Imagine | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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4.29/5
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98 Ratings
ImagineImagine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Matured 9 & 21 months in bourbon barrels.

40 cases produced, released at the pub every other year, most recently November 2011.

Added by OakedCanuck on 11-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,736
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
98
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 31
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours fudge brown and flat; bubbles form from the strength of the pour but fade away presently

Smell: Chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, Bourbon and oak

Taste: Bourbon forward, with chocolate, dark fruit and cherry tones prominent; hints of vanilla, smoke and oak, through the middle, with the Bourbon dominating the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and flat; warmth in the gullet

Overall: Received from a forgotten BA in a trade some time ago and aged, due to the high ABV; likely 2013 (or earlier, but no way of knowing); the lack of carbonation is not all that surprising for a high ABV beer but, even if the carbonation were better, I am not sure that I would have warmed to this beer

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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. Black body. Thin collar. Smells of strong bourbon. Nutty malts. Milk chocolate. Tastes of milk chocolate, booze, nutty malts and oak. Pretty sweet. Quite boozy. Heavy. Low carbonation. Tasty.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%

Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly tart cocoa, dark fruit, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice bourbon barrel aged characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of treznor
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of mantissa
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of dfhhead25
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Imagine from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 98 ratings