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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Silent Night, 2013 Vintage
Tasted from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at one of the late night tastings at RBWG Asheville. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin brown head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is fresh coffee grounds, dark chocolate brownie, and plenty of toffee and caramel bourbon. The flavor is a bit more sweet bourbon influenced with the same coffee grounds and dark chocolate, and just a hint of vanilla oak. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, sweet bourbon and coffee finish.


4.2
Beerhunter111 (23265) - Beerland, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2018
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! A black beer with a mid-sized good lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet dark malt, mild roasted malt, wood, coffee, vanilla. Taste of sweet chocolate, vanilla, cookies, strong roasted malt, a bit sticky, fascinating stuff!

4.5
Erzengel (9746) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2018
2011 vintage. Dark deep caramel. Fresh malty, deep and rich. Dried fruit, dark plums with deep and burned caramel. Spices, deep and rich, warming with a fantastic layer of wood in between. Extreme round and smooth, caramel, fresh and round, extreme deep in the aftertaste with dark molasses, not too sweetish, lots of wood fitting in fantastic, round and deep. Excellent brew, well balanced, fantastic deep, rich and full of dark aroma.

3.8
mbgrayson (818) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle titled ’Silent Night’. Pours a very dark brown, with ample tan head. Aroma is rich with notes of wood, malts, and whiskey. Taste is complex and smooth, with notes of wood, coffee, and bourbon. This is a very nice BA imperial stout. Thumbs up!

4
BuckeyeBoy (8859) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2017
750ml bottle thanks to Chris. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is bourbon barrel chocolate coffee black licorice and spice. Taste is more of the nice bourbon barrel vanilla chocolate some molasses maybe along with the spice.

3.3
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours black with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is wood, chocolate, bourbon, cracker. Thick body, chewy, dark chocolate, wood, roast, dry finish, good.

4.3
Countbeer (6589) - 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
Benzai (16918) - 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? That’s impressive. Absolutely amazing flavors. Absolutely love this beer.

3.6
sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2016
Bouteille 75cl partagée avec Tomaz via trade. Bottled 11/2014. Brune foncée, col crémeux café au lait, doré au verre. Arôme offer un nez doux vanilla, rétor de café, petite note surette avec un accompagenment fruité noir. Retrouve un côté prune confite et belge. Palais est généreux, malté avec un excellent café, touché épicée ajoutant au profil hivernal, malt biscuit. Bourbon est discret ajoutant une certaine douceur persistante. Léger petillant dont la touche finale reste axée sur malt café, finement amer avec une touche de chaleur en fin de bouche.

3.6
vtafro (7451) - 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
TheBeerGod (6284) - 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!


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