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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of maple syrup, chocolate, slight roasting, and slight coffee. Poured black in color with a small, dense, light brown head, that diminished but lasted around the edges. Opaque. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of maple syrup, vanilla, light roasting, coffee, chocolate, and slight tar. Medium body. Slick, lightly dry texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, maple syrup vanilla, coffee, and tar finish is dry. 9.4%ABV is completely hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
After I missed it in GR I thought I would never see this...capones. Melow coffee a Burton nose. Low head and some lace. Ultra cream texture super hiden booz esp. Next to origional and kbs. All maple up front.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (543) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at Capone’s in philly. Might have enjoyed this one more than the original and the KBS. Alcohol better hidden and lighter. Nose of cocoa and lots of wood. Thin front end, followed by a bourbon and cocoa blast, light alcohol burn, and the seltzery carbonation profile. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Hand bottle, thanks Zac! Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and just the slightest bit of maple. Flavor is coffee, maple, roasted malt, caramel, and vanilla. Nice creamy body, smoother than the regular Breakfast Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Pre Great-Taste party and again at Great Taste, 2009. Waited in line for about 45 minutes for this at Glass Nickel. My initial reaction was that this is not all that distinct from Kentucky Breakfast, although perhaps a bit more sweetness comes out here. I’m a fan of both Breakfast and Kentucky Breakfast, but I’m not sure this one is adding all that much to the lineup. It is very good, but one would need to try all three side by side to unravel the differences in flavor. Notes of chocolate, oat, coffee, vanilla, with a bourbon finish. Well done, but perhaps a bit gimmicky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2009
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a hint of maple. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, bourbon, chocolate, and some maple with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Had this at the great Taste of the Midwest..Thanx Dave Engbers! Nice bourbon presence with a slight amount of maple sweetness coming through. Damn this one should be bottled and released as a special edition brewery only shit! I would travel to grand Rapids and pick this bad boy up! The pleasure was mine to have had the opportunity to sample this awesome creation!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at Glass Nickel Pizza
Despite a total disaster I was able to get a sample of the Canadian Breakfast Stout. It was almost worth the crowd; this is probably on par with Kentucky Breakfast though personally I am not the greatest fan of any of the three. One that I would not rush out to try again this is likely a special release anyways.

Aroma / Appearance - The black body was so dark that nothing could escape save for the occasional stray light beam. Oily and slick it crawled up and down the sides of the glass rather than flowing smoothly together. Smoke, maple, and coffee are the key ingredients. Overall I am reminded of Kentucky Breakfast Stout minus the bourbon.

Flavor / Palate - I think KBS gets the slight edge but this is a fabulously well balanced beer. Smoke, anise, black coffee, and hints of maple meld into a seamless experience. For the gravity it hides the alcohol well though it may come out if you don’t get it in a coffee cup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Nearly pitch black, completely opaque, thin head that very quickly dissipated into a thin ring and some little splotches in the middle. I can see an occasional bubble run up the side of my glass. Dark malts on the aroma with some bitter coffee like hints in there as well as some chocolate. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, very creamy. Very nice tasting, not bitter or sweet, has a nice mellow ’in the middle’ feel. Certainly has a bit of a sweet syrup feel to it, though it’s not terribly pronounced, more like well integrated. There is some chocolate and some nice hearty malt. There is a bit of alcohol burn at the end, as well as some bitter. It does more to make you want to take another drink than anything else. Well done, very interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Ink black pour with only the scantest of brown heads. Potent coffee based aroma. Toast, hiding behind the coffee. Flavor likewise begins with an up front burst of coffee, moves on to a very sweet roast malt body. If the maple barrel is adding much, it’s completely harmonized with the coffee. This is really good coffee. Very full bodied, viscous on the palate.

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