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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewerís 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 brewersí ingredient.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlruthven (562) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
5 oz pour at Dexterís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesd5 (1) - - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
Great beer, I was really into it!!!!!!!! I would recommend this beer to anyone!!!!!!!&#

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3523) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Sampled at GTMW 2014. Pours a dark black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, sugar. Flavor is very sweet with mild roast and dark malt bitterness towards the back end. Thick chewy mouthfeel, with creeping roast in the finish. This is too sweet for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (313) - GREECE - SEP 22, 2014
330ml bottle at home, thanks AntonFred! Black color with small dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, a looot of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, a little bit spicy (like cinnamon?). Taste is roasted malty, heavy sweet, chocolate and vanilla and heavy bitter, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Full body, silky creamy thick, soft to flat carbonation, with very long bitter coffee and dark chocolate aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2014
So the time is upon us where one rater has 100 more Iowa ratings than anyone else on the website. Enormous thanks to TheAlum for providing a bit of the beer to mark such an occasion.

So this one pours an inky black with a nice head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is super sweet, chocolaty, vanilla and booze forward, with a good bit of coffee to it as well. Iím not really doing it justice there, but itís just impossibly rich smelling, inviting, brooding... etc.

The flavor is rich & sweet, generally huge with a bunch of dark chocolate & coffee. It seems a bit odd, but I swear I got a touch of like a floral bitterness to it too, Iím not sure what thatís about,, but it was nice enough either way and provided not so much a balance, but a curious pleasant note that took the beer in a slightly less brooding direction.

The mouthfeel is totally tongue coating & huge without being annoyingly gigantic.
way way fun.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest on 08/09/2014: Pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head that recedes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and cocoa. Full-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, sweet maple and coffee. The finish is sweet with a graham cracker and maple aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mindwarp (89) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014
From memory from The Great Taste Of The Midwest in Madison. On tap poured a dark brown with a strong maple syrup aroma and brown head. Taste is strong maple syrup and coffee. I donít like coffee and the maple flavor tames the coffee flavor, and the coffee tames the maple flavor, than throw in some stout and there you go. I remember thinking where are the pancakes, but it isnít really thick enough for that. That was the best beer I have ever had, period.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2658) - 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 itís still world class. What?!?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1515) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at dexters. Insane amount of coffee. Maple syrup. Thick as hell. Amazing. Nothing else to say.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (515) - - 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 brewersí ingredient. Muted carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel, and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3879) - 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.


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