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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Russian Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon barrels with whole vanilla beans. A complex malt character is balanced with distinct bourbon and vanilla flavors. 2004 GABF bronze medal winner.

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4.3
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours almost pitch black with a half finger tan head with pretty good lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, roasted malts, bakers chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, licorice, and some very light booze. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice bourbon aged imperial stout that was a nice finish to a great lineup of wild and bourbon aged beer at the Maple Shade location.

4
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
On tap at Iron Hill. Pour is deep black with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa, licorice, light coffee, and molasses. Flavor is sweet at first with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and oak, then switches to bourbon and peat on the finish. Very good.

3.8
pineypower (3345) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Draft at Maple Shade BBB 2014. Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, roast, light coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, and some dried fruits. Taste is complex, with a nice smooth body, roasty malts, light coffee, bourbon, vanilla, dried alcohol soaked fruits, light chocolate, oak. Really nice beer.

4.3
blipp (9501) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Sweet bourbon and roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, and lighter coffee. Super rich and delicious. Really damn good, and one of the highlights of the tasting for me.

3.8
jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
750 bottle @Paul’s Blind Stout tasting-tan bubbles-black. A-bourbon/rye, licorice/anisr-sweet dk malt, peat/chickery. T-alcohol, bourbon/rye, licorice/anisr-sweet dk malt, peat/chickery bite.

3.8
jtclockwork (16831) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle at Paul’s "blind" tasting of massive quantities of imperial stout. Pours black. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, oak and coffee roast. Medium body. Slight alcohol in finish.

4.1
ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13

Aroma: This one has a really interesting nose of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate
Appearance: The pours is a dark brown-black color with a fairly small head
Flavor: This one is rather sweet, and tasty, thought the flavor doesn’t quite live up to the nose
Palate: The body is on the full side, it feels a touch sticky, with a warming finish
Overall Impression: Had this one blind. Overall, this was a fairly impressive one. The notes I enjoyed in the nose were not quite as good in the flavor, but it was still really enjoyable.

3.7
j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Big bourbon still, loads of it, sweet and malty, oxidization and plums. Big cocoa and plums, chocolate, lots of sweet vanilla and cocoa. Roast, chocolate, long bourbon, cocoa, chocolate. Lingering roast with a touch of vanilla. Tasty.

3.9
dogfish120love (1337) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours dark brown. Aroma consists of chocolate an vanilla with some obvious notes of bourbon

4.7
closey22 (2026) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Sweet aroma, vanilla molasses, bourbon; Flava is incredible blend of licorice, molasses, alcohol; finishes long and sweet with def licorice; feel creamy smoothw/ some zing on the tongue .


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