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Brewed By: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Average Rating:
8.75936

Number of Ratings: 935

Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewed In: 1400 Ramada Dr. Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA

ABV: 13%

IBU: 60


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specksofdust profile picturespecksofdust - May 19, 2013
2013. Amazing, possibly the best beer I have had. It's very boozy, but in the best way. There are coffee notes, chocolate, bourbon, oak, but the most glorious note is the pronounced English toffee that lingers through the finish. Look forward to having it again next year. Had at Cam and Lynae's new apartment, bottle.
beerdman profile picturebeerdman - May 11, 2013
Chocolate and bourbon!!! Finishes with coffee and hints of vanilla and cherry. Big oak component. Boozy yet smooth
Todd T profile pictureTodd T - January 13, 2013
Moderate tan head sits atop of this black as night stout. The aroma is intoxicating and extremely complex. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, dark fruits with almost a red wine aroma. Taste is even more complex and changes as it warms. Your taste buds will explode as you experience waves of red wine, then vanilla, then bourbon, then chocolate, then dark fruit, then coffee. You get something different at each sip. Lots of depth here. This is the best and most complex stout I have ever had. In my opinion it is better than both KBS and CBS. World class. So happy that I have a 2012 aging
chulk771 profile picturechulk771 - December 8, 2012
Big body. Slight carb but still smooth. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Alc is a bit harsh. 3.8
cheftimjones@hotmail.com profile picturecheftimjones@hotmail.com - November 24, 2012
Batch #3. Wow this packs a punch, flavor, depth and alcohol. Very strong, rich and complex. It has the chocolate and coffee notes I expect from a good imperial, but the oak age adds a beautiful tannic finish and even a little sourness. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, it coats your lips and is easy to sip even though it is 12.5%.
ekovacs3 profile pictureekovacs3 - October 8, 2012
Terribly overrated. Low on taste. Heavy carbonation.
SpokaneDan profile pictureSpokaneDan - September 3, 2012
Very intense beer! There are a lot of different flavors going on. The tasting notes by the brewer are pretty spot on: tobacco vanilla chocolate cherry roasty. The body is thick but smooth. I would recommend! Worth the money if you are wanting a unique beer experience! One of a kind beer
orchid profile pictureorchid - August 31, 2012
Ibu: 82 aged 12 months/barrel color:167 srm It says you can age this as well but I'm drinking now. Chocolates vanilla bourbon coffee robust big yet soft thick yet smooth.
orchid profile pictureorchid - August 31, 2012
Ibu: 82 aged 12 months/barrel color:167 srm It says you can age this as well but I'm drinking now. Chocolates vanilla bourbon coffee robust big yet soft thick yet smooth.
crushingbelial@yahoo.com profile picturecrushingbelial@yahoo.com - August 30, 2012
Chocolatey. Very potent
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