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RATINGS: 2313   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5709) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2598) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Liqour, tarr and ciggar in addition to the regular breakfast stout. Thick and heavy chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours black. Notes of salmiak, red wine and some vanilla in the aroma. The taste is really complex without being hard to drink. Notes of chocolate, coffee alcohol and salmiak. The body could have been bigger, otherwise a great brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
Poured by me, shared with Raf, during Borefts. Bottle, courtesy of the extreme generosity of Papsoe. Thanks! Rich chocolate cream taste, espresso coffee, roasted malts, big chunk of cream, white chocolate, chocolate coffee beans, slightly grainy texture, very easy to drink, outstanding finish and great lacing. Just an awesome beer. I love this. WOW.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 I donít think that beer can really get better than this...I think Dark Lord was, but I donít remember that clearly. Anyway, this stuff is freaking fantastic. If you are nervous about drinking warm beer, DONT BE, you need to drink this warm. I poured it having never chilled it and thatís the way to go... Looks like motor oil, pours black with coffee head. Tons of hop, chocolate, booze and roast in the nose. Palate is amazing smooth and flavorful, including tons of hops, chocolate, vanilla, roasted black malt, coffee, and more. Drinks amazinngly smooth and the high booze content is very well hidden. No bitter finish. Truly exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2010
Pitch black colored brew. Aroma has bourbon and vanilla. Flavor has vanilla, licorice, bourbon, some coffee and mild dark chocolate. Aftertaste is bourbon, a bit alcoholic. But overall a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Appearance: I donít think even Superman could see through this stuff! you basically just see your reflection in the glass. Darkest brown/black. Head is a deep brown turning to lighter as it settles down Smell: Straight bittersweet chocolate smell, followed by bourbon, coffee, and alcohol Taste: I keep reading complex from others but for me it really is just the chocolate, bourbon, and coffee I taste. Very pleasant though! Taste lingers in the mouth for a long time Mouthfeel: Not as heavy as I would have expected. I liked it though Drinkability: Definitely drinkable, but not something you can drink mulitple glasses of. Youíd be drunk and broke in a short period of time!

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