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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2011: Imperial version of Twilight of the Idols brewed with coffee and spices, aged in Bourbon Barrels. ABV varies by vintage.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
500 ml bottle shared by cosmicevan. Served in a HF wine glass. A: Pours an opaque deep brown color with some clearer edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. A few splotches of lace are left down the glass. S: Smooth bourbon up front with a ton of fudge. Heavily roasted malts with a light chocolate sweetness. Besides the smoothness and lightness of the bourbon the barrel isnt all that noticeable. T: The taste just took on a complexity that wasnt found in the nose. The smoothness of the bourbon carried over and blended wonderfully with some ground coffee beans and espresso notes. The bourbon took a sweeter turn mid palate and balanced the heavy roasted malt body. A little oak barrel shows up and blend nicely with a rich and lush chocolate on the finish. M: Low carbonation here with a medium to light body. For hour luscious the taste was I would have liked a little more body to this. O: Absolutely delicious. I like Twilight of the Idols, but I like this even more. If they would beef up the gravity a bit I bet this would be able to hold onto the barrel a little better and get a better mouthfeel. Still, Im just nitpicking here. A great beer. Serving type: bottle


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4502) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Aroma of licorice, booze, honey and cream. Taste has lots of honey, licorice, creamy chocolate, coffee and caramel. Bourbon is subtle, but present. Very balanced and tasty, but more bourbon flavor would make it better, expected even more from this. (perhaps thats the problem)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. HFD #11 Niezwykle gęste, wyklejające, słodkie. Bourbon, wanilia, czekolada, genialny aromat.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (1145) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2017
2016 vintage, cracked during Trumps inauguration. This is phenomenally well made. The mouthfeel is full and rich, which brings out the chocolate flavors from the malts and the added coffee, and the bourbon barrel aging adds some aroma and bite without overpowering everything else. Extremely complex, with the porter sweetness, the hop bite, the bourbon aroma, and the spices all coming together to make one mighty fine brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1482) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Pours a dark brown with carbonated dark brown head. A strong bourbon, coffee, oak and vanilla aroma. A strong flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, liquorice, and vanilla. A lingering dark alcohol and chocolate aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (275) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Apparence : Presque noire au versement, beau col trs fonc, crmeux, bonne rtention, lgre dentelle.
Nez : Dabord, les grains rtis. Par la suite, on rajoute de la vanille, des notes de chocolat et de caf.
Got : Chocolat, vanille, malt grill, alcool, sucre brl. Pratiquement toutes les notes du fut de bourbon qui partent et reviennent allgrement.
Sensation : Corps moyen-plus, crmeuse, lger piquant, belle chaleur en gorge.
Bref : Tout est jou dans lquilibre, rien dans lexcs. Cette bire est excessivement marque par ce que le fut de bourbon apporte habituellement une Stout : du chocolat, de la vanille, un caramel bien grill, un ct bois coupant dans le sucre rsiduel; beaucoup moins par ses additifs, soit le caf et le miel. Cest bon, cest intense, jamais trop sucr. Trs belle surprise aprs la mini dception quavait reprsent la Twilight of the Idols. Dfaut? Manque un punch peut-tre?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LouisP (338) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Une bire noire sans grande effervescence ni carbonatation. Au nez, on dnote un ct sucr, avec du sucre dorge notamment, de mme que laspect torrfi du caf utilis pour brasser la bire. En bouche, on a vraiment limpression davoir affaire avec une bire bien complexe. On remarque dabord le caf, avec son got torrfi mais pas trop intense. Ensuite, on note les gots plus classiques de la porter avec mlasse et sucre dorge. Enfin le ct plus bois est prsent, avec une impression de sirop drable intressante que lon associe au bourbon. Bref, une bire complexe, bien faite. 4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4764) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle, picked up at the brewery November 2016. More or less black. Noisy, tan head settles down to a thin, dense, sticky layer. Slow moving and oily. Nose has whisky truffle. Chestnut honey. Milky coffee. Dense, sticky stone fruit. Lots of date, prune and fig. Taste is stone fruit sweet, with a vinous, tangy dryness. Mouthfeel is rich and full, although a bit too fizzy to suit. Vinous, chocolatey, coffee rich finish. Very nice, if a little sweet, for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Tasting at Alexs. 500ml, bottled on 21-Sep-2016 (thx, Higo V.!). Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is bourbon barrels, some sour berries notes, roasted malt. Taste is the same with some very slight coffee. Surpusingly very drinkable with almost no boozy notes. Just perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13831) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle. - Sweet dark bourbon and dark bourbon. Jet black with a rich brown head, Tons barrel notes and sweet bourbon with a long fruity dark sweet finish. Better than the nose which I found a little hot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sudz4Dayz (95) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
500ml bottle shared with Sam and Julien. Pours jet black. Small light foamy mocha head leaving a small lacing. Smells of small coffee roasts, strong cinnamon and slight vanilla and sweet honey and bourbon smoothness and booziness. Love it. Tastes of vanilla smoothness and cinnamon to boot on the start and a great roastiness at the end. Really love this beer. Sweet bourbon and honey combo at the end. Wonderful full mouthfeel leaving a full and delicious aftertaste. Really, really amazing.


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