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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
Imperial Russian Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13989) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, chocoalate, wood, bourbon. Thick body, chewy, roast, chocolate, nuts, wood, nice boozy finish, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (10012) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Keir back at the Presidential Suite at the Omni after the RBSG-STL Grand Tasting, 2014. Must be this vintage because its what Chris rated and his notes were more thorough than mine, particularly at this time of night. Pours a deep brown with no head. Notes of molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, a little spice. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Rich, pretty good. The other variants Ive had fresh indicate that this was once better. They make a good barrel aged imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4838) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Shared by keir. Lots of chocolate and coffe. Low carbonation with a low boost chill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
11.2oz bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Good thin ring of off-white head. Kind of crisp . Light slick. Caramel malt, dark fruit. Light spice. Moderate sweet, some heat. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
P: Black with a one finger brown head. S: Fudge with a heavy dose of bourbon, lingering oak, cacao, molasses and a hint of vanilla. T: Chocolate, nuts,oak, bourbon , leather and a kick of alcohol towards the end. M: Medium body, silky with a low level of carbonation. O: Nothing that would put this one apart from other BA stouts but nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Had on tap I their south corona place. This is the most phenomenal brew ever. Is it the barrel the oak or the caramel richeness. I can not put this in words. A vinious rich malt bomb with a wine characteristic. Great heat just pure greatness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbaeumle (3) - Corupa, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
What an incredible beer! Dark black body with a medium head, the aroma is coconut, vanilla, roasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste and aftertaste are also so amazing with a lot of coconut, dark chocolate and the aged bourbon notes... alcohol very present but smooth for the high abv. Very highly recommended IRS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5434) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle shared by GatorGuy92. Cheers, Matt! Pours a deep stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, booze, vanilla, bourbon, and goodness. Flavor is similar- a burst of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, some light booze, and coffee. Medium in body and respectably great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Very well balanced beer. Can taste the bourbon and chocolate. Very good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3590) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle generously shared by Hopscotch. Boozy aromas. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Smooth caramels, booze, and cola notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

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