overall
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91
style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We took our award winning Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout and aged it for 11 months in fresh bourbon barrels. The result blew us away. The dark chocolate malt yields a milk chocolate flavor that blends perfectly with the vanilla flavor from the barrel. The bourbon aroma adds the finishing touch.
2013 vintage: 10.9% abv, 58 IBU

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 12, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4760) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On tap. Great balance in this RIS, with the barrel aging contributing to a very smooth body and well hidden ABV but mild bourbon aromatics and flavors. Good complexity with relatively strong notes of dark chocolate and dark bread, and more subtle coffee. .

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (453) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
12 oz, tulip, drunk at around 45-50 degrees. Lovely chocolate vanilla bourbon aroma. Black with light brown head that persists as 2-cm ring. Flavor more bitter coffee and chocolate than aroma led me to expect. Bitterness mellows after a few minutes. Chocolate dominates and bourbon is pleasant woody shadow.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - JAN 31, 2015
Vanilla bean and bourbon forward. Other flavors of dark chocolate, lightly toasted grains, oak, brown sugar and hints of roasted coffee. More dark chocolate and raisins in the finish. Tart cherries come through as it warms. Medium/heavy bodied and very smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
svandyke (204) - USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from the Lager Locker in Frankenmuth- midnight black with no head bourbon. So smooth and good. What else is there to say.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (2210) - - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Jet black with a 1 finger mocha head. Intensely roasty with nice coffee flavors. Some oak, vanilla, dark fruit and chocolate support. Barrel character is subdued which really lets the base beer shine through. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Really excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (4942) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT. Black with velvety dark beige head. Massive bourbon, vanilla, sweet chocolate dessert, light berries, strawberry jam, soft toffee notes with molten brown sugar. Sweet with light berry tartness and light roasted bitter finish. Full bodied with creamy feel and soft carbonation. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12492) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT thanks to Zer0. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, rich malt, oak, chocolate and roast. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Lovely!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (7765) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Tallahassee, Florida - ABC Fine Wine and Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Deep, dark sable black pour, silky, mocha colored head that leaves a light film of lacing. Aroma has some solid chocolate accents, subtle bourbon accents, a touch of creosote and licorice. Solid barrel-aged flavor, not over-wrought or cloying like some BAs can be. Nice chocolate undertones, some licorice, subtle espresso notes in the finish. Silky smooth mouthful. Very enjoyable way to while away a. Ice Christmas evening.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (593) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
Dark tan head on a near black body. Nose is rich with bourbon, coffee, cream and chocolate. Lots of elements here working in good balance. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, molasses, cream, fudge, vanilla and some rich dark berries, with enough supporting hops. Dense rich body. Top notch dessert IS.


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