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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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2016 release aged in Heaven Hills bourbon barrels.
C’mon baby, take a chance with us. Can you picture what will be, so limitless and free. A Russian Imperial Stout aged for 8 months in bourbon barrels. Smooth and rich in flavor with notes of vanilla and dark fruits this chocolatey and roasty beer is one of our favorites. My Only Friend, it hurts to set you free.

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Beerhunter111 (22987) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2017
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! A dark brown beer, near black with a mid-sized most good lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet wood, oak, dark malt, mild roasted malt, bourbon, some chocolate. Taste of strong dark roasted malt, coffee, wood, bourbon, roasted coffee, some chocolate, full body, awesome!

4.1
Erzengel (9629) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2017
Many thanks to nimbleprop for this 75cl bottle. Great deep nose of roast, plums, brown sugar and wood. The beer starts intense woody. Lots of woody bourbon, brown sugar and dry caramel. Viscous, rich, dark dried fruits - plums, black cherries and a nice woody bourbon aroma on top. Moderate bitterness, quite dry and great round an deep. Fantastic!

4
DiarmaidBHK (5963) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Sampler at taproom. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Lots of bourbon on the nose. Nice balance of bourbon and chocolate on the tongue. Hides it’s booze well. Finished clean.

3.6
nimbleprop (8830) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2017
750ml bottle pours a nearly opaque black with some clumpy, lacing beige head. Nose has molasses, burnt caramel, vanilla, some toasted coconut, some booze, raisin, bread. Flavor has a lot of burnt stuff, char, burnt caramel, burnt toast, booze, molasses, black licorice. Finishes sweet and full bodied.

3.8
Drake (14110) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Keg at the brewery, 6/16/16. Clear dark ???, thin frothy head, poor retention. Aroma of oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, booze. The taste is chocolate, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, mild booze. Medium bodied, low carbonation, well balanced.

4.1
DCLawyer (2920) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Draft at Ocelot on 6/25/16. Deep brown with small lite tan head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, roast, coffee grounds. Big and awesome.

3.9
Huhzubendah (3767) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Near black body with a beige cap. Lots of oak and booze in the aroma. Aggressive bourbon character leads the way, followed by some chocolate and earthy tones. Pretty good. Could use some nuance and grace to counter the boozy assault.

3.8
Travlr (26288) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Draft at Meridian Pint during Savor Week. Opaque dark brown color, brown head. Aroma has burnt espresso and vanilla. Taste has more vanilla, dark chocolate, dark coffee. Very tasty.

4
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2016
From a snifter at Ocelot. Very dark brown with beige bubbles. Roasty, oaky nose with a pleasant twinge of alcohol. Flavor has notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon (vanilla, oak, light smokiness) and an earthy hop character. Very pleasant sweetness level with all flavors dancing nicely together. Never gets too boozy/clumsy. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Another winner from Ocelot.

4
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at Ocelot Brewing in Ashburn, VA. Opaque, near-black with a tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, wood, bourbon, dark fruit, coffee and roasted malt . Taste of sweet chocolate, roasted malt, oak, dark fruit, coffee, bourbon and a hint of coconut. Full body and low/medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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