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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A sweet nose greets the adventurous in this marriage of our Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout and 50 year old American Brandy barrels. An elegantly pleasant surprise wakes the palate which migrates from a hint of Brandy into the wonderfully lingering roasted malt character.

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3.9
valpoaj (755) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Sampled at FOBAB ’12 - had heard a few things about this brew since I used to live a few miles away from the brewery - though I’m skeptical as to what 50 year old cognac barrels will add (but concurrently highly curious). Pour is deep mahogany, little head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, some caramel and wood. Flavor is quite good - cognac is actually evident along with the wood, but it melds with the roasty character of the impy stout nicely. Palate is full but quite smooth - this one was pretty darn good actually

3.9
douglas88 (9634) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle shared by the guys on the party bus. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A rich sweet flavor with some big oaky notes. A big full brew, light sugary cognac, oak, light roast and char. Very good.

3.6
Sledutah (7843) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Shared on the party bus, GABF weekend
Appearance: Black with no head or lacing
Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, coffee and woody
Nice and smooth

4
crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
very reserved flavors and aromas. Nothing pops out to smack you in the face. Dry and roasted base, cognac plays calmly in the background.


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