overall
100
98
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 609   ABV: 20.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation.
2009 Batch: 19.5% ABV
2010 Batch: 18.2% ABV
2011 Batch: 18.3% ABV
2012 Batch: 19.2% ABV
2013 Batch: 18.9% ABV
2014 Batch: 19.7% ABV
2015 Batch: 19.9% ABV
2016 Batch: 20.3% ABV

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3.5
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Sampled at a bottleshare. 750ml. Big boozy nose. Bourbon barrel. Dark brown color. Minimal tan head. Pretty big body. Light carbonation. Dry finish. Big boozy taste, slight burn to it. Light sweetness. Vanilla. Light roast. Boozy, but still super interesting. Tasty beer, but huge

3.1
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Rbwg thanks mlunger12! No idea which batch this was but I’d guess more recent. Pours black with a small tan head that fades. Nose is super potent dark malts, heavy ash, roast, cocoa, lots of booze. Flavor shows more black patent malts, soy sauce, salty, boozy, bitter chocolate. I have never sought this beer out and I m happy about that.

3.9
jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG tasting thanks to mlunger12! Pours a thick, opaque black with little to no head or lacing. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts, and booze. Taste follows, add a bit of chocolate and maple. Solid, a little boozy, but good in small quantities; perfect for sharing.

3.9
stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Rbwg thanks mlunger12! Deep black pour no head. Aroma of coconut roast and wood oh yeah and lots of booze. Taste is similar and very warming. Boozy for sure but very flavorful. Very coconut and finishes wood tannins.

4.3
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle share at RBWG. Very vanilla, oak, and incredibly boozy. Flavored of brown sugar, plums, vanilla. Quite enjoyable in small quantities.

4.1
illidurit (2338) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Can’t believe I haven’t had this until now. Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz tasting in January. Supersweet chocolate syrupy flavors do their best to hide a massive alcohol heat. The flavor profile is actually really nice but the booze makes it hard to drink.

3.8
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Vintage 2009 bottle, shared by badnewsbeers. Black body, thin, tight medium light brown head. Huge inky nose with molasses, smoke, and chocolate; sweet, bitter, and intense with oily coffee beans. Huge sticky-sweet body with chocolate, coffee, and molasses; tons of charred sugars. Alcohol surprisingly tame. This may be too much for some people but it is a fine, slow sipper of an imperial stout.

3.9
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2012 vintage. Waxed 750 ml bottle. Served in a CCB snifter. A: Pours an opaque black color. Pretty still with no head. Like motor oil. S: Boozy chocolate liquor with some bourbon notes and some chocolate covered raisins. Fusel alcohol notes on the finish with some heat. T: Boozy milk chocolate. Pretty hot. Bourbon with some caramel sweetness. Alcohol notes. M: Heavy bodied with an oily and slick mouthfeel. Heat on the finsih. Medium low carbonation. O: Big and boozy as expected. Not as sweet as Chocolate Rain so I liked this a tad more. Serving type: bottle

3.9
jonno (2761) - JAPAN - FEB 11, 2013
Look it tastes divine, once you get over the epileptic shock. The nose however had a strange overtly alcoholic smell that smacked my gag reflex a number of times. It’s huge, beefy, sweet as all heck, lots of lovely bourbon notes. I think a decently aged bottle would be something special. For now it’s very, very good, as long as I don’t whiff on it too much.

3.8
TimE (5809) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2013
Pitch Black color, no head. Very strong dark chocolate, caramel, raisin, bourbon, burnt brown sugar. Very sweet nose. Low carbonation, fairly sweet, lots of bourbon, dark chocolate and raisins. Great depth, but sweetness distracts. Has great potential, but we saved a bit of Sami 1996 and it clearly kicked this beers ass hard.


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