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RATINGS: 708   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2009
12oz handbottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Thanks for sharing, Brad! Black, tan creamy head. Complex dark roast coffee aromas are well layered over swirls of vanilla-maple oak and black chocolate cream. Soft burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate and sweet maple fudge flavors rest on a light wooden foundation from start to finish. Medium bodied and smooth, cask-like carbonation, sweet maple coffee finish. This seriously needs to be considered for future bottling as a seasonal…

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3596) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Thanks to ditmier for sharing this hand bottled brew. pours out black topped with a nice brown head. Aroma was very nice plenty vanilla, coffee, and wood. Taste much like the aroma but with some bitter choclate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Draft at Brouwer’s during Seattle Beer Week. Black with dark brown creamy head. Bourbon oak aroma. Smooth blend of chocolate, roast, bourbon, and sweet bacon (really? I guess...it’s in my notes...). Moderate alcohol burn. Mild bitter finish. Beautiful aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12oz handbottle from wetherel shared at the socal sour tasting, this was an epic handbottle that really brought out a lot. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose is sweet with interesting varied notes. Taste is sweet mapely wow, really a damn epic imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12oz handbottle from pwoods. Huge thanks Patrick! Excellent condition. A little smoke. Lightly sweet. Mellower than regular breakfast stout. I can’t notice the maple. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruffhauser (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 On tap at Brouwers Stout Festival this past spring. I can’t imagine having one at the ass-crack of dawn, but maybe the first one of the day. Coffe and maple syrup flavors make the breakfast angle.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (5886) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2009
On tap at Churchkey, Washington DC. Pours an opaque, oily black with a huge creamy, lacing tan head. BIG nose, maple syrupy, brown sugar, candy, woody, a touch of coffee. Close your eyes, take a sniff and it smells like butter melting over pancakes. Flavor starts with coffee bitterness, molasses, dark fruits, a weird cherry-like sourness, brown sugar, wood pulp, booze, coffee with cream. Wet, oily, sour finish. While the aroma is one of the best I’ve ever experienced on a beer, the rest of the beer is a bit over hyped. There may also be some lingering infection as the sour cherry notes are definitely not supposed to be there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2009
(draft) Large tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is sweet, maple, caramel, some chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, maple, some chocolate, caramel, alcohol, light coffee. Smooth medium-full body. Very good, but the sweetness makes it hard to drink a full serving.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2009
On tap at Uncle Mikes Highway Pub. Midnight onyx with a foamy tan head that leaves nominal lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, mild maple and light alcohol. Taste pretty damn good… the best of the breakfasts stouts I’ve had so far (BC/KBS/CBS). Chocolate, vanilla, roasted dark malts, moderate coffee are accentuated by a touch of maple. Goes down pretty smooth and finishes up with a minor alky/roasty bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2009
(Handbottle, thanks StFun!) Pours black with a small brown head. The aroma holds strong notes of heavily roasted coffee beans up front. Green bell pepper, gravel, fried parsley and mild jalapeño. Under all the coffee there is some chocolate roast, vanilla, salt liquorice, burned nuts, earth, dark bread and green hops. Almost no oak or maple on the nose. The nose is nice but not super complex, the coffee covers too much of the interesting undertones. The flavour is near medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic with tones of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, light caramel/fudge, light maple and light oak. The mouthfeel is round, soft and light oily with light carbonation. Coffee and maple blends well in the finish. Bit hoppy. Some warming alcohol is notable. Medium to full bodied. A nice coffee beer but I would have loved some more maple character.


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