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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Wood Burner imperial smoked stout aged in bourbon barrels. Over the years we have brewed a plethora of bit stouts and porters, and the idea of brewing an imperial smoked stout was something we had been kicking around for a while. When an open brew day presented itself, we knew exactly what to do. The base stout focuses on rich caramel and chocolate notes with a deep savory/smoky backbone. The entire batch found its way into bourbon barrels, where it rested for over a year. An enticing combination of sweet and savory, with waves of dark chocolate and vanilla that wash over the palate. Cheers to stoking the creative flame in all of us!

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3.6
SinH4 (6402) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2017

Bottle, many thanks Erzengel! Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is barrel sugar, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, toasted wood. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, barrel sugar, vanilla, toasted wood. Oily mouthfeel with low carbonation. A bit too light-bodied for the barrel, or too much barrel for the body.

3.4
Erzengel (9618) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2017
Many thanks to jtclockwork for sharing. Woody caramelly nose. The beer starts fresh and smooth. Mild with chocolate, alcohol, intense deep with lots of chocolate and smooth malt. Deep long, malt, chocolate with still a high drinkability.

4.2
Beerhunter111 (22974) - P´Castle, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle shared with Erzengel! A very dark brown beer with a small tan head. Aroma of strong and intense dark malt, bourbon, toffee, roasted malt. Taste of vanilla, dark strong malt, toffee, chocolate, strong body, great!

3.9
Alengrin (5788) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2017
Smoked imperial stout aged on bourbon barrels. Thick and moussy, pale greyish beige head, black robe with thin hazy burgundy edges. Aroma of milk chocolate, treacle, vanilla-scenting bourbon, chestnut cream sauce, baked banana, brown rum, coconut, whisky-soaked raisins, glue and indeed a touch of smoked bacon, but subtle. Sweet onset, candied dates, chestnuts, figs coated in chocolate - with a very light sourish accent to it fitting in very well. Soft carbonation, thick and syrupy, oily mouthfeel; deeply nutty and chocolate bar-like maltiness, much more sweet than bitter but still with a softly roasted bitter 'coffeeness' to it in the end; sugars linger, coconut candy- and marzipan-like almost, with the smokiness again remaining understated; oaky tannins including vanilla, the latter enhanced by the bourbon, further adorn the finish, detailed by some varnish-like solvents and a strong, long afterglow of whisky-like alcohol, a tad too wry and harsh for its own good. The initial sweetness lingers and cloys a bit. Quite an intense, modern American imperial stout, boozy and sweet, but for me personally not Jackie O's best, in being a tad too alcoholic and, for a smoked stout, simply not smoked enough. In all still a deep, intense, generous beer though, that much is clear.

4.4
baraciisch (3400) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Dark black in color, beige head... Aroma of marshmallows, vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon... Flavor is super smooth, light smoke, tons of marshmallows, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla... really excellent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Ungstrup (38596) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2017
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and bourbon. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, and bourbon, leading to a bitter finish.

4.1
77ships (11354) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2017
375 ml. bottle sampled thanks to Kraddel! Black, little mocha bubbles. Nose is sweet bourbon, bourbon is moderate, sugar, faint plastic, molasses are rather big and upfront. Taste is mellow marshmallow, bourbon, bourbon is soft, basic sugar, faint varnish finish, lacking smoke, surprisingly light bodied for a 11 % ABV Bourbon BA RIS, would have been better with a bigger bodied, slightly thin but overall pretty nice, vanilla, low bourbon,.... Smoke basically vanish, nice tasty. Not bad at all.

3.8
kraddel (9197) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle. Pours black, small grey head. Smell is bourbon, some heat by the alcohol, some roasty notes. Taste is rather sharp, full, oaty, very creamy ! Some burnt malts, some sweetness. Mild vanilla trough the oak notes. Rich in taste, and for sure intense enough. i get no smokyness myself, and although that’s a negative thing to their effort, it’s a great thing to my pallet, as I strongly disslike smoke. Mild boozyness. Good MF and carbo,

3.4
obguthr (6738) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Bourbon, subtle tar nose. Cola black, thin tan head. Bourbon, charred oak. Medium body, soft carbonation.

4.2
AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
A: Black coloured with a thick two finger light brown head N: Vanilla, milk chocolate, bourbon T: Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, very light hint of smoke O: Very nice barrels and chocolate! Nice!


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