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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Big thanks to crunkchiggin2002 for getting this fine specimen to me! Poured from the bottle to a small brandy snifter. Vintage 2011 and an extremely high fill. Pours an inky jet black with edges of mahogany clarity. A finger of soft brown head swells and then recedes to a fine milky collar. Fantastic lacing and a bit of legging. Massive on the nose - bourbon is far more apparent than I was anticipating. Cocoa puffs, caramel, faint bitter coffee, rich sweet syrupy bits, more cocoa, molasses, maple, burnt wood, so incredibly complex. Not cluttered, just very intriguing. Holy fuck. No wonder this thing was so hard to get. If I had any of this sitting in my basement, I can guarantee you that I wouldnít be giving any up. I canít dissect the flavors without first mentioning the perfect velvet consistency. That said, the flavors are monstrous and varied - the maple-y bourbon takes the lead, big cocoa, more simple syrup, a touch of black licorice, more booze than I had hoped for, vanilla, caramel, charred wood, milk chocolate. Likely the most complex beer that Iíve ever had. Delicious and challenging. This beer is fantastic. I probably wonít try to land another bottle as it cost me an arm and a leg, but I am very glad that I sprung for it just this once. Highly, highly recommended. And if you have the ammunition to land a bottle, fucking do it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigda83 (534) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Tap at Aurora Brew Works Founders takeover. Poured a jet black color with small sudsy off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon hit the nose. Flavor was coffee, chocolate, woody, bourbon, slight sweet maple. Little more mellow and smooth than KBS, which was also on tap. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, a slight bitter and bourbon burn finish to it. Nice beer that Iím glad to finally tick off.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jordtbrooks (18) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pours dark oil color with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, maple and booze. Very boozy taste semi bitter. Wonderful beer. Has a lot going on. Better as it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iphonephan (4762) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On draft at Snallygaster 2015. Pours black wth a tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavors of smoky and bacon and maple syrup. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4200) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 11, 2015
Sample at craigís tasting,
Dark brown black with tan lacing.big, coffee, chocolate, heavy, rich, boozy,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
salvaticas (533) - - AUG 15, 2015
On tap at BGH. Incredibly smooth. Can taste the maple but very subtle. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2733) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at 2015 GTMW, Iíve been chasing this one ever since I started to get into beer, waited for about 25 minutes in line to try it, and I probably could of tried others at the fest that I was more impressed with, pours black with a very thin light brown head, the aroma has a slight amount of vanilla with a good amount of roast and chocolate, the flavor has a decent amount of chocolate and roast, the maple doesnít really show as much as I was hoping it would, mouthfeel is a bit thin, so this stuff is good, but not mind blowing good. If this was blind up against other unknown BA beers I think this would be in the middle. Glad I finally got to try this, but somewhat let down by it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zchall23 (12) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Much better on tap than from the bottle. I donít know for certain how much of it is an actual change in the beer and how much is a palate shift due to more intense beers being continuously available, but this doesnít have the same magic it once did after having the likes of Morniní Delight. Still a great beer; try adding a little BLiS syrup to thicken the mouthfeel; itís fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (693) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours black with a dark brown head. Aromas of Burbon, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Strong Burbon flavors mixed with chocolate and coffee and strong alcohol warming.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ctipping (353) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed 1/3/2015. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Dark black body with a one-finger khaki head. Decent retention and decent lacing. Nice wisps of bubbles on top of the beer. Strong coffee aroma, as with KBS. Almost too strong, but the stout shines through enough to temper the coffee. Delicious roast and some maple sweetness in the back. Taste is just about perfect. Dark coffee that blends seamlessly with the stout flavors. Itís difficult to discern where the coffee ends and the roasted malt begins. Another seamless transition into a maple finish. Finishes slightly sweet, with still a hint of coffee bitterness. Perfect body. I could gulp this down if I didnít want to savor every drop of it. Low, but appropriate carbonation. The flavors linger long enough to make me want to take another sip. I need more of this. Holy crap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Dark and ringed still brown head. Nose is boozy, cinnamon and wet tobacco. Initial taste is lean sweetness, super malty and a firm coconut. Dark rye breadiness and a lively coffee bitter tang. Lively enough. Settles into a sticky sweetness but doesnít overdo things thanks to a soft carbonation. Finishes lean rich sticky malt. I canít get over how sticky this is. Solid work although not as nourishing as Iíd thought.

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