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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Around the time of the Louisiana purchase, beer was shipped in barrels. if one had been lucky enough to receive a used Bourbon barrel of Imperial Stout, this is what his/her happy taste buds would have encountered: roasty, rich, malty imperial stout with a strong dose of caramel, oak, and Bourbon character. This is the perfect beer to pair with hearty, cold weather dishes, smoked meats, and virtually any dessert.

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AirForceHops (8033) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2017
750 ml bottle. Very dark brown in color, thin bubbly head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, mild bourbon, light oxidization.

Mouthfeel is a medium maybe a little. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is very nice. Good amount of flavors, chocolate and coffee abound. Overall, pretty nice.

3.9
Chalumeaux (1849) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops dated 7/28/15 vintage nice black with brown hues nice lacing and a mocha head. Aromas of bakers chocolate vanilla toffee bourbon and malt. Taste is creamy and smooth chocolate toffee slightly thin but still very quaffable.

4
Lemke10 (996) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2017
2013 bottle. This pours a dark brown color with a light brown head. The aroma is rich and boozy with deep bourbon notes and toasted grains. The flavor is smooth, rich and tasty. A little thinner than I expected from the aroma but that’s not a big deal. Good rich bourbon flavors. Very nice find.

3.9
hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle labeled Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout from the Ibex Cellar. $5.00 bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours very dark brown with an inch of tan head. Aroma is heavy chocolate milk, definite bourbon. Flavor is wow - smack you in the face chocolate, bourbon, oak. Followed by a little coffee, vanilla, sweet dark fruit, toffee. Nice!

4.2
Bule (2310) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2017
750ml bottle of 2015 Release. Not labeled as "Reserve" so hopefully this is the right beer to review. Nice mildly rich bourbon balances the malt and hops well.

3.6
HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JAN 11, 2017
750ml bottle been in my fridge forever - 2007 vintage. Pours ruby-black with a quick-diminishing fizzy tan head. Pretty light aroma - clean at least - faded vanilla bourbon and oak, very light roast, somewhat toffee-like, a tiny bit of mustiness - not bad at all! Taste follows - very much a slightly boozy chocolate toffee with a little more bourbon than the aroma, but still under control - maybe a hint of molasses - hardly any full-on impy stout character left after 10 years. Light body, surprisingly solid carbonation, quick-finishing with an acceptable sweetish bourbon linger. Very enjoyable, glad I finally got around to this one.

4
RobertDale (6983) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2017
330 ml. bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Very good. Will age a bottle or two.
Earlier Rating: 4/17/2013 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at the Bier Station in KC. Comes a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and caramel. Excellent Imperial Stout.

3.9
Maverick34 (3390) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottled as "ibex cellar" pours opaque black and inky. Smells of oak, vanilla, cherry. Chocolate malt, coffee notes, wood. Great.

4
StLsportsfan (70) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Not QUITE BCS, but in the same ballpark. Similar approach, just not quite all the subtlety and nuance that makes BCS king. Better than OR, but no harmony with chocolate (which is disapointing).

3.7
thomashall (1249) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bomber shared at Darkness day. Dark caramel pour. Strong whiskey aroma, not so much bourbon. Taste is boozy up front. Taste is the same, not a huge fan.


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