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Big John

11.5% ABV. American Double Imperial Stout from Goose Island brewing in Chicago, IL. Acquired through trade. Poured from bomber (bottled 03/25/11) into a tulip glass. Pours a thick brown-black with nice tan head and lacing that lasts throughout the session. Aroma of dark fruits, roast, sweet chocolate, and cocoa nibs. Big sweet taste of malts, licorice, cocoa and dark fruits. Palate thick and oily, a little sticky with medium carbonation. Bittersweet finish with alcohol burn and minimal hops. This is a big, sweet imperial stout that I wished I cellared a little longer as I bet this will age nicely (thank goodness I recently acquired one as an extra through trade). The label indicates that this beer would develop well over a five year span.
theBeerAuthority: B+
Locally Available (in metro DC)? No.

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