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RATINGS: 674   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagotjm (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
On tap at Founders. Great beer and something I wish I could have on a regular basis. Aroma is strong bourbon with light maple sweetness. Pours a clear, dark black. Taste is heavy dark chocolate with bourbon booziness, finishing with long bitter chocolate, light coffee and some maple coming out at the end. The maple was more on the finish for me than being pronounced up-front. Very creamy and smooth with a great balance of the flavors. I really like Founders barrel-aged beers, and thought this had some consistencies with Backwoods Bastard in terms of bourbon flavor - different beers but similarities on the aging flavor. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (730) - Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Draft at Mahoneyspub. Pours black with small cream colored head and some lacing. Nose is big bourbon and a little maple. Maple through more in the taste. Very creamy mouthfeel. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (865) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 My 800th rating! On tap at the brewery. A dark brown almost black pour. Very oily dark head that settles into a bubbles mocha colored top. Heavy maple soaked bourbon aroma. A rich coffee flavor upfront. A syrupy thickness follows with a blast of sweet maple. Very rich and yet sweet. A slight slight bourbon alcohol burn as it goes down. A warming nice stout. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2015
This is one of those beers Iíve wanted to try for a long time, and I kinda figured if I was patient then eventually it would turn up at a tasting or something like that. I did not expect to find it on tap basically in my back yard. What a time to be alive...So, anyway, itís black, with a very dense brown head. Smells like bourbon and coffee, with a pronounced red wine note. Also, a lot of very dark chocolate, almost like bakerís chocolate. Taste is bourbon / vanilla, with a healthy dose of dark chocolate and coffee. As it warms, a nice maple note emerges. All of the flavors really work together without becoming a mushy mess, as well. Really nice...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (694) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Taste is the same. Get some maple syrup like flavors, but mostly bourbon. Really smooth stout with a slight sweet finish. From my memory of KBS this is slightly more boozy, but still a great great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Aromas of bourbon, maple, vanilla,caramel. Black with a mostly lasting chocolate brown head. Somewhat sweet upfront, nice subtle roasty elements, maple comes through more prominently in the flavor profile. Full bodied, very smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (463) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 Chocolate aroma with coffee and a little booze, flavor is very sweet whisky and maple.. A lit of coffee coming through... Doesn?t stack up with some if the other of the top imperial stouts in my opinion...pretty good though

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2404) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Tap at Founders. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a nice film with a ring. Complex aroma of moderate bourbon, lots of oak, mild milk chocolate, mint, light maple, and a hint of coffee. Tastes just slightly sweet and so smooth. Perfect balance of flavors. Chocolate, coffee, maple, and bourbon mostly. Some dark fruit and red grapes show up in the finish, especially after warming a bit. Incredible mouthfeel. Smooth and creamy with an ultra soft carbonation. Incredible beer. Not up there with my favorites but I can see why it would be for some.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (308) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Aroma of chocolate, nutella, clay, grape skittles and grape jam. Giant caramel foam head, genius lace, deep dark brown appearance. Taste is more chocolate than chocolate - wow! Dry chocolate powder, a touch of grape, balanced chocolate bitterness with sweet japanese black coffee. A little watery but still fizzy. One of the best beers I have ever had.


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