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RATINGS: 1850   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlruthven (562) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
On tap at the Glass Nickel during Craft Beer Week in Madison. Pours inky black, with a mocha-colored head that dissipates to spotty foam. Thick, luxurious lacing. Nose is a perfect melange of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and sweet bourbon. Taste follows: big, big coffee, with more well-crafted barrel notes, both dark and milk chocolates. Prominent vanilla tones from the barrel. My first time trying it. Lived up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
justkoehn (16) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Thick lacing but little head. Bourbon aroma. Strong alcohol with chocolate taste but aftertaste is cut with warm flavors of chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warped_Silver (86) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
First off, bottle is 8mos old. Pours motor oil black with brown/tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, and stale coffee. I've had this on tap and coffee aroma was amazing! This bottle is old and shows in the coffee aroma. Taste is bourbon up front with coffee, vanilla, licorice and chocolate. Sweet but not cloying. Mouthfeel is amazing! Thick, silky, and smooth. Overall one of my favorites. Much better fresh but better than most on a bad day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nisse666 (4504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Draught at BAJT cons 2014-12-08 Göteborg - Boy neen waiting for this one for ever ;) AR: folral vanilla, bourbon barrels, dark bitter chocolate, home brewed coffee with a dash of milk AP: pitch black, stoughty breay F: chocolate milk bar, coffee con latche, wee bubbly soft carbonation, medium + bitterness. caramel fudgy, hot chocolate warming feeling, finishes long lasting flavours of milk choclate infused with bourbon vanilla - Great Brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mallons72 (170) - livonia, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Almost the perfect beer. Balance, oak, aroma, bourbon........all just a shade below goose bcbs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ireland8325 (1) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
Found this beer this summer at Wold of beer in. Key west brought 3 home with me to share with friends good brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erikh04 (133) - - NOV 28, 2014
I actually waited in line for this beer just to get 2 12 oz bottles. I love bourbon barrel stouts and I am a big fan of breakfast stout. This one is amazing. Very smooth. Just enough bourbon taste. Wish I could get more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - NOV 26, 2014
355ml bottle at home. Black color with nice creamy frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, lot of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, light dark fruit notes, wood - bourbon whiskey alcoholic. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasted again, more chocolate than the aroma, sweet and milk chocolate, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, coffee, wood, bourbon. Medium to full silky creamy body with soft carbonation and bitter chocolate alcoholic finish. One bottle is not enough!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
glfuller (2) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Wonderful beer but was a little light on body. Deep dark with creamy tan head out of the bottle. All the notes are there. Coffee chocolate roast grains bourbon and deep oak notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (283) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
Bottles from Greg, thank you very much! Pours an oily, almost complete black color, with nearly no head. The nose is defined by creamy chocolate aromas, with loads of bitter ground coffee, accompanied by a wooden bourbon note, very well integrated into the body of the beer. Begins with toffeish malts and a pungent bourbon bite , followed by a gentle wooden note and a supportive coffee infusion, accompanied by smooth, creamy milk chocolate. Vanilla provides a delicate peak to the foundation of the beer, which gets perfectly along with the sweeter, toffeish part of the brew, while also calming the alcohol burn. The coffee falls off soon, as we paired the ’14 version next to the ’12, developing in a very pleasant way above the sweeter notes, followed by a hint of Bourbon. The older version, while missing the coffee, blends the different flavor directions more carefully, adding many layers, which are related to each other to the taste, also the Bourbon is more recognizable. Finishes with wooden, sweeter malts, still extremely smooth on the palate, while the recent version adds a slick, well integrated coffee bitterness, among a sharp boozy echo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sitzds (318) - - NOV 10, 2014
12oz bottle poured into red solo cup for the short-notice share with Justin and Morgan in FL. Black body with a thin brown head that fades to a wisp and ring. Aroma is as advertised, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, coconut and char from the barrel, solid roast malts. Flavor is excellent as well - sweet coffee and cocoa, moderate coffee and roasty bitterness. Medium-plus body, creamy, thick texture, soft carbonation, boozy bitterness on the finish.

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