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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ Founders for RBSG’10 - dark and canadian. Bourbony, maple syrup and espresso. Not as heavy as the KBS and perhaps more tasty. Still a heavy beer though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Draft at Churchkey in DC. Poured a pitch black, very little head, dark tan. Aroma is WOW. Fantastic dried fruits, roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of maple permiate the air. The flavor is rich, smooth. Chocolate, roasted malts, maple syrup. Alcohol present on onset, but flavor mellows with time. This is certainly one of the best beers I have had in some time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
On tap at Founders. Reviewing from notes. Dark brown body with off white head. Smell is roasted and sweet. Taste is a great stout base with light maple and a little alcohol taste/burn. Body seems a little thin but this beer is amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Tap at Aromas. Poured very dark with a small tan head. Nose is oak, vanilla, and light sweet notes. Taste is not as syrupy as I thought it would have been. Not nearly as boozy as the Kentucky version. Mouth is smooth and creamy. Overall, a nice imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft at The Big Hunt. Pours thick and black with a dark tan head. Lots of maple syrup on the nose with notes of cream, vanilla and bourbon. The maple doesn’t quite come through as much on the flavor, but it does impart a noticeable sweetness when compared to the KBS or the regular Breakfast Stout. Coffee and chocolate with hint of bourbon, vanilla, and cream. Very complex, but still very drinkable even with the high ABV. Not quite the beer that KBS is, but still amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Lucky enough to have this on draft while I was up in Madison for the Great Taste... Very dense dark black oily pour. Aroma is sweet with some slight maple notes, but this maple aspect comes though much more strongly in the taste. Sweet maple, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, coffee - its all here and more. Simply delicious. SUPER smooth and remarkably easy to drink - this one is dangerous! Will cherish every sip if I ever get to try it again. Fantastic brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Draft. Pours black with a tan head. Flavor is smooth, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, light tobacco, chocolate milk, light booziness. Extremely drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, dark brown with iodine legs, a few bubbles, creamy vanilla,malty roast coffee flavors, aroma of coffee, cashew butter, waffles

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2010
bottle pours thick black, medium dark tan head. Aroma is strong with wood elements, maple, oak, thin vanilla. Flavor is very roasty, mild smoke, pouch tobacco, semi-sweet cocoa and oatmeal round it out. The maple syrup barrel lends more wood aroma and flavor then anything else. Nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle compliments of my son poured into a tulip glass produced a dark brown body with light brown head. Aroma of brown suger and maple syrup. Flavors of roasted coffee, oak, bitter-sweet chocolate, and hints of sugary maple syrup. I thought this would be a little sweeter because of the syrup barrels but the light hops balanced it well.


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