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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in bourbon whiskey barrels to add a wonderful complexity to our massive American Double Imperial Stout. This barrel aging imparts memorable buttery, vanilla-like, and savory whiskey character, making this one of our most complex beers we’ve ever brewed. Another testament to our hard work and dedication in bringing our customers the very best.

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3.7
Ronritter (737) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2017
bomber pours black dark cocoa cap aroma of chocolate vanilla and roast. Taste is same well balanced with booze through out

3.9
Travlr (24909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Draft at Billie’s. Beautiful dark brown color dark brown head. Taste is rich cocoa coffee vanilla bourbon. Good stuff.

4.4
kraddel (8166) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2017
Pours black, ok , very dark head. Smell is strong , black malts, thick, bit bourbon. Taste is full, dark malts , sweet , bourbon, oak, very intense. Heavy beer, the way I like it.

3.8
Clownoisseur (482) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours jet black, minimal head that fizzles away, looking cola-like. Oily with nice legs. Aromas of anise, light char, light oak, cocoa nibs, a hint of vanilla and wafting bourbon. Taste has a thick-molasses feel. Sweet out of the gate, but a nice toasty character emerges to carry some anise, vanilla and the bourbon/oak. Nice hefty mouthfeel lets this linger on the palate. Finishes with another hint of molasses, dark fruit and vanilla. Medium bitter. Nicely done beer!

4.2
bursprak (3205) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours thick, oily, pitch black with a small dark tan head. Roasty, some dark dried fruits, vanilla, light oaky notes, bitter chocolate and a medium bitterness.

5
Martin__ (79) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2017
660 ml bottle (bomber), bottling date 2015-01, vintage. Poured into the snifter. Aroma: soy sauce, very intense belgian pralines, dark chocolate, vanilla. Apperance: jet black, totally unclear with none to minimal head. Taste: WOW! This is what I’ve been looking for in RIS for the whole time. HUGE vanilla. Belgian pralines. Dark chocolate. Soy sauce. Heavy sweetness, medium to heavy, lingering bitterness. Palate: Very full bodied, this is a heavyweight player, oh yeah. Oily, creamy, thick and slicky. Totally flat! Long, bitter chocolate-coffee finish. I’m starting to repeat myself. WOW. Two years after bottling have done the job right. This is truly one of the best three beers I’ve EVER drunk in my life.

4.2
Alpha10 (758) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
2017/02/25 - Pours jet black with a thick, frothy, tan head that quickly reduces and lightens in colour, leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is lots of toffee, brown sugar, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, wood, vanilla and whisky. Taste is toffee, licorice, vanilla and whisky up front with a chocolatey, woody, roasted coffee finish. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with low carbonation and a bittersweet, toasted, warming finish. The aroma and taste of this beer are great, but the creamy mouthfeel and warming cocoa finish are what make this beer stand out for me. I will definitely seek this one out again. Really great stuff.

4.5
Rasmus40 (20899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle from Flask. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. Oily and soft. My kind of beer :-) 250217

4.2
90 (462) - BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2017
Ziet er fantastisch uit. Mooie donkerbruine kraag. Massieve smaak met koffie, vanille. En zeer vet mondgevoel. Prachtig.

4
DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/28/17] Bottle/Draught at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Black with a tan head. Roast, wood, vanilla, coffee, lots of chocolate, licorice, a bit of dark fruits, booziness, sweet, bitter finish. Full-bodied. Great.


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