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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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3.9
markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
shared bottle, poured a deep dark black colour with a light beige head. nose of roasted malts, caralem, hop bitterness, toasted nuts, dark chocolate notes, vanilla, whisky notes which add a extra sweetness to it. still a nice hop bitter aftertaste.

4.2
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Black coffee, chocolate fudge malt, wood ash, and whiskey aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Moderately sweet dark chocolate malt, black coffee, and moderately bitter whiskey/herbal hay flavor. Nice body and balance.

3.7
DiarmaidBHK (4785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Draft at Mekong. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Fairly roasty on the nose with lots of Hop notes. Thick and viscous on the tongue with lots of hop flavor. Has some solid bitterness on the finish to keep things clean. Solid example of style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle at Mette and Theis. Brown with a medium sized light brown head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Chalk, light charcoal and mild roasted malt in the nose. Flavour has bourbon notes of vanilla, coconut, white glue. Some stinging alcohol, chocolate, hay. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter, moderately alcoholic. A touch hot, but ok.

3.9
katrinaez (1921) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Thick and heavy black in color and feel. Woody, chocolate, some dark fruits in the end for a sweet balance. The high ABV sneaks up for sure. Bottle

4
gyllenbock (9099) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from Binnys, Chicago. Bought in February 2016. My first one from this Brewery. Black with a creamy tan head. Sweetish with bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, light coffee and some roasted malt. Kind of smooth and with a long finish. Tasty.

3.3
sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at Theis’. Pours an opaque black with a substantial beige head and lacings. Very very sweet with aromas of coco and vanilla. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long dry and sweet finish.

3.8
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at home - thanks to SlackerMads. Pitch black - offwihite head. Chocolate. nutty. Bitter notes. Hazelnuts. Whiskey. Dark chocolate. Minerals. Minty. Very cold - hvor er Papsø. Light coffee. OK.

3.8
koleminer20 (3463) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
750 mL bottle shared with Gus. The pour is a dark brown/light black with a thicker khaki head that falls slowly leaving a good bit of lacing. The aroma is nicely roasty with a good bit of barrel and a light whiskey. There is a decent dark chocolate mixed in. It’s very plain, but well done. The flavors are nice. There is a good barrel up front and a lovely roasty malt and lighter dark chocolate. It’s interesting. It’s a blend of heavy malt and roast and nice bitterness. The mouth feel is a little thin with a nice soft carbonation and. A lingeringly boozy roast that comes through and carries it nicely to the finish. This is a pretty tasty beer

4
MarcoDL (4843) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Aroma of whisky, creamy chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Nice taste of roasted malt, whisky, chocolate, quite some hops, citrus, bitter coffee and some subtle red fruit. Very nice.


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