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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black as night and every bit Imperial, this RIS was originally launched to tremendous accolades. Aged in Whiskey barrels, this barrel aged version meshes the rich chocolates and the coffee-like aromatics with the sweet whiskey nose and drying character of the oak. Slightly behind on the palate are the hops, held in restraint by the wonderfully full mouth-feel and broad flavors brought on by the perfect blend of so many malted barley varieties. Ready to enjoy now and perfect for extended cellaring.

2010 United States Open Beer Championship – Gold Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2010 United States Open Beer Championship – Judges Award – Most Creative Flavor
2010 World Beer Championships Gold Medal – Imperial Stout
2011 World Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Imperial Stout
2011 North American Beer Awards – Gold Medal – Wood Flavored Beer
2011 United States Open Beer Championship – Gold Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2012 United States Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Imperial Stout
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout
2012 United States Open Beer Championship – Bronze Medal – Wood/Barrel Imperial Stout
2013 United States Open Beer Championship – Bronze Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition –Gold Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout
2014 18th Annual Great International Beer Competition – Bronze Medal – Strong Beer
2015 United States Open Beer Championship – Bronze Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout

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4.2
wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts laurel smoke alcohol tabacco spicy oak whisky alcohol some caramel dried fruits oak and hops flavor malts roasted malts spicy laurel tabbaco spicy oak fruits dried fruits some caramel oak dried frutis and bitter hops

3.9
Korcz (3375) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Beczka rządzi i dzieli, nie da się ukryć.

4
BlazerT (1087) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Bottle. Teku. Pitch black with densed, light brown head. Very long head retention and excellent lacing. Light heavy malty profile - mainly roasted, dark chocolate. Also light to moderate woody, vanilla, some tabbaco and dirty earthy notes in the end. Taste is semi-sweet with some dry and bitter character in the end. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, finish is bitter, dry with nice barrels accents. In general the appearance, head formation and lacing is a "gold standard" for other imperial stouts here. ABV is also extremely well hidden here. Too many earthiness and roastiness here with dirty accents in the end. All in all good and creamy brew with nice whiskey barrel notes.

3.7
Yorker (1979) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 13, 2017
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, and liquorice - with a slightly bitter finish.

4.4
Beachmaster (546) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2017
On draught. Pours black, with a moderate brown head that is dense and persists. Nose is dark malt and cocoa. Taste follows, with a creamy mouth feel and a long finish. Very good example of the style.

3.9
mzaar (3389) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2017
Fat. Svart med ett beigt skum. Dofter av kaffe, choklad och trδ. Smakinslag av choklad, vanilj, whisky och kaffe. Fyllig kropp.

3.8
HuskerTan (2168) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Draft. A- Chocolate, mocha, subtle sharpie. A- Black color, black liquid, beige head. T- Sharpies, chocolate, mild bitterness, roasty, mocha, alcohol. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly boozy finish. O- Pretty good but a tad boozy. Loads of chocolate and mocha throughout. Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to rate this, especially since I’ve had all it’s variants.

4.3
tarmok (1431) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
black liquid with tan head. aroma of coconut, chocolate, bourbon. tastes same medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

4.1
indrekr (527) - ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
Appearance: black, clear, brown foam, rocky head, lasts well. Aroma: toasty, whisky, bread, coconut, vanilla. Taste: medium sourness, medium bitterness, medium sweetness. Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish, light bitter.

4.4
VamboladeTolly (1937) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium fluffy-sticky pale brown head. Aroma: bourbon, roasted, vanilla, butterscotch, coconut, toffee, sweetish- i love this. Taste: sweet, some balancing sourness for a second, roasted, milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. full body. Smooth to drink. Nice one.


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