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RATINGS: 2313   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2010
Lots of bourbon barrel aroma and taste here, but never overpowering. Coffee and oatmeal really standing out as well. Long lasting flavour. If you like bourbon, coffee and roast, youíll definitely like this and if werenít for the fact itís so hard to come by and its price tag, Iíd be drinking it all the time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma is huge and full of sweet bourbon, chocolate, coffee, light roast, and coconut. Flavor shows the same and in a BIG way. This was a young bottle and at this point in its life, it seems as though none of the flavors feel like taking the backseat. Each sip was a pleasure, and I look forward to trying this one again in the future.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2010
(shared courtesy of Walter!) Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and bourbon. Taste is sweet with bourbon notes and roasty bitterness. Full bodied with creamy/slick texture. Finish is roasty bitter and a big alcohol burn. A really nice beer that Iíd love to have more often. My biggest issue is that it was very hot and this particular bottle was from March 2010. This would be more enjoyable if it were aged longer so it can loose some íheatí. This will be a re-rate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Pours just like motor oil with a thin, brown head and a small amount of lace. Canít even see through this thing! Smells HUGE of oak and whiskey, with hints of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Not much alcohol, but very pungent otherwise. Taste is rich and sweet, with a light bitterness. Huge oatmeal chocolate cookie taste with the vanilla and a light hop coming through. The bourbon really comes through on a second sip. Finishes crisp with a bit of astringency, and lots of lingering chocolate and bourbon. Wonderful.

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 mooseís 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 beerís 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 Iíve 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 Iíve ever tried, the only flaw is the price and availability.


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