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RATINGS: 1786   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 2012 bottling. Fantastic stuff. Nice warm bourbon aroma. Great balance of bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Not as heavy on the bourbon as some of the others, but this does have some age on it. The coffee held up remarkably well, i thought that would fade out over time.

Re rate with 13 bottle. For some reason, this years batch didnít impress. A little thin, bourbon was a bit light. I guess when I had it the first time I was a bit new to the BA stout scene, and now Iíve had a lot that impress me more.

14 another year and Iím even less impressed. Thin and weak. If this were a shelf 6 pack Iíd put it next to black butte porter. Not worth the hype or price.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1670) - USA - JUL 5, 2014
Dark black pour with tan head... Amazing bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt aroma... Flavor is fairly mild, not terribly boozy or rich for that matter... Decent, little disappointed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewHaMeister (151) - - JUL 4, 2014
A big Thank You to Bytemesis! Simply amazing. 12oz bottle pours pitch black with a two finger head and motor oil lacing. Aromas of coffee, rich chocolate, leather, caramel, herbs, and vanilla. Slight alcohol notes but not overpowering. Delicious!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 4, 2014
Big thinks to thoor84 for this treat! Pitch black, almost no head. Huge whiff of vanilla, sweets, slight bourbon. Very smooth palate, sweet, with vanilla dominating, subtle booze and bourbon. Very good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
pours dark brown with minimal head. aroma is bourbon some coffee. taste is bourbon with bitter dark chocolate with some coffee and vanilla and barrel thrown together. there is alot going on with this beer. great beer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Johann13 (2) - Wolverine Lake, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
This is quite possibly the best all around desert stout out there. Also pairs well with a cigar and is well worth the search to find

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (258) - Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This 2014 batch was exceptionally smooth fresh offering the obvious components of bourbon barrel, chocolatey imperial stout, and coffee, compared to a three month aged version and a 2011 version, I canít see any reason to age this, a touch more complexity was created after three years along with a slightly less enjoyable texture, Iíll keep future vintages in the fridge and drink them within the year

3/4" medium khaki frothy to somewhat smooth head settling to a solid ring with a frothy island and a short peninsula and dot of lace over a black body with miniscule dark honey highlights

Spirit forward chocolatey barrel with accents of coffee, cherry, pie crust, date, plumb, and raisin with a juicy spirit influence flowing back in to take control of the finish on a well carbonated coating medium plus body, this one was significantly more silky and integrated with a heavier weight on release week

An enjoyable chocolate syrup drenched oak and spirit laced residual trails off to traces of vanilla and dark fruit

2011 offers amplified dark fruit components, blueberries and raisins glowing against barrel, subtle spirit, and dark chocolate, cola finish

12oz bottles into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkPine (14) - - JUN 21, 2014
Would prefer just a tad more coffee taste. Great balance of bourbon and all other flavors. Delicious aroma that tempts you to taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2045) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft at railroad. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has tons of chocolate, vanilla, oak. The taste has plenty of barrel, chocolate coffee, huge palate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mark_Eck (367) - - JUN 18, 2014
Amazing beer with a massive coffee, bourbon, and chocolate party in my mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (108) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle marked 2010. Pours thick dark brown. Mostly flat. I loved the aroma. Vanilla, cream, cherries, wood. Not much coffee, though. A little more coffee in the taste, but still subdued. Itís a rich, roasty, dark chocolate sort of flavor. A little peppery burn in the back of the mouth. Great. Would love to try fresher.


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