overall
100
98
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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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4.3
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle or the 2011 vintage. Thick black pour with lots of tan head. The smell is amazingly rich of chocolate, creamy bourbon, vanilla, roast, sweet, bit boozy and some coffee. Taste is velvety smooth of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some graham cracker, some dark frutis. Complex. I love big boozy beers but sometimes the booze is not incorporated well. This one is not that is just awesome all around.


3.7
dambor (680) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
Pours balck. Aroma: barrel, vanilla, dark, fruit coffee. Taste: thick vanilla and coffee flavor.

4
BlazerT (1085) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Pitch black, sticky. Moderate oxidzied, caramel, burnt, dark chocolate and toffee notes. Some plums, vanilla, oaky character. Moderately boozy in taste and aroma. Too boozy, very sweet, but nice oxidized, organic and sugary character.

3.8
heman (957) - Tychy, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Aromat intensywny, melasa, czekolada, nuty porto w tle, a także wanilia. Alkohol bardzo wyraźny, kojarzący się wprost z wdką. W smaku nie tak pełne jak się spodziewałem. Nuty palone, ciemny karmel, melasa, gorzka czekolada. Niuanse kokosa. Alkohol czysty i bardzo wyraźny. Całość trochę jak bogata nalewka czekoladowa.

3.7
gr_pa (669) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Dark brown, low carbonation, low head. Aroma: oxidation, dates, toffee. Very sweet, full body, lots of alcohol. Very complex, but also lots of alcohol. Dry fruits, sweet malt and lots of alcohol.

3.9
Borup (14303) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, caramel, oak and vanilla.

4.2
klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - JUN 13, 2017
Batch 2015 with 19.9% abv.@ Pours oily black opaque with dissipating brown creamy head. Aroma: huge roasted grain, dark malts character, intense dark fruits esters, vanillin, oak, leather, bourbon. Flavour follows aroma: roasted grain, dark malts with notes of tosted toffee, burnt caramel, coffee, cocoa dark & milk chocolate, supported with notes of esters, which takes on dark fruits, like prunes, plumes, vanillin, oak, leather and bourbon. Slightly tannic, astringent, dry finish. Full, thick body, smooth texture, moderatr carbonation. Fresh one would be hard drinkable.

4.3
Dorkenstein (536) - - JUN 10, 2017
Aromas of bourbon and molasses, with dates and figs. Taste is leather, strong bourbon, molasses, dates, figs, and cherries. Strong leather and bourbon after taste and warming of the chest.

4.3
KennethArd (551) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2017
Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, milk chocolate & some oaky burned notes. Unfortunately the alcohol is too much in focus. Its black with no head. The taste is medium sweet with a dry finish & then again the alcohol is too much in focus. Medium body, oily texture & soft carbonation.

4.1
MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Caramel, toffee, molasses, alcohol. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark chocolate, cacao, caramel, soft carbonation, full bodied. Great Impy, would never have thought this to be that high in ABV. Keg at MBCC Yellow Session, Copenhagen.

4
czlowiekmotyka (259) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Not as black as the name suggests. Surprisingly light for its abv. Description is rather accurate - chocolate, vanilla and caramel are dominant. But the alcohol spoils the fun ...


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