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RATINGS: 2313   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Solid dark-brown/black color with a thin brown head. Aroma is OUT OF THIS WORLD. I canít get enough of this beerís nose. I swear, itís hard to start drinking this because the aroma is so entrancing! The flavor is unbelievable as well... malty, alcoholic, and packed with bourbon goodness! This beer is heaven. I canít properly describe the best beers Iíve ever had, and this one falls under that category. I am humbled by this beer. Unbelievable... probably the best smelling beer EVER.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltador (63) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 15, 2010
Smell is bourbon and coffee. If you donít like bourbon at all, you can pass your turn. The alcohol is very welle hidden. It has a Syrupy consistency on the mouth. A bit unidimentionnal but still very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2011 12 oz bottle courtesy of myspoonistoobig. Thanks Michael. Pour a black that is cola brown at the edges when held up to the light. A small light tan head disappears pretty quickly and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma chocolate, coffee, some roast, bourbon, and some light char. The coffee is still pretty strong. The initial taste is sweet chocolate, followed by coffee, some light oak, bourbon, and a little bit of char. The finish has a decent bitterness to it and leaves some lingering coffee flavors. Medium body. Relatively low carbonation. This is a very good beer, but there are several barrel aged imperial stouts that I enjoy more.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickls (2336) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Black hue with a rich darker tan head that lasts really well. Not as bourbony in the aroma up-front, but the roastiness really shines and even a hint of sweetness comes in. Lots of warming alcohol on the palate, roasty, touch sweet, but definitely get the barrel aging at the end. Full, thick body. Just a wonderful brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Nice find for my 400th rating. This terrific beer has the rare ability to be both pleasantly dark and bright, with coffee and tobacco, oatmeal, molasses, malt and maple, nice sour and great aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2113) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap pours dark brown/black with tan brown head. Aroma is strong of oak and coffee. Taste is similar to aroma with vanilla and chocolate, coffee is more up front. Taste very similar to CBS a little less sweet but again I think it just takes away from what makes the Breakfast Stout, itself, so good. Disappointed.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 4, 2010
12 oz bottle from beernbourbon (bottled on 02/15/10). Pours very dark brown with a creamy thick tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, oak and whiskey. The flavor is smooth whiskey, semi-sweet chocolate, lightly bitter roasted malt and a slightly acidic coffee. Full body with mild carbonation and a thick, lush, velvety mouth feel. Great Imperial Stout with lots of whiskey and oak barrel qualities, just a bit too much chocolate in my opinion, but excellent none the less.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle via trade, I recently had the standard BS and was impressed but I wasnít sure what Iíd think about adding the bourbon... HOLY FLAVOR EXPLOSION BEERMAN! The bourbon and oak just accentuate all of the oatmeal, chocalatey, and coffee goodness of the original. This beer blew me away, it made me sad that I shared the bottle with a friend, and only got one in the trade! Time to line up some four packs!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 30, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle, courtesy of Ryan, thanks a lot!. An opaque black beer, with a small, frothy, mostly diminishing brown head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted/burnt grain, black chocolate, hint of coffee), with notes of bourbon, wood, alcohol and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, oily/creamy, lightly sticky texture, lively carbonation, long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. It really looks superbly dark and menacing, with more than reasonably good aromas and flavors. A bit sticky and, but not overly so. The bourbon is rather noticeable. Overall agreat beer, although I prefer Expedition or the regular Breakfast Stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
porterhenson (13) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Black as night and as smooth as a stretch of newly blacktopped highway. Love the chocolate and bourbon and coffee inter-twinings. Canít believe anything that potent went down so smooth. Had my first from a wisened barkeep and then combed Chicago for one of the last cases left in the city. I was kind enough to share with some fellow beer lovers and they were as equally impressed.


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