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RATINGS: 2291   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours near black with a small foamy head. Decent lacing for a high abv. brew. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, vanilla and a bit of chocolate. Taste is much the same, with a touch of alcohol. Full body. Rich and creamy with a nice bite. The bourbon doesn’t over power anything in this. I got a bottle and held on to it for a year, Damn good beer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsen1635 (569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is fresh and powerful with roasted coffee, raw liquorice and bourbon. Taste is very balanced and round with a bit of dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Full body and low carbonation

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vighals (2836) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016
Svart med fingerhøyt lys brunt skum. Lukter whiskey, vanilje, trevirke, fløte og espresso. Fyldig. Whiskey dominerer også i smak. Salt lakris, vanilje og tørket fruktsødme. Alkohol, kakao og whiskey i avslutningen. Tørr

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. The beer has got a deep black colour with a smooth body and small steady head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, hot cocoa, malt, barrel, rum, woods, dark fruits. Intense finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (332) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 24, 2016
Notas principales a Bourbon, café y choccolate. De color completamente negro, cuerpo redondo, corona de espuma abundante de buena retención. En boca equilibrada, a la vez compleja y llena de sabor. Al paladar es exquisita. Notas intensas a Bourbon, café y chocolate. Algo de madera y frutos secos. A la vez muy fácil de beber y equilibrada en cuanto a los sabores. En resumen excelente cerveza. No cabe duda que la guarda en barrica le viene de maravilla

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (578) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottled 11 Feb 2016, 12.4% ABV. Completely impenetrable black with small tight creamy and persistent mocha head. The chocolate, oak and bourbon are immediately apparent in the aroma, with vanilla and some red wine notes. The taste is rich and decadent - big port wine, dark chocolate, big creaminess, bourbon, oak, vanilla, a little licoriced, dry spicy and earthy hop finish. Surprisingly but not unwelcome, the coffee isn’t really noticeable. Full bodied and creamy. Was sceptical but this does live up to most of the hype and I’m excited what a bit more age will do to my second bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (424) - - JUN 20, 2016
1/3 pint, keg. Pours black with a medium thick brown head subsiding quick but slowing down to leave a nice layer of brown foam. Scent is dense dark roasted cappuccino and light amounts of chocolate as well as maybe tobacco. Taste is dense chocolate and light orange peel, light vanilla, and light caramel. Bubblegum. Little bit of capsaicin. Maybe rosemary. Mouthful is ultra creamy. Ice cream. Finish is a little bit sticky and very smooth with a light bite. Utterly excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2016
Almost dark tan head, that lasted the journey, on a black body. The aroma was a mixture of dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla and hints of smoke. In the taste I noticed rich smooth chocolate, hints of liquorice, coffee, all in balance, full in body but not prominent, very well balanced Imperial Stout. Very wary of all the hype for a long time and have been chasing it for also a very long time, not disappointed and well the worth it, unfortunately I only the got one bottle, as did my customers!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hamilton_w (184) - - JUN 20, 2016
Shared with other people in plastic cups. Medium dark tan head, dark brown color. Strong flavor, coco, coffee, caramel, roasted aroma and taste. Full body, creamy texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1280) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2016
(35 cl bottle courtesy of Tsekouratos, thanks! Bottled: 02/11/2015) Poured at fridge temperature (meter says 13 degrees celsius at surface) into a Rochefort goblet reveals a pitch black body with one finger of toffee head that subsides fairly quickly leaving film and lace. Aroma has notes of dark fruit, toffee, oak and coconut/vanilla/bourbon. The aroma does not in itself betray the high ABV. In the mouth the brew comes across as softly carbonated, with definite roasted notes on the palate and an assertive alcohol warming finish. The body is full but it’s balanced by the alcohol astringency and a bit of bitterness. The texture is oily. The flavour is sweet, slightly ascerbic and somewhat boozy. Definitely a sipper with a bit of a snakebite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2016
Looks.. Think black oil, sml brown head. Smells..choc, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Tastes..plenty of choc, roasty malts, bourbon barrel, oak and vanilla. Everything it says it is.


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