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RATINGS: 1802   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Darkish brown color. Balance balance balance. An over the top beer but nothing is over the top. All the flavors described on the label are prensent but none are overpowering other than possibly the 10% alcohol. No way around it you feel good at the bottom of the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2008
12oz Bottle - Trade - Pantanap
Aroma – Big whiskey and stout aroma. Dark malts, tons of whiskey, coffee and chocolate aromas.
Appearance – Dark black in color with a thin stout head.
Flavor – Awesome flavors, the whiskey was just enough to make this a truly awesome beer. One of the best . Loved the flavors and the Coffee, chocolate and dark malts all came through on this one.
Palate – Great whiskey Mouthfeel, awesome stout texture with a nice dry finish.
Overall – This is one of the best beers I have ever had. The flavors where just over the top. How can they make such a truly awesome beer. The whiskey was perfect in this beer. Great Job Founders Brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3372) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Photekut. Pours black with a moderate chocolate brown head that completely disppears by mid-glass. Lots of coffee in the aroma with notes of bourbon and chocolate as well. More bourbon is detected in the flavor with coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt also present. Some bitterness from the coffee kicks in after a few seconds and lingers into the swallow. Full bodied with a definite alcohol presence. There’s no disguising that this is high octane. A very good beer to start off a Sunday morning!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2008
on tap at michiga winter beer fest.A phenomal beer , pours a deeep black with a medium sized black head. lucious coffee flavor with a hint of bourbon, very nice mouthfeel , and a truly satisfying beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Pitch black with a finger high dark tan head. Very strong coffee ground aroma, a bit of vanilla and toffee. Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, and a just a tad bit of bourbon, but that is a stretch even. Amazingly hides the alcohol almost completely. Dry, slightly sweet finish with a little bit of carbonation. Thick and almost chalky, not quite. Very enjoyable.

oh hey, rerate. The coffee in this one sucks. Overly bitter, too much roast notes, and not much barrel. Too ashy as well. Decent, but wouldn’t seek this one out.

2014 rerate. Lots of barrel, bad coffee, sweet, chocolate, toffee. Not grate but better than last year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Tasted side by side with Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. First thought.....where is the bourbon? Seriously, this one is so coffee dominated, I can barely pick up any alcoholic notes at all, much less bourbon. Freshly ground coffee explodes into the nose, followed closely by dark and bitter chocolates, toasted caramel, and trace amounts of bourbon. A quick swirl of the opaque mahogany liquid reveals moderately thick, sugary legs that leave virtually no lacing behind. Flavors of decadent dark chocolate and rich, freshly ground coffee beans are kissed by just a touch of boozy bourbon. The body is medium-full and very smooth, with a lingering coffee roast sticking to the roof of the mouth and the tongue for ages. This is a very nice brew, but is it really much better than Terrapin Wake-N-Bake? I think not. Bourbon County Stout owns this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Thanks to Ughsmash for this awesome brew. Pours black, silky smooth with a brown head. Rich sweet coffee nose with a bourbon and vanilla twang. This beer reminds me of an old bar back home that used to have Guinness and Tia Maria specials, with that strong coffee liqour character. Finish has sweet chocolate and a soft bourbon charm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Vintage 2006 Pours opaque black, with dark brown bubbles that struggle to overcome the viscous liquid. A inverted cascade of ulta-fine carbonation swells to a half inch with an exaggerated pour. The whipped batter lasted less than two sips and dissolved to barely a whisp on the surface. Aromatics are pungent with heavily roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, and a small dose of bourbon. The mouthfeel is thick, chewy and slightly grainy. Plenty of gription and cling-power. The pallet is laden with plenty of dry, bitter, dark chocolate, black-roasted coffee grounds, oak char, and burnt malt. Hopping is subdued, and alcohol is slightly warming. Finishes with lingering brownie batter infused with espresso, and spiked with a hint of whiskey. The bourbon in this beer is quite subdued and is complimentary to the coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
First of all, a double muchas gracias to Seaoflament and Badbeer for two of this brew. Second, I just don’t get it... Pours a thin looking dark brown color with a thin, but potent looking, brown head that fades quickly. I know this a different beer than Breakfast Stout but I still get the same smell, coffee grounds. The scent gets better as it warms up but still not great. Toasted malts and alcohol as it warms. The first thing to hit my tongue is coffee grounds, but it gets better. Toasted malts and alcohol quickly drown out the taste of coffee grounds. Palate is thin, coats the mouth a bit. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle from wetherel. Pours pitch black with nice tan head. Strong aroma of vanilla and bourbon with some roast and coffee in the background. Taste is similar and I feel some alcohol and dryness at the end. I would say that overall it is a pretty good imperial stout but I think the bourbon and vanilla are a little too intense to my liking and tend to shadow other flavors. From what I remember of the original breakfast stout, I prefer it to the bourbon aged version. Thanks John!

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