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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"This is our Coffeehouse Stout amped up to 8% abv and aged for a couple of months in Virginia Gentleman Reserve Bourbon Barrels. Another unique AleWerks beer which blends the rich, coffee-milk stout flavors with those of vanilla and bourbon."


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Cheers! Pours oily black-brown with a tan foam head. The aroma holds milk chocolate, light coffee. Rich flavor, moderately sweet, with nice chocolate and creamy coffee character. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, with light warmth, continuing hearty cocoa, milky coffee, mellow earthy bitterness. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bomber from ksurkin, thanks bro. Poured a pitch black silky body with a tiny ass light beige head. Aroma is sweet sugary bourbon, dark fruit skins, sugary, plum and prune, seems almost vinous, burnt marshmallows. Flavor isnt as sweet, burnt toast, dark fruits, sweet bourbon, very light sweet coffee notes. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Solid but hoping for more.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (474) - - NOV 15, 2015
Oh, another amazing beer by Alewerks? Didn’t see that coming. This is like desert in a bottle. Aroma is huge amounts of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and vanilla. Absolutely dark as night. This tastes like someone took a piece of chocolate cake and drowned it in coffee, vanilla then poured bourbon all over it to finish it off. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s sweet but not cloying. I can see something like this getting way too sweet and rich, but the bourbon cuts that. The said bourbon isn’t overpowering. I’m not a huge fan of bourbon barrel beers, but this one and their bourbon barrel porter are both excellent. This one isn’t as heavy on the bourbon as the porter in my opinion. Overall this is a solid BBS. I love the beers Alewerks brews, I’m glad they’re so consistent. Cheers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3083) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Brow bomber, bottled on June 30, 2015 at Rustico Ballston. Black with very small beige head. Aroma is roasty & Bourbon, thick body, creamy texture, medium carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is roasty, bourbon, dark chocolate, some vanilla, and dry finish. This good, but really heavy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Nice, rich coffee aroma. The flavor adds chocolate, lactose, vanilla, light oak and a hint of bourbon. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5703) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, light coconut and oak, bourbon. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Always enjoy this one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2522) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bomber->snifter. Black with small lite brown head. A: huge coffee with chocolate malt, hints of bourbon. T: bourbon over coffee, chocolate. Some spice on the end. Rich, smooth. Tons of coffee in the finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: black, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: chocolate, coffee, coffee liqueur; mouth: chocolate, coffee, coffee liqueur, light hops, finale in coffee with presence of coffee liqueur, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, mildly sweet, lightly liqueur-like texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : chocolat, café, liqueur de café; bouche : chocolat, café, liqueur de café, léger houblon, finale en café avec présence de liqueur de café, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement liquoreuse; en résumé : correct

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Poured from the keg at the "Bucket Trade" in Chester, VA. Aroma- Nice coffee aroma with a chocolate follow through. Appearance- The brew is black with a small brown head. Taste- Has a nice malt and bourbon flavor with a hint of coffee. Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. It has a slightly oily texture that compliments the flavor. Overall- A real good find, I would drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10280) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, coffee, bourbon, taste is similar, rich, vanilla.


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