overall
100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Taste The Rareness! Imperial Stout aged in Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey barrels.

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Black beans, dark chocolate and roasted bitterness within this rich Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces all the way down the impenetrable black.
-Whisky and alcohol heat are clearly identifiable.
-Malts and their residual sugars are well defined and are not dominated by the barrel (which I appreciate).
-This might not be as transcendant as the rum-barrel version, but its still an excellent Imperial Stout.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (13643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2014 bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cake, nuts. Sweet, slightly boozy. Full-bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (6040) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and barrel. Awesome!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2277) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare ft. Lukasmh and Daawi. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aromas of dark fruits, lots of barrel, vanilla, coconut, fudge, sweet licorice, dark chocolate, cocoa beans. Taste is very barrel forward, vanilla, dates, fudge, dark dry chocolate, coffee, roast, soy, very sweet toffee-like notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Tasting at Matts, probably bottled before Oct 2014
Black color, oily pour, with medium sized brown head. The aroma is less intense than expected, but harmonious; the whiskey is evident; the roasted malts blend with the dark chocolate. Full bodied, with medium sweetness; rich flavor of roasted malts and dark chocolate, dark sour cherries; the whiskey is strong, the liquorice a bit too much, and also some acidity from the dark malts that is not elegant. Short-ish final.
Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (4029) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity! Pitch black with a frothy creamy bubbly tan head that persists. Roasty chocolate with a hint of licorice and a bit of oak and vanilla. Solid whiskey presence is never harsh. Earthy hop and light pitted fruits round this out nicely. Thick creamy mouthfeel, light level of carbonation, thick body. Thats a very tasty brew right there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (8522) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown with a frothy thin tan head. The aroma is rich roasty malt, alcohol liqourice, red berry fruit, light chocolate. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich malt, molasses, alcohol, fruit palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (9817) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 29, 2015
65cl bottle shared. thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Subtle whisky notes.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (962) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from trade with Weezel , the man that never disappoints. Pours a complete pitch black, some head that is light with oily reddish legs. Nose is incredible, sweet vanilla, boozy bourbon, sugar. Tastes sweet, vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, bourbon bitter, licorice. Simply put, everything you would want in the style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2591) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare featuring Lukas and Aaron. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of whiskey, toffee, chocolate, dry dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, cocoa beans and weak coconut. Just can just feel the awesome base beer in this as well. The taste is sweet yet dry and with a silky body. Notes of spicy whiskey, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, liquorice, nice dark malts, and some coffee bitterness. Awesome!


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