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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft, 2012 vintage. Aroma is super smooth bourbon and roasted malt. Apearance is perfect, what youd expect of a stout. Taste... Graded this one down because it surprised me with the coffee flavors. Yes coffee is an ingredient but it overpowers this years vintage. Past versions had much lighter coffee flavors. Palate is rich, creamy, delightful. Overall a strong BA imperial stout.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6238) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle: Thanks Benzai: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with a creamy vanilla head. Aroma shows and exposes... Yep Bourbon. And loads of it! Accompanied by roast, chocolate, vanilla, mocha, manure, hint of molasses and ash. Flavours of chocolate, mocha, vanilla, bourbon, wood, bay leaf, bitters, roast, light nutty, light marzipan, some molasses, caramel, wood roast... Aftertaste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, bay leaf, roast and bitters. Malts and wood tints as well... Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Nice stuff!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (14469) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle [from IP trade with AlexFields, thanks!] @ home shared with Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, average sized dark brown head that diminishes fairly quickly to a small dark brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, chocolate, light roast, heavy bourbon. Taste malts, soft roast, firm bourbon again, chocolate, mocha, oak, initially sweetish but ending with a nice light bitterness. Smooth texture, a bit oily, soft carbonation, medium to full body. Awesome beer. And only 9% ABV? Thats impressive. Absolutely amazing flavors. Absolutely love this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2016
Bouteille 75cl partage avec Tomaz via trade. Bottled 11/2014. Brune fonce, col crmeux caf au lait, dor au verre. Arme offer un nez doux vanilla, rtor de caf, petite note surette avec un accompagenment fruit noir. Retrouve un ct prune confite et belge. Palais est gnreux, malt avec un excellent caf, touch pice ajoutant au profil hivernal, malt biscuit. Bourbon est discret ajoutant une certaine douceur persistante. Lger petillant dont la touche finale reste axe sur malt caf, finement amer avec une touche de chaleur en fin de bouche.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6872) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Boozy bourbon, oak, vanilla, aromas. Flavors are boozy, vanilla, oak, chocolate and bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (6066) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Courtesy of my friend Noel. Thanks! Vintage 2015. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee with vanilla notes. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, big coffee and vanilla. Body is medium-full with a dense bubbly carbonation. Finishes with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and booze. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15269) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle on special night - pours black tan head - nose and taste of bourbon, chocolate cookie, dry brownie, vanilla - med body

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Last beer of 2015, in Charlotte. Poured black, slight deep tan head. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, slight booze. Flavor matched. Great sipper, enjoyed it. Good way to wrap up the year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1234) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Black in color. Aromas of coffee and roasted malts, hints of bourbon and some spice. Flavors of strong Burbon, coffee and spice with some nuts and a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2716) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Tap. Moderate to heavy toasted, molasses and strong coffee for the malt, moderate resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with wood, licorice and bourbon in the background. Head is small, creamy, light brown with no lacing but good legs, and is fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and finishes heavily alcoholic. A super bold and super strong Imperial Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1428) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2014 Silent Night corked bomber into snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown (black) color with dark tan lacing. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, some dark fruit, wood char, vanilla and faint whiskey. Taste adds lighter roast, espresso, milk chocolate, heavier oak and earthy hop bitterness. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, rich, creamy with lingering woody coffee roast finish. In my opinion a excellent coffee bourbon barreled imperial stout; leans more on the chocolate, coffee and wood notes. Wish I had grabbed a second bottle, kind of a tad pricey though at $21 a bomber.


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