Imperial Stout Appreciation Thread (2022)

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  1. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    I read that as , "im about to cut into it with the second wife" and went :beer::heavymetal::heavymetal:Hell Yea!
     
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  2. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Single bottles for 40 dollars?! Yikes. AFAIK Mine was kept at 55° since 2017 . 0 oxidation .
    @Beersnake1 I haven't had a BCBS in 2 years( i had one at a friends viewing, but don't count that cuz i was 3 BA Bombers of other beers in) and this one was ...Great.I can see why they are hyped. Barrel presence coming through extremely well, notes of semi sweet chocolate, caramel and vanilla . Light notes of milk powder( not in a bad way) that reminded me of hot chocolate.
    Fucker was a smooth drink for the ABV.
    Wouldn't pay $40 dollars for one ever so don't feel bad @VodkaPong87 it's not worth that.
     
  3. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (12,574) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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  4. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (3,022) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    nah. She knows there will be no second wife. I have opted for a bunch of concubines. :grin:
     
  5. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

    delicious stout, reminds me BCBS
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  6. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    2022 Cafe Deth
    courtesy of Kevin.
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  7. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    This and that Privyet(sp?) always look tempting!
     
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  8. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

    I wish I can try all the variants and barrels... Privet base stout for this one... abv dif 11% to 14%
     
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  9. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,380) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Nice!!
     
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  10. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,380) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Prompted by @Resistance88 and his recent bottle, I decided to open my last 2012 Bourbon County. In fact, this is also my last small bottle. This was purchased by me and stored in cellar conditions since new. Bottled just over 10 years ago.

    The nose is quite different from when fresh. Very strong bourbon, a touch of soy sauce, and some chocolate. Fairly one-dimensional, and definitely dominated by bourbon. The taste is MUCH better than the nose. Big roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, a bit of coffee, dark fruit, and some brown sugar. Very nice, but totally different from fresh. Interesting experience.

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  11. WickedBeer

    WickedBeer Poo-Bah (2,763) Sep 23, 2015 Alabama
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    Glad to hear this one still retained some dignity! Cheers!
     
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  12. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

  13. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    what camera do you use for these:joy:
    you better NOT say iphone
     
  14. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (3,022) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    I was wondering the same thing! And, worried about the cat.
     
  15. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (4,598) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    sazerac rye whiskey barrel-aged black magick from voodoo. really enjoyed this one. the rye barrels were a great fit for the black magick base stout. cheers!
     
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  16. VodkaPong87

    VodkaPong87 Aspirant (235) Oct 9, 2020 Connecticut
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    Getting ready for Friday. This is the best vintage I’ve had (2016-2021). Hearing good things about 2022

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  17. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    I've got a Black Magick Variant that I need to drink soon.
     
  18. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (4,598) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    i would guess you’ll like them. not at all sweet, more earthy and never any shortage of barrel. thick and sturdy. good stuff.
     
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  19. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

    ahahaha)))
    Canon eos 60d + glass canon 50mm f1.4
     
  20. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,661) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Very nice tasting glass my friend! :grinning:
     
  21. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,182) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    Attended a birthday party on Sunday for my wife's aunt about 50 miles south of home. Across the street was a Binnys.....lo and behold they had Ten-Fidy and Narwhal on the shelves.......the local Binnys (I have 3) have told me it wasn't brewed this year, or they can't get it.......I know they were brewed......
    Yesterday's Imperial Stout
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    Today's Imperial Stout!
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    I'm a happy camper!
     
  22. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,182) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    IMHO, it's better!
     
  23. arizcards

    arizcards Poo-Bah (5,633) Jun 11, 2003 North Carolina
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    Enjoying a Jackie O's Negro. Excellent BBA Stout with adjuncts i totally enjoy!
    Cheers!
    Tom

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  24. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (3,022) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    So! While posting this over in the Pumpkin Beer Appreciation thread, it dawned on me that it just might antagonize some of my friends over here. And I’m far short of my quota this week.

    Warlock - Southern Tier

    This is a fun beer, and used to be a favorite within the Pumpkin Beer style.

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    Nice roasted malt mixed with graham crackers, gingerbread, and cinnamon. It has a café laté aroma that tastes like black coffee and barker’s chocolate. The mouthfeel is somewhere between velvet and whipped cream. At 8.6% abv, it seems a bit light, but then again the label clearly states, “Imperial Pumpkin Stout.”
     
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  25. ESHBG

    ESHBG Devotee (453) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout - Pours a dark black with a nice creamy, chocolate-y head. Smell is just a tad sweet (mostly from the alcohol) and it reminds me of dark chocolate or baker's chocolate. Taste is delicious, velvety smooth, dark chocolate, a touch sweet from the alcohol but not too much and ends on the drier end. But 10%, where!? Not boozy at all and dangerously drinkable for as big as this beer is.

    I have yet to come across an IS that I didn't like and this is no exception. This would age well but I can't imagine the flavors getting much better than now, as this isn't a hoppier Imperial Stout that would benefit from some mellowing. Budmo!
     
  26. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (4,598) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    definitely on the sweeter side and the adjuncts cover up the barrel until it gets right at room temp, but highly enjoyable. cheers!
     
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  27. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (8,987) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    The Alchemist - Luscious. I'm glad I picked up two 4-packs of this when I was at the brewery. I had never had before, but it's a great example of the style - huge aroma and flavor of dark cocoa, touch of smoke, molasses, and black licorice. not overly sweet, and silky smooth viscous mouthfeel.
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  28. Nugganooch

    Nugganooch Poo-Bah (2,440) Jan 13, 2011 California
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    2022 Santa's Little Helper
    Brewed with Hazelnut & Coffee :beers::beers:
     
  29. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Drinking Stone Imperial Stout
    Their Blackened Friday is coming this week and they're gonna have a bunch of Wootstout and 2018 Fyodor along with Xocoveza and Imperial Stout. . .
    RIP My Liver
     
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  30. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Defender (691) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    [​IMG]I’m loving it that Grimm is shipping direct to PA!! My first purchase was this gem! “Double Negative “ Imperial Stout!
     
  31. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    The Infamous MacArthur Park at sunset

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  32. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Defender (691) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Awesome pic!
     
  33. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (3,022) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Great minds. My first thought was the song, not that version, but still.
     
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  34. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Defender (691) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Indeed! I never knew how multi- talented the original Dumbldore was!:sunglasses:
     
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  35. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (3,022) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Is that really the same guy? That’s cool.
     
  36. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Defender (691) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Yep. He was Dumbledore in the first two movies. He also was Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator amongst many other roles!
     
  37. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT Poo-Bah (1,938) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Blackened Liver Friday (BLF).

    :fire::heavymetal::skull::heavymetal::fire:
     
  38. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (651) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Currently smoking my liver
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  39. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Poo-Bah (1,553) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    Willetized 2020. Drinking like the champ it is.

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  40. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (4,598) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    night cap. 2022 Half Acre Benthic. think i liked the vanilla a bit more but this is still solid. coconut kind of covers up the coffee but it’s really quite balanced between the two additives and the barrel. cheers!
     
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