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RATINGS: 697   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwa5879 (789) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at founders 15th anniversary party. Pour was completely black with just a trace of light brown foam. Sweet sticky scent, definitely smell maple and whiskey, bitter licorice aroma present as well. Thick mouth feel without much carbonation, sweet maple blended with bitter stout, perfectly blended and really really good. Finish is awfully clean for a beer this big. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
samsmith33 (534) - - MAY 31, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2015 2011 aged, bottle to rocks glass. Philly beer week. Fiume Bar. Share 3oz pour with DC. Amazing. Complex. Candy. Maple influence is slight, but an overall sweetness really makes this delicious. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate, maple, love. In a bigger pour, would it become too sweet? In all likelyhood, I’ll never get the chance to find out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
tap at 2015 michigan winter beer festival. Black with minimal head. A beer fest is probably not the best place to be passing judgement on beers, but I had built this up to be something that it isn’t. Basically the breakfast stout with a bit more sweetness. Maybe if it were warmer more of the barrel complexity would come through. it’s pretty good, but not even one of the best beers i’ve had today.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (464) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Poured on tap at Birch Hill Tavern: This is the second time I’ve had this recently. The first time was in a sample glass and I wasn’t really impressed and thought it was over-hyped. This time in the proper glass, it was fantastic. Pours jet black with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, and roasted malts. Taste is very chocolate and bourbon forward, with a touch of maple at the end of the sip. Somehow this big beer isn’t cloying and overly sweet. Heavy body, definitely a sipper. It was worth the wait.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
metalhead0043 (153) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2015
On tap at Triangle Wine Company. Pours jet black with little head. Aroma is huge bourbon, chocolate, maple, some vanilla as well. Taste is chocolate, some maple, slightly boozy and the bourbon flavor kicks in at the end as well. Really smooth. Heavy, creamy texture. Very thick. Overall quite impressive. The chocolate aroma really came through as well when it warmed up. I was one of the lucky few who got a pour of this as the place was packed. I think it’s a bit better than KBS as well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (212) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2015
On Draft at Bangers in Austin. Thick and black. No discernable head. Aroma of chocolate syrup and mocha. Picked up a thick chocolately mocha flavor with a hint of syrupy sweetness and a bit of bourbon bit on the finish. Very smooth. Really good but I don’t know if its the mega beer everyone makes it out to be.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (1057) - USA - MAY 20, 2015
on tap @ community-bar during chibeerweek. balanced, not boozy, refined, sweet, bitter finish. lived up to hype.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fujimo2000 (14) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours almost black with lasting tan lacing. Coffee aroma followed by a Carmel. Velvety mouth feel with a slight chocolate and alcohol finish. Overall amazing beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madelfonatree (49) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Look - Dark oil body. Thick tan head with small bubbles. Smell – Whiskey. Chocolate. Sugar (maple).It smells like chocolate chip Eggo waffles. Taste – Chocolate. Whiskey in the end but smooth vanilla finish. Feel - Smooth and creamy. Doesn’t explode with carbonation but isn’t flat. This is what I imagined coffee would feel like as a child haha. Overall – 2/4 for CBS in Columbus isn’t bad, right. The time off work was worth it. Get it if you can. I hope I can have this from a bottle in the future.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
A little sweeter. But a big alchohol taste Still very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (507) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Draft for Derby Day at Tavern on Main. Dark as a black whole. Sweet chocolate coffee roast with a bit of sweetness. Coffee and oatmeal stout taste with a bit of extra sweetness. Warming well balanced beer. Big thanks to Kyle for saving me some of this fantastic stuff!


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