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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5315) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
(Tasting session #3 with Frank) Vintage 2013. 10.9%. Wow! Quel liquide visqueux et quelle noirceur! La mousse beige nest pas si mal non plus. De longues traces sont laisses sur la paroi de mon verre. Les armes de bourbon vanill, de chocolat et de caramel prennent mes narines en otages. force de creuser les parfums, des effluves de fume se manifestent. Autosuggestion ou odeurs dun lointain feu de camp? Au niveau des saveurs, tout est doucement contrl par le ft. Il transpire un peu trop ce bois amricain. a masque un peu le reste. Quoique le chocolat et les malts noirs russissent quand mme une bonne intrusion. En bouche, cest super intressant. Le liquide est corpulent mais bien ar par les bulles. La texture est compltement soyeuse. En arrire-got, le sucr du bourbon reste longuement coll derrire ma langue et aux commissures de mes lvres. Et bien, une autre raret trouve par Frank le valeureux. Merci encore pour ce stout qui me semble encore trop domin par leau-de-vie. Jaurais aim une fusion plus intressante. Reste que le liquide est buvable compte tenu de sa carrure imposante. Parfaite pour le partage il va sans dire mais bien loin, pour moi, de la version normale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3502) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Black pour with a thin tan head. Complex aroma of chocolate, coffee roast malts, vanilla bourbon. Flavor follows the aroma. A complex, well crafted big sipper that puts it all together very well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4229) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2014
@ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Opaque black with a thick brown head that drops to a solid cover, streamers of lace. Taste is as big as the 11% abv implies: Full roasted semi-sweet chocolate malt that adds vanilla and becomes bolder in the palate, moving to a finish that is both bitter and bourbon. A huge drink that is impossible for me to finish comfortably (12 oz bottle) in one sitting. Well-conceived, and well-balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is a decadent fusion of vanilla and fudge. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is roasted and chocolaty with a lightly boozy, warming finish. I didnt pick up a lot of bourbon in this. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13898) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, molasses, caramel, toffee, cocoa and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of molasses, oak, cocoa, toffee and light bourbon with a smooth lingering molasses finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
At Gingerman NYC with Taylor. Pours black with very minimal head. Aroma is fresh barrel, muted roasted malt, with slight booze. Taste is a burst of various flavors. I really like this, it is interesting and complex. Nice oaky barrel, boozy bourbon that melds with the beer and does not overpower it, dark/burnt roasted malt notes that meld with the barrel and booze in a complex way, there is a slight light malt reach barley note in there too, finish is marshmallow barrel chocolate snooze that stays strong for a long time and final ends with nice booze and charred notes. Fantastic, and completely unexpected.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours and inky black with a khaki head. Strong barley noise with chocolate and coffee notes. Flavors of roasted barley, chocolate and espresso with the barrel adding coming in on the backside, not overwhelmingly strong bourbon flavor, just a hint. Very good beer, find it and try it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Black.... tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is boozy and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, burnt barley, malts, and licorice. Bourbon definitely comes through. Smooth and good. Less harsh than some big stouts. Overall enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6550) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
In draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours black with a tan head. Smoky nose. Flavors of chocolate and licorice quickly overwhelmed by a sharp booziness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4466) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Poured into a snifter. Nose is chocolate and booze. Taste is initially booze then reveals a ton of chocolate. Moderate bitterness. Slightly sweet but isnt cloying. More chocolate in every sip. overall a very solid beer, and besides the aroma and initial taste, the booze is well hidden, isnt hot. well done.


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