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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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"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."


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
damn good beer, thanks to gt for this badboy! very tasty, awesome pour with orange foam, nice coffee aroma, huge coffee bourbon flovor. nice and smooth but bold on the palate. excellent stuff no question.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bomber from Steve Klenk. Pours deep black with minimal off-khaki head. Nose is patent malt, roasty coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oaty. Tastes rich, malty, with well balanced coffee, great vanilla, oaky lactic bourbon, and blackberry notes. This one is delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
The aroma is smoky, coffee, and sweet roasty malts with the bourbon alcohol notes.. It pours dark oil with a biege creamy head. The flavors of sweet and roasty malts with some leather notes, but ends smoothly on the palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by lushawn- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a dark, opaque brown color with a small brown ring for a head. Aroma of dry wood, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, milk powder, grape skins, and minerals. Flavor of vanilla, caramel malts, oak, coffee, bourbon, molasses, dark fruits, cocoa powder, and toasted brown sugar. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet, roasty mouthfeel. Surprisingly dry. Nice bourbon barrel imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 bottle from ksurkin- thanks again KEN! deep brown with a small frothy tan head. aroma of sweet bourbony booze, sweet figs, and molasses. taste is sweet bourbon, milk chocolate, booze, and light roast. big sweet bourbon, molasses, and fig beer. sweet doughy cocoa. big body. creamy. not bad, but a bit too sweet for my liking. sweet milky bourbon dominates. good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bomber. The pour is black at the center, with glints of mahogany translucency at the outer reaches. A vigorous pour conjures up a frothy, whipped head of light brown foam. Showing pronounced, bubbly edges and a thin but persistent center film, the head leaves wet spots of lacing all over the glass. The nose is silky smooth, showing a rich, deep, dark chocolate malt base with layers of dark caramel, vanilla fudge, and sweet, soft bourbon. Iced mocha comes across sweet, not at all roasty, and there’s a hefty dose of lactic milk sugar throughout. Alcohol is present, yet sufficiently covered by the richness of all the varied sweet malt. Flavors follow suit, lush and decadent, dessert-like to the max. Straightforward dark and milk chocolates are bracketed by caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Bourbon is again easy going, imparting more caramel and vanilla than booze. Fudgy, and seemingly void of any hop character, this is a mighty tasty brew, but I really had to struggle through a full bomber, what with all the sugars. There’s little in terms of balance here. The palate is big and rich, thick with sugar, and light on carbonation. There’s a silky, whipped sort of feel to it, and the finish comes across smooth, moving towards sticky after the swallow. I’d like to see this in 5 oz. nip bottles, because I think there’s a real place for it in the hedonistic dessert beer genre, but it’s very much a "once in a blue moon" type of beer, for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Big thanks to dkachur for this! Poured black with a small dark brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma had a nice mixture of dark grains, dark fruit, coffee and a bourbon backing. Flavor began with dark fruit and roasted malts, but a coffee note grew with a nice backing bourbon note throughout to give the beer a bit of sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours really thick and black. Alcohol and roasted coffee aromas. Definite roasted bitter coffee flavor profile along with an alcohol aftertaste. Develops a dried fruit & raisin notes after a warming. Overall, not bad easy drinking and good for sipping.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle, thanks Ken. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, brown sugar/caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is coffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate, with a pleasant sweetness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 22oz bottle thanks to Kan for sharing. Pours black with a thin head. An aroma of rich coffee chocolate and burnt malts. Sweet malts burnt roasted malt flavors. A good amount of coffee and sweetness. 7/3/7/3/14. Not bad Thanks to drew for this. Oily black. Some cherrIes coffee chocolate bourbon caramel and a little grass. Sweet bakers chocolate flavors. So vmuch bakers chocolate. Thin dry with an odd fruit finish. Thanks Drew. 7/4/7/3/14


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