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RATINGS: 688   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Noticed on Instagram that Al's of Hampden tapped a keg at one o'clock on Tuesday. Left work early to drive 45 minutes to arrive at 4:50. Keg was kicked at 5:10. I was fortunate to get a 4oz pour of this black gold. Very little head and no lace. Smelled of bourbon and whiskey, coffee, roasted malts and vanilla. Sweet tasting like Canadian whiskey, coffee, vanilla, faint maple syrup and nice hops lingering in the finish. Worth the trip. It was the awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Huge treat off tap. Smells like maple syrup and bourbon. Very multi layered with flavors of maple, bourbon, chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. Silky smooth all the way through and it leaves a nice coating in its wake. If you’re fortunate enough to come across this hidden gem definitely take advantage.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxodom (39) - - FEB 8, 2015
2011 Bottle. Had a strong peppery smell from the coffee. Still kept its very deep flavor profile, extremely smooth and overall delicious. Although some say the 2011 bottle is going bad, everyone at the tasting agreed it was still an exceptional beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Enjoyed on tap at Burnhearts Mitten Fest in Mitten Fest in Milwaukee, WI. I have been waitin years to have this one. Appearance is pitch black with light tan head. Aroma of maple syrup, chocolate, espresso, can't be messed with. Taste can't be messed with, FTW. Seriously it's awesome, notes of chocolate, syrup, coffee, and dudes. Soo much dudes, all the dudes, and it's unreal, dudes. Caked my cell phone in sugar, unreal, may the force be with you, Jeremy has spoken.

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 (758) - 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 (343) - 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 (883) - 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 (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2015
This is one of those beers I’ve 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, it’s 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 baker’s 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 (745) - 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


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