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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewer’s Choice, debuted at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011. A Russian Imperial Stout. Breakfast of champions, just add pancakes. Made with real maple syrup and a super secret brewers’ ingredient.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlruthven (542) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
5 oz pour at Dexter’s Pub, pre-GTMW. Oily, viscous black pour with dark espresso-colored head. Okay lacing, thick ribbons of alcohol legs. Huge maple syrup on the nose, also big on the coffee, barrel notes, and brown sugar. Super, super sweet: more maple syrup, molasses, fresh black coffee, some rich chocolate in there as well. I imagine this is what CBS sort of tastes like. Either way, a really excellent beer, if cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2443) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served side by side with KBBS and Assassin. The beer is dark brown with an oily thin head. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla and coffee. Oak and whiskey. Mild heat. Huge malt bill with bourbon atop coffee. Roast character throughout and quite smooth on the palate. My least favorite of the three and it’s still world class. What?!?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1277) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at dexters. Insane amount of coffee. Maple syrup. Thick as hell. Amazing. Nothing else to say.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (420) - - AUG 8, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks a ton Matt! Pours a near black with slight purple hues on the rim. Head is thin and mainly on the edge. Aroma is maple syrup poured over roasted malt, pancakes, and dark fruit syrup. Flavor is breakfast in a glass - smoky roasted malt, maple syrup, all balanced with a super secret brewers’ ingredient. Muted carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel, and delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is an intense coffee, maple, oak, one of the best smelling beers I have ever come across. Thick mouthfeel with strong roast, maple flavor that lingers, strong coffee bean, and sweet syrupy finish. Wow, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Backlog from RBSG 2014. Bottle shared by Adam I believe. Pour is stark black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasty and coffee with a dark chocolate undertone. The blend of all this in the nose was just amazing. All seemed to be there and work in harmony rather than fight for attention. Upon sampling the flavors are all intense and complimentary. Coffee, chocolate, light roast, but way short of burnt or astringent. A thick chewy mouthfeel, but not overly sweet or cloying. Didn’t really get much maple syrup, but otherwise this was a fantastic beer. Thanks!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (6274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Black color. Thin brown ring of head. Good bits of lace. Good chewy texture, bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, good mild warmth, nothing bothersome at all. Wow, love that maple, and dark chocolate, and coffee roast. Hint of smoke. Oh my goodness, I love this aroma. Wow wow wow wow. Totally my style. Best stout I’ve had since the 1st stout that blew my mind, FBS. Such good shit here. Hint of savory smoke even. a little bit of a maple syrup covered sausage patty factor here. holy shit, so good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3785) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle - Lots of dark roast coffee bean. Jet black with a rich brown head. Roast coffee, nice syrup sweetness to balance bitterness and a finish that will last the day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (570) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Again shared by the Adam. Thick black oily pour, mocha head. Aroma of maple syrup, coffee, and chocolate. Taste, chocolate, maple syrup, thick mouthfeel, smooth decadent finish. Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6834) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle pours out with a deep dark-void like body that spins up some staining on the side of the glass and supports a minimal head. The aroma comes across as oily rich dark roasted coffee goodness that has an espresso sense to it and also has thin supporting snippets of chocolate and molasses. The taste is similar with rich oily dark roasted coffee to espresso blending into a pleasing mix of molasses, chocolate and dark roasted malts. This is very nectar like and rich and wonderful where the whole thing just comes alive and begs to be dispatched of in an unhurried fashion. Terrific sipper if there ever was one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Sampled @ Woodshed 3.0! Dak, once again, came through with this one! Pitch black pour with a creamy caramel cap that left a dense coating inside the glass. Rich fudge, Canadian maple syrup, a light dusting of cinnamon, vanilla cake, graham crackers, and waffle batter. Like eating a See’s Candy Milk Chocolate Bordeaux. Breakfast in a bottle!

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