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RATINGS: 713   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6921) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Handbottle from Matt, sample from 22oz from Bill, and 2 more samples from other tastings .. . deep brown black .. medium foam .. . aroma of maple, sweet tar, and maple infused chocolate syrup .. . taste isn’t as good as the nose, but still very nice .. . overall: a good brew but no where as good as the insanity that surrounds it .. . .
How many fingers am I holding up in front of your eyes right now? .. 3 .. .. That’s good. That’s pretty good, considering that he’s blind.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is minty, chocolate, coffee, taste is dry, sweet, maple syrup, chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
b3shine (6738) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Notes from 10/2/11 8 oz. pour into a snifter at the brewery today (10/1) during the release party. Appearance is flawless; black with little to no head. Smells solid; malt and wood are both present, and you can catch a scent of the whiskey in it as well. Tastes great. All of the aforementioned items are present. This was my first maple imperial stout, and I enjoyed it. The maple wasn’t too prominent, but it mellowed the flavors of the wood and whiskey nicely. Mouthfeel was great for a beer of its abv. This is a GREAT beer. Very excited to have waited in line with my wife (twice), and to have scored 8 of them today while getting to drink it at the pub too!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Draft at Brouwer’s. Jet black. Loose sudsy tan ring. Massive blast of bitter coffee on the nose. Big creamy body, but very drinkable. The flavor profile starts with a d-10 Caterpillar bulldozer worth of coffee driving your tastes buds straight back. The big, bold flavor settles down into a more harmoniosu blend of coffee, salt, pepper, and some maple syrup. Lovely blended finish, but starts off a real hyperactive child.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with smallbeige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, alcohol, congac, malt, alcohol,chocolate and licorice. Flavor is sweet and boozy with some caramel, alcohol, chocolate,brown sugar, bourbon and maple syrup. full body, average cabonarion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6572) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dried mint, chocolate, light booze note. Taste is herbal, chocolate, coconut. Chocolate finish.
12th July, gusher tasting

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6473) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Tap at DLD: Basic black with a lovely head and lace. The nose detected maple syrup and bacon, f++k yeah BACON BABY!, Oh, there was coffee, chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, and floral hops too. The taste is sweet and syrupy but wonderfully not cloy or over the top sweetness, a nice coffee and hop bitterness kept it in minimal check. Moderate bourbon influence upon the finish. The mouth feel is far heavier and thicker than the other two versions of Breakfast stout for sure. I still like the "regular" Breakfast over this but the Canadian is better than the Kentucky IMO. Brillant and me hopes it will be at the next Black Party.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6440) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
29/IX/13 - 75cl bottle @ American BBQ and beertasting, my place - BB: n/a - 2012 vintage (2013-913) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very weird and unusual, sweet, wood, some chloride, sugary, spicy, molasses, maple syrup (I guess). MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: liquorish, bit sugary, caramel, spicy, maple syrup, aniseed, little bitter. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, weird spiciness, alcohol, maple syrup, more alcohol, dark chocolate, overripe fruits, liquorish, aniseed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6382) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Draft at kite and key in Philly. Got a table an hour before the event started but more importantly got 4 of the last cards in the deck they were using to serve all the early guests with their choice of either kbs or CBS. We ordered a round of CBS, and less than 12 minutes after its tapped it kicks. The beer pours a dark dark brown, pretty much black body with thin well carbonated lacing that lasts throughout. Aroma is straight up flawless - notes of the best rich deep, coffee roast with some compliments of dark chocolate and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with perfect notes of coffee, chocolate, sweet maple, Bourbon. Forever indebted to Linh for beating me there and reserving a table.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Two goblets draft poured on tap at the brewpub (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours an inky black pour, opaque, in a snifter, with good brown fluffly head that laces well and sticks around. Aromas throw a lot of the base beer aromas, nice roasted malts, heavy coffee, bit of burnt or ashy smokiness, with decent oak vanilla notes and light maple syrup apparent. Initial is full bodied, similaries to KBS but a bit of underlying maple syrupy sweetness smooths out the finish very well. Flavors throw bitter roast, coffee, and dark malts up front, slipping into a silky feel with some good oak, vanilla, and maple syrup (light, but very much there). Lighter on booziness and ashy smoke, and a nice mellow sweetness easily distinguished as maple, which makes this more enjoyable for me personally. This is quite fantastic.


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