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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hair6a11 (1415) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 Bottle; Pour is oily dark brown/black with a fine bubbled khaki head on the average side, with some mild lacing in this snifter. The nose on this one was ridiculous; bourbon, chocolate malts, maple syrup..... brown sugars.... licorice. Fuck yes... this is fantastic. The flavor profile morphs like perhaps no beer Iíve ever had. A different tasting note keeps cropping up through the temperature process. Here goes ; roast (coffee beans), cocoa, licorice, anise, smoke, maple syrup, dark chocolate, and brown sugar. Surprisingly.. itís not as thick as I was expecting... drinkable as hell with that said. Wow.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (468) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2015
Smell is chocolate malt, booze, and bourbon. Taste is pretty much the same with some coffee/dark chocolate bitterness and some maple sweetness. Too boozy while cold, but warm, the other flavors really shine. Thick, full body with some slight foam.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft @ Dash-In. Boozy oaky bourbon, chocolate, and dark fruit aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Big rich dark chocolate, oaky bourbon, dark roasty malt, vanilla, and dark fruit flavor. Full creamy body, moderate carbonation. Iíve been trying to get a taste of this one for almost 6 years, and it was a bit of a let down. It was very good, but definitely did not live up to all of the hype for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2015
Growler at home with my wife, courtesy of PhillyCraft. Huge thanks man! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan-colored head and good lacing. Deep roasted coffee beans, cocoa nibs, ripe earthiness, sweet maple syrup, light alcohol, woody notes, shaved coconut, and caramel in the aroma. Awesome! Taste is earthy coffee, toasted malt, big coconut, maple syrup, light toffee, caramel, chocolate, light lacto, and wood with a semi-bitter finish. Not a thin mouthfeel, but thinner than I would have imagined - soft carbonation. Pretty delicious stuff, but I canít quite taste the rareness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2015
On tap at dash in. Pours a dark oily black with a thin khaki head. Big bourbon chocolate vanilla and caramel. Great stout.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5207) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
sample @ EBF 2015. unclear very dark brown with a frothy and creamy beige head, good retention and strong lacing. smoky roastiness, burnt malts - toffee, coffee and cream - double double as in overdonely cloying, chocolate-covered shiitakes, some resin and minerals. light carboantion, full body - syrupy and smooth; warming, sticky, cloying and smoky-woody-resinous finish. complex for sure, but hard to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Couch0508 (44) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
Holy crap is this smooth. It will sneak up on you for sure. Kbs is complete garbage compared to this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (976) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2015
Tap at the owl farm. Pitch black pour. Chocolate, coffee, mint, maple syrup, vanilla. Smooth and complex. Acidity, sweetness, oak, sourness, alcohol all blended well. Full body. So smooth and big vanilla finish. Awesome

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Deep black body with a short brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses. Hint of oak and alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Full body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Super maple-sugary sweet with a hot alcohol finish. But nice tastes of chocolate and bourbon with coffee in the background. The super sweetness muddles the complexity of the flavors on the tongue. Still, a nice sipper. Thanks wnoble.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
strongpieman (1574) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
Lucky to be in GR when Founders was serving draft. Enjoyed more than one and is as good as the reviews and ratings show. The syrup is not overdone which is a perfect finish to this stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Growler with huge thanks to Ben/Chandler. 2/28/15. Nearly headless almost black pour with ruby highlights. Aroma is over the top sweet decadence. Candy, marshmallow, sickeningly sweet, maple syrup with extra molasses for good measure. Tastes big and chocolatey. Surprisingly smooth, without any alcohol harshness. Definitely prefer this to kbs. Not at all balanced, but thatís not what youíre looking for with a beer like this, right? Full body, soft carb. Overall: a treat.


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