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RATINGS: 2147   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.


AndresTM's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (423) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Hot, hot, hot aroma of bourbon, all kinds of chocolates, fudge, burnt sugar, and dark, roasted malts with coffee, vanilla, and wood undertones. It is powerful, yet somehow quite comforting. The taste obeys every aroma note and has a powerful, complex finish of strong roasted malts, caramel, and booze. I think the bourbon component definitely overpowered the coffee component in this one. The palate is, like that of all Founders stouts, wonderfully thick. This is a sipper, if there ever was one, although I could sit and sip this stuff all day long. In fact, I think I went through all the five stages upon realizing that my bottle had a finite amount of it. What a pants-sh*ttingly extraordinary beer. A stout manís stout.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (517) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 7, 2016
Strong aroma of coffee, a Lot of coffee followed immediately by a big cocoa nibs, a little bit of vanilla, maybe just a suggestion, riminiscence of milkshake, then oak, bourbon Pure black with a beige head, that disappear not so quicley. Yeah, a Lot of coffee in the mouth, just a Lot of coffee. Then cocoa , strong bourbon notes, oak presence, cherry hint, pocket coffee like aftertaste, And finally a hint of vanilla. Not so sweet like i expected, but so dry. A great beer that lacks in sweetness. With a little touche of vanilla this could be the best beer ever in my experiences. Good mouthfeel, silky/oily texiture, medium to big body. Aftertaste is almoust infinite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geraldusek89 (24) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bourbon. Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon. A tad bit too much bourbon, but delicious nonetheless. Huge bourbon, chocolate, licorice aroma. Palate is a boozy plum with burnt chocolate notes. Mouth feel is strong upfront with a cooling alcohol burn that lingers and is quite pleasing. So happy to finally try this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bike4beer (2) - - FEB 4, 2016 does not count
What a beer! Despite the hefty amount of alcohol it drinks smooth, dark with gracious amounts of bourbon and coffee and vanilla notes.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2016
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
Fantastic stuff from Founders & well worth the wait, Iím glad I picked up 2 bottles at the time. Full of flavour & quite complex with dark, ripe fruits & an oak sweetness on top of the excellent roasted flavours & dark malts. I enjoyed the warming alcohol touches that gave the beer a nice kick & despite the strength it still proved an easier than expected beer to drink. A beautiful beer & one of the best I think Iíve tried, Iím definitely looking forward to trying this one again now.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (871) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Two words Bur Bon. In the aroma in the flavor Kentucky through and through. Malt undertone mellows it out a bit and adds a slight sweet flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1548) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
An awesome bourbon barreled stout. Pours a beautiful deep black with a tan head. Smells great, vanilla and bourbon and mint. More of this in the taste, lots of vanilla and coffee and mint, with bourbon in the finish. Had on tap at 0L bottleshop.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rekvium (340) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
From bottle, thanks a lot Orla!!! Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, light licorice, bourbon, dark fruits, this baby has got it all! Taste is an explosion of goodness, vanilla, bourbon, woody finish, light chocolate, roasted malts, so f*cking well balanced!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
svandyke (137) - USA - JAN 28, 2016
8oz pour- I wish I could wake up to this every morning. It is the amazing coffee and bourbon smell. The taste is so well blended it is ludicrous. Amazing beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aherbelste (29) - - JAN 22, 2016
Excellent. no words to describe how tasty and delicious this Imperial Stout is. Coffee, vanilla, alcohol. Bitter and sweet. Perfect.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jehoesefat (346) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Chocolate and coffee aroma. Pours deep black with a tan head. Great flavor, lots of coffee bitterness and a hint of vanilla.


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