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RATINGS: 2289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
What a beer! Pours black as a moose’s tuckus at midnight on a moonless prairie. The aroma is intoxicating, with strong hints of bourbon and sweet undertones. The taste is smooth and understated, almost to a fault, which is one of the beer’s few (slight) imperfections. But all in all, a great, drinkable stout.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ErikvW (10) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2010
Had a bottle with Jeff. Thanks Jeff. Loved the look of it. The aroma almost a little burned coffee, a little bourbon and some hints of vanilla. The flavor exploded in my mouth! Fantastic! Extremely smooth, nice bitterness and a very nice vanilla aftertaste. One of the greatest stouts I’ve ever had

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
icculus304 (3) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2010 does not count
12 oz. bottle from Beer Baron - Livonia (bought it in March 2010). Snifter. Pours deep black with very little head. Nose of vanilla, coffee and alcohol/bourbon barrel. Very balanced taste. Smooth and creamy mouth-feel with a nice bourbon finish. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Smell the toasted barley. The appearance is almost a deep burgundy. Pours thick and black. Tastes of coffee, plum, and a caramel finish. Delicious!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
355ml bottle shared by jsprime. pours dark brownish black, slightly thin looking, small tan head. looks like their breakfast stout. aroma: coffee, chocolate bourbon. flavour: chocolate coffee bourbon. very well constructed, super easy to drink. the type of top 50 impy stout that actually deserves it.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreggK25 (26) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Pours deep black with very little head. Beautiful nose of vanilla, coffee and toasty bourbon barrel. Great balance of black coffee, bittersweet chocolate, chocolate roasted malt, sweet oats, vanilla bean and mellow bourbon barrel wood with a slight alcohol edge. Great mouthfeel with a long toasty bourbon edged finish. This beer has really mellowed and matured from a year of aging. This may be the best whiskey barrel stout I’ve ever tried, the only flaw is the price and availability.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5668) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Draft at Alchemy. Pitch black with steady beige head. Big chocolate coffee aroma. Thick chocolate taste, not unlike Southern Tier Chokolat, but with the added complexity of the bourbon aging, which adds a fruity vanilla pungency. Thick mouthfeel, bet relatively mellow carbonation. Rugged, but comes off smoother than say, Bells 9000. Well done, chocolate dominated Imperial Stout. Coffee shines in the aftertaste but overall quite well balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2585) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
From notes. Rating #300. Tasted from 12oz bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours a super dense and opaque dark brown with a huge brown head that slowly recedes to heavy lace and collar. The nose is primarily coffee with dark chocolate, bourbon, and the oaky aromas of coconut and vanilla. The flavors are bourbon and vanilla sweetness up front with the oak and coffee coming through in the middle. The dark chocolate, more coffee, and hops bitterness dominate the back. The body is huge with average carbonation and a long finish that runs through the same profile as the palate. The alcohol is present, but integrated very well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle: Poured a black color with almost no head. The aroma was vanilla and alcohol. The flavor was bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and toasted malts. This is definitely and sipper. Overall, a fantastic flavorful beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Poured from a bottle. Deep black color with a tannish head. Cocoa, roasty malt in your nose. Fantastic mouthfeel and flavors.; Coffee, vanilla, caramel, oak, bourbon. Super well balanced and rich. Long chewy finish with some hops evident in the finish. Great beer.


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