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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A play on Josh’s name, this Russian imperial stout is aged in four different types of bourbon barrels (Old Fitzgerald, Old Forester, Elijah Craig, and Evan Williams), then blended for the resulting thick and dark brew. If you had a chance to taste Alderaan, this is the aged version.

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3.7
AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2015
pitch black oily and a very dark color espresso crema head. Sweet aroma like the others I’ve had here. Herbal, whiskey but overall a very light aroma. A lot of booze in this one. Vanilla, with candy corn, caramel and cocoa. Coats the tongue. Leaves a lasting bitterness with the chocolate. Despite the intensity, there’s enough creaminess to make this a very good beer. Needs to age I think. Very intense.

4.1
Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, oak, vanilla, molasses, licorice, & bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses/syrup, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and some bourbon; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Good stuff.

3.9
drfabulous (7948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2015
22 ounce bottle bought a year ago. Pours dark and oily with head that fades. Very boozy in nose and body. Lots of bourbon mixed with chocolate. Light to medium body.

4
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Black, tan head. Aroma of Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel. Chocolate flavour, alcohol, light sweetness, umami, wood. Finish raisins, malts and chocolate. Nice!
(from 66cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, Raf!)

3.7
KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Revolution deth’s tar -pitch black with Stan head and a dark cacao and umami nose. Medium bodied, sharp carbonation. The taste is black licorice, savouriness and bitter dark chocolate. As I’ve noted am not a licorice fan but this is pretty good.

4.1
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle @ Drink Rich’s American beer, thanks to Omgrich. Brune foncée, col fin beige. Arôme offre un gros bouquet malté aux notes chocolatées, et léger de vanille qui se prolonge assez bien. Palais est malté, chocolat, caramel, petite note de pomme-candy avec un profil de Bourbon fortement bien placé. Vanille et boisé offrant une fine note épicée-douce qui laisse ample place aux malts mais aussi à la complexité des barriques. Fort agréable sans être certain que jouer sur tant de barriques apportent franchement bcp au final si ce n’est l’effet ’wow’.

4
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Chicago reunion hang with Dave & John. Shared by my ol’ buddy Dave. Opaque, near black body with a quarter inch of beige head. Sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma. Oak and chocolate with alcohol heat emerging at the last instant. Quite tasty.

4.3
markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Shared bomber bottle by a friend. Poured a pitch black colour with a non lasting tanned ring. Notes of dark roasted malts, dark sweet chocolate, sticky sweet bourbon notes, oak, toffee, lots of spicy bourbon notes. Some dark fruits and raisins when it starts to warm. Full bodied and sticky mouthfeel. ratings should be way higher on this site. If you like bourbon stouts. You need to get this one!!

4.1
aleigator (945) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Deth’s Tar ’14 Yields a viscous black color with a small brown head, leaving back alcohol legs. The aromas reveal a decent amount of fiery, wooden Bourbon, paired with fresh brewed coffee and burned malts. Coffee acts as the centerpoint of the nose, illustrated by scorched earth, a hint of hops and vanilla infused Bourbon. As for the coffee, the aromas mirror the taste. Bitter, earthy coffee beans blend very well into the wooden, biting oak, accompanied by toffee and caramel. As the Bourbon hits the tastebuds, the beer turns suddenly sweeter and hotter, tied together by floral, honeyed vanilla, with old wood and rock sugar in the finish. The boozy bite of the beer gets easily balanced by the prominent, earthy malts. This drinks almost as smooth as Bourbon County, while providing a well accentuated coffee earthiness all the way. Has a present, warming Bourbon presence to it, which turns a tad too hot in the sweet finish, overwhelming the previously established coffee foundation, while it remains its scorched, roasty qualities.

4
RobertDale (6477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla. Excellent.


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