toffee/caramel, brown sugar, hints of vanilla, mild whiskey tones, balance to the malts......taste is moderately sweet with toffee/caramel tones, brown sugar, cocoa, chocolate, light coffee from the roasted malts, slight vanilla, oak, whiskey notes,from the barrel, finishing slightly drier, with mild bitterness.....mouth feel, medium light body, mild alcohol, moderate carbonation. This is an enjoyable, complex beer in both aroma and flavor. It really misses the style of Schwartzbier that is is supposed to be, but the whiskey barrel aging utterly changes the true style which is to a Specialty Barred Aged. Rating as a Specialty Barrel below because of the very light Schwartzbier contribution. BJCP 7/3/9/4/6

3.8
ajnepple (7052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Draft at Tap & Burger Sloan's Lake. Brown colored appearance with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, oak, caramel/toffee, mild toasted malt and light whiskey spice. Similar flavor, smooth and moderately sweet with a light bittering balance. Medium to full body with a smooth feel and a balanced finish. Overall, it's rich, dark and malty with nice barrel-aged complexities.

3.8
MrTipple (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Whiskey, oak, caramel, chocolate, cacao, dark, toasted malts. Clear, very dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark chocolate, cacao, sweet, dark, toasted malts, dark molasses, more whiskey, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice BA Schwarzbier, rich and complex. Keg at taproom, Denver.

5
abova21 (2) - Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2017 does not count
caramel, roasty, earthy, smoke, woody, smoke, earthy, minimal head, medium bitterness, full body, slick feel, astringent,

3.4
wchesser (2140) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Dark brown, thin. Nose is caramel malts, sweet whiskey, some booze. Taste is malty, sweet, with hot finish. Pretty unbalanced and hot.

3.5
coachd (927) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Aroma of whiskey and black licorice. Very dark brown with no head. Tastes smooth, hence the name with no booze burn. Like a dense slick black lager. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
thorongil2 (3422) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
(Tap) clear, dark Amber colour with a small, brown, head; aroma of roast, chocolate liqeour, toffee; intense, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.8
Dogbrick (13748) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Sample at the Great Divide Barrel Bar. Dark brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, malt and coffee. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, oaky whiskey, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is roasty with a subtle whiskey and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
On tap at The Source. Pour is deep black with a small tan head and minimal lacing. Smoky, cocoa, bready, caramel, brown sugar, light spice and pie crust in the aroma. Taste is smoky, brown sugar, cinnamon, spice, graham crackers, and bread with a smooth finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Cool beer.

3.5
Joakgust (1487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Tap. Clear amber dark brown beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate and roasted nuts. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate and roasted nuts. Sweet.


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