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RATINGS: 2052   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5781) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2010 ( 12oz bottle thanks to dukefan) Pours almost black, coats the glass and good lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon here. Taste has the bourbon for sure with dark chocolate and a roasty linger to finish it off. No bitterness left on the palette, this is thick and delicious. Nutty and cola notes round it out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
bottle, thanks to dukefan, black color with deep brown touches, tan head, great coffee and malt aroma, flavors are coffee and bourbon with a little heat from the alcohol

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to Punkrkr27... Pours pitch black with a mocha head.. Aroma is fresh ground coffee and earth(dirt).. Flavor was coffee, espresso bitterness, dark malts and vanilla.. Low carbonation, thick and smooth..Didn’t pick up very much of the barrel aging in this beer but still quite awesome.. Thanks again Steve!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Big thanks to dukefan for this one! #900 for me! Very dark brown pour. Wow. Very dark and thick. Smoky and woody. Lovely aroma. Huge tingle on the palate. Ashy finish with a heavy coffee ground taste. Very tingly. This is very well done!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nearbeer (4173) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 12 oz. Chocolate black with a small but lasting disc of foam. Nose of smoked Baby Ruth candy bar: chocolate, charred mesquite, vanilla, peanuts and caramel. Taste is the same with some added whiskey and vanilla. Medium-heavy body is dangerously smooth, watery and drinkable. Some bits of peppery alcohol warming on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Room Temp:Black liquid. Bigger than expected head which fades to a clingy,ring of lasting foam. Overwhelming coffee aroma. Undertones of the bourbon aging, and chocolate. Not much really. Smooth as silk texture. Rolls over the tounge. Upfront dark fruit,chocoalte malt and wood. Heavy ashy,coffee,bourbon flavor follow. Finish is lingering balanced malt and wood from the bourbon aging,with a bare hint of vanilla. I’m guessing this is about a 8-10 month old bottle....Suprised for all that’s here it’s pretty balanced out and real tasty. Also,not near as sweet as expected. As it opens a bit the ashiness goes away a little. A somewhat one sided aroma and heavy ashiness really are the only negatives here. Maybe not the most complex malt profile,but ... Overall this is a strong,but very creamy,easy to drink stout with a tasteful bourbon barrel aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to bret27. Black with a tan head. The aroma has dominating coffee, mixed with plenty of oak and alcohol. Hot flavor with a little bourbon, wood, and coffee. Medium-full body with some tannic, woody astringency and alcohol burn in the finish. A blast of flavor, with a cool mix of coffee and bourbon that works a little better than in the aroma. The mouthfeel definitely brings it down though, with too much astringency and alcohol. This is one that I can see liking a lot better with a good deal of age on it to soften things.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
On tap at the Brewpub. OUT OF THIS WORLD!! so so nice in a sniffter, black with some beigeish foam. nose is oak, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Flavour is this and more. wish it was still in bottles but tap was fantastic.. this is the ber i was given when i told kevin my bartender "I was in his hands"

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
birthday bottle thanks to mar. poured black with a copper head and some nice lace. aroma was very upfront with coffee and chocolate then followed by subtle hints of bourbon and vanilla. flavor was lots of chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, licourice, coffee, and dark roast. body was thick with low carbonation. very good imp stout and one heck of a good beer. thanks mar.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a burnt motor oil black with chocolate head. Aroma smacks you in the face with coffee, hints of bourbon. Flavor doesn’t let up after that, strong espresso, bourbon, little oak. Mouth feel is heavy body, creamy, low carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent stout, loved it! Try cold and allow to warm, then taste again. Very nice beer!


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