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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Coffee Stout using Dark Matter Coffee aged in a Heaven Hill Bourbon barrel for 10 months.

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4.1
kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Really good. Sweet and the booze is well hidden with vanilla coffee and some cocoa flavors. Had on tap at their Balmoral Taproom

3.8
phaleslu (10893) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours an opaque dark brown, near black, with virtually no head. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, a little oak, coffee with cream, and I also got some odd cherry and chili notes. Maybe I had residue in my glass from other beers. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Lighter-bodied than I’d want in a typical impy stout. Not bad, though.

3.7
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Sampled at FoBAB 2010. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coffee. Slight alcohol sting. Flavor is mostly bourbon up front, with chocolate and roast. A bit of coffee and creme. Thick, luscious mouthfeel. i’d like to spend some time with this one outside of the festival setting.

3.6
SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
Tap at fobab. sweet doughy , creamy, milk chocolate. creamy tasting bourbon and vanilla, with a slightly thinned out bod. dry. good not great.

3.5
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Sampled at FoBAB 2010 (Chicago, IL). Pours a roasty brownish hue, huge cakey light brown chocolate milk head. Laces well. Aromas are rye, roasty malts, sweet cocoa and toffee, creamy body, some bourbon and oak, sour twang. Initial is roasty and spirit ridden, bourbon and toasty malts, sour vinegar, acrid. Roast and big sweet toffee. Finish is sweet, mellow caramel and rye, vanilla, cocoa, and an out of kilter twang.. Meh.. I didn’t love Big Hugs, but this came with some good and some bad.. Better than I had expected, but still something was off

3.4
holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sampled at FOBAB ’10. Pours a black color with a beige tan head. Ashy nose of caramel and cream. Chocolate coffee malt flavors with some hops and chocolate in the finish. Not bad, but I think it was better before it saw the barrel. 7/3/7/3/14

3.2
User29624 (1687) - - NOV 21, 2010
FoBAB. I also preferred the regular Big Hugs. Pours black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, funk, and oak. Actually seemed a little thin and the bourbon didn’t blend well.


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