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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 4.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial stout aged in Rittenhouse Rye barrels.

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4.7
MarcoDL (5296) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle at Hopishop 2017. Aroma of sweet bourbon vanilla, caramel fudge, cherry and earthy vanilla. Taste has sweet lucious bourbon vanilla, caramel fudge, sweet cherry, rye spice, vanilla and creamy chocolate. Never-ending finish with lots and lots of flavor. This is truly a piece of art, one the best beers I ever had.

3.6
jc1762 (1581) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Thanks Ben for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing a full bodied pitch black with no head. The nose shows light notes of roasted malt and coffee. The palate is full bodied, oily, and lightly carbonated. Strong alcoholic spiciness. Lightly sweet with moderately intense notes of dark chocolate and finishing on a moderate coffee bitterness. The lack of chocolate to balance out the dark chocolate seems quite odd but could use it to balance it out to the finish.

4.6
Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Near black body with a tiny, beige head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, chocolate - lovely. Super smooth, velvety palate. Absolutely delicious. Simple and straightforward awesomeness.

4
fonefan (50674) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Radikal Whale slaying Tasting ] - Thessaloniki, Greece.

[ As Perennial Maman ].
[Vintage 2015] Clear dark brown black colour with a small to average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, alcohol - bourbon - ruff, dark dried fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, light soy sauce. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, ruff, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20170429]
8-4-8-4-16

4.7
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2017 Got another crack at this one, and it was just as good as I would've hoped. Good lord.
New Rating: The appearance didn't change, but everything else on this one was just spectacular. The aroma is more of a bourbon fudge. There is a heavy chocolate and oak with a lovely bourbon balance and a kiss of vanilla. The flavor is just as good. The roasted malts are beautiful with the chocolate and bourbon. I just love this. The mouth feel is thick and heavy with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly chewy sweet chocolate fudge finish. This is out of control good. Damn! 9 5 9 5 19
Original Rating: From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Corbet’s on May 18. 750 mL bottle. 2016 vintage. I use the word enjoyed here, because it seems like something is off with this one. The pour is jet black with a thin ring of brown head that vanishes quickly. This looks like used motor oil, and I love it. The aroma is where it starts to fall apart. There is a tartness and a pretty sharp alcohol. There is a decent roast to it and some chocolate, but the tart ethanol is just really sharp. The flavor is much of the same. It’s not terrible, but everyone was in agreement that this isn’t the beer that they’ve bragged about. The tart ethanol is there, sharp as ever, with a light chocolate and a decent roastiness toward the back end. The mouth feel is decently thick and viscous with a sharper carbonation and a lingering tartness that just doesn’t sit too well. The fact that this is not what it should be and still gets a 3.9 is pretty damn impressive. 7 5 7 4 16

4
rouhlas (3736) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 6, 2017
750 ml bottle @ Radikal whale slaying, Thessaloniki. Thank you Anton! Black color with small brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, dark dried fruits, vanilla, soy sauce, wood, alcohol. Moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation.

4
kraddel (8733) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2017
Bottle at the radikal whale slaying. Thnx to Anton . Pours black, no real head. Smell is very rich, dark malts, bit sweet, boozy. dark chocolate. Taste is intense, dark malts, mildly sweet, pure chocolate, rather boozy. Silky mf with a low carbo. Nice

4
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2017
Bottle. Dark pour with dark head. Roasted, coffee, bourbon and vanilla aromas. Flavors are vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, coffee and roasted tones.

4.2
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2017
Wow, extremely rich and thick but not ovverly cloying sweet. Not too many pull this off, great job. Tons of rich spice notes from the barrel, balanced very well.

3.7
DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2017
2015 bottle. Very whiskey-forward nose with traces of vanilla, rye spiciness, mild oak, and milk chocolate. Murky dark brown pour. Thick body. Pleasant heat from the booze and rye spiciness, decadent cocoa, roasted barley. Tasty but needs a bit of time to age.


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