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RATINGS: 1787   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours pitch black in kind of that thick motor oil kind of pour. Limited amounts of dark tan head but the head lingered until the last sip. Aroma of bourbon and oak with some coffee and earth sprinkled in. Initial flavor is dominated by alcohol and coffee, with some bourbon noted in there at times as well. Flavor ended with much of the same but almost became sweeter from chocolate and less of the bitter coffee taste. Tons of lacing, very heavy body, very limited carbonation, and the alcohol was definitely detectable in this one. To summarize, have fresh pairs of underwear on hand when trying this, you will need them.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2008
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee all the way. Flavor is coffee beans, chocolate and caramel then to the bourbon and oak. The bourbon is very subtle but probably muted by the coffee and the oak comes through pretty nicely. Creamy mouthfeel and the coffee beans are as bitter as it gets. The oak and bourbon really linger and the coffee isn’t too much. Just a nice version of breakfast stout but nothing too crazy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 Bottle. Pour was very dark with a small tan film, some lacing. Aroma was great, plenty of coffee, chocolate, malt, and some bourbon/oak. Taste is similar with some hop bitterness in the finish. Mouth was big, thick, and creamy, without too much carbonation. Overall, a great imperial stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuzz (748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Tasting at Three Cellars Milwaukee. Simply amazing. If you like Bourbon you’ll love this! Coffee and chocolate mixed with Bourbon. Smooth and very satisfying.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2008
simply put, one of the best. the breakfast stout in itself is fantastic but add the oak barrel aging and you get added notes of vanilla, oak, and of course bourbon. i gave one of my four pack to a friend from new hampshire, he said it was the best beer he had ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Thanks to Bob for this one. Dark, thick black pour. A medium brown creamy head disappears quickly. Aroma is a chalky coffee and chocolate. Flavor is boozy up front, chocolaty, slight sourness, bakers chocolate bitterness lasts in the finish, and a slight caramel bourbon flavor is noticed. One of these is enough for me, I much prefer the original breakfast.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 this is one unbelievable beer. piles of coffee and chocolate all rounded out with that smooth burbon finish. i could drink this every day and not get bored with it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Black with a medium tan head, moderately dissipating. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, sugar, coffee, some oak and moderate bourbon. Taste of bourbon, coffee, light chocolate, roasted malt and some saltiness. Smooth and finishes up a bit roasty with some bourbon and warming effects. I like it better than I did the first time, but I still prefer the original breakfast stout.

At Three Cellars tasting Founder’s Brewery night. Very dark brown with thin light brown head. Smells of bourbon & coffee. Taste of overpowering bourbon & some coffee. Kind of sticky & tastes a little too much like bourbon (yuck). Over-rated, IMO.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2009 Charred coffee, bakers chocolate, wood, oak, vanilla, oily, amd ph yeah, bourbon. This nose through taste through finish. Sureal heavan.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a snifter. This beer poured an almost opaque black with just a few rays of light seeping through around the edges of the glass. A thin head of tan foam lasted throughout, leaving some thick lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of a heavy dose of strong coffee, chocolate, smoke, burnt malt, and just a hint of bourbon. The flavor consisted of sweet chocolate, vanilla, espresso roast coffee, and a very nice, mellow bourbon flavor. The bourbon was not overpowering or in the way, just complimentary to the other flavors. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and slightly sticky. Very light carbonation. A really nice imperial stout that uses barrel aging to add another layer of flavor...not overtake the base beer. Like a cup of strong coffee with a nip of whiskey.


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