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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cernjoh (183) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from a fresh bottle into a Hoppin Frog snifter. Appearance is like old engine oil with a one finger tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, whiskey, licorice. There is also a backend hoppiness and slight smoke. Palate is incredibly smooth and fills the mouth with a nice viscous presence. If you haven’t had this you need to find a bottle. Well worth your time and effort. Cheers.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zenonn (47) - - NOV 28, 2014
Almost black beer with some dark brown head. It’s aroma and taste have coffee, whisky, some chocolate and alcohol notes, maybe some vanilla, as well. Amazing beer!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a Hoppin Frog snifter a black brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses bourbon. Flavor is a syrup of chocolate vanilla with a deep brown sugar bourbon. Yep have raisin & dark fruits as well. Thick. Smooth. Exceptional.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 600cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours thick and black with a brown head which is the darkest I have ever seen) but does not last too long. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate. Taste is all of these flavours with even more extremeness. A reasonable bitterness to follow these indulgent flavours and a mouthfeel that is so thick that the runs down the outside of the glass didn’t complete their journey before they had solidified into a black river down the glass. Lovely.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savagesteeler (134) - Warszaw, POLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Piwo likierowo czarne, z piękna brązową pianą. Aromat zwala z nóg. Cudowna czekolada, praliny, nuty dębowej beczki, wanilia. W smaku tak aksamitne, że aż nie do opisana. Oczywiscie smak rozwala wszystkie kubki smakowe. Szlachetny alkohol, uczucie picia cudownego likieru kawowo-czekoladowego wymieszanego z pralinami i whisky. Nie za słodkie, dosc wytrawne mimo wszystko, całkiem fajna podkreślająca całość goryczka. WOW

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (1544) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Piękna drobna, brązowa piana. Przypomina spienione lody czekoladowe. Opada zupełnie. W smaku ciemne słody, wyraźny chmiel, lekka kwaskowośc na końcu. Alkohol bardzo dobrze zamaskowany, ale przyjemnie rozgrzewa.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Delicious. Pours a dark thick balck with a small brown head. Aroma is that chalky chocolate smell. Depp cocoa oak taste with hints of bourbon.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Antonio369 (184) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2017
65 cl bottle, served in a snifter. Poured black as motor oil with a small half finger mocha dark tan head that dissipated almost instantly. Soft carbonation. Aroma is wonderful and mouth watering: chocolate, coffee beans, licorice, oatmeal cookies, oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, pipe tobacco smoke. Taste: sooooo good! Dark chocolate, fudge, oatmeal cookies, roasted espresso beans, salty licorice, dark fruit, raisins, whole wheat bread, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, butter, toffee, creme brulee, roasted dark malts. I don’t know how to explain what a wonderful oily, sticky, creamy and ROASTED mouthfeel this beer has...It’s even better than the standard DORIS, the barrel aging gives it such a complex character, it makes it one of the best RIS I’ve ever tasted. A full body with a very roasted & bittersweet finish. An absolute monster of an Imperial Stout!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Big chocolate and bourbon aromas. Silky, chocolaty flavors with vanilla and bourbon undertones on the finish. As good as I imaginied it would be!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2373) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 5, 2014
dark brown colour, minimal creamy dark brown head; aroma of coffee, whisky, wood, some dark chocolate and alcohol; taste of whisky notes, hints of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, herbal notes, and spicy alcohol; long lasting spicy alcoholic aftertaste; excellent imperial stout


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