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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Poured jet black with little head. Viscous, oily pour. No lace. Aroma was of coffee, roasted malts, oak and some bourbon notes. The bourbon was not overpowering, just a perfect subtleness. Flavors start with heavy notes of bourbon, a bit of roasty sweetness and a lingering coffee bitterness. This is the ultimate after dinner brew. I couldn’t detect any booze in the aroma or finish, quite well done. A beauty of a stout that lives up to the hype. Bottle courtesy of wavers1, thanks a ton buddy! Pretty pumped I have one more for the cellar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2010
Draught at the brewery, side-by-side with CBS, as my first 2 drinks of 2010 RBSG. Beautiful black with a lovely tan lace. Big coffee, bourbon, vanilla aroma. Big bourbon and oak flavors with coffee. Super roasted and sweet. Very smooth, with a good sour-fruit tang. Well balanced. Great way to start a wild weekend!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Pours black with a very small brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and Sleepy Monk Monastary blend coffee. Flavors follow the aromas with the addition of a little fruit note (cherry?) Mid palate. Would have given a perfect score if the finish lasted longer. It seems to fall off a little too quickly. Overall an oustanding beer, but what else would you expect from Founders!

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 12oz bottle poured black as a steer’s tuchus on a moonless night. The smell of bourbon and coffee permeated the old nostrils. When first sipped the bourbon dominated the show, but as she warmed up a bit the coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate slowly oozed into the fracas. Personally I find KBS and Nemesis a little too heavy on the bourbon. Perhaps a coon skin cap and a musket would improve my demeanor.......

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Draft at RBSG 2010. Pours black, semi to fully opaque, thin tan head, decent lacing. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, licorice, flint, smells much more "serious" than its Canadian cousin. Flavours are whiskey, chocolate, oak, almost tart this is so dry. Very rich despite being drier, I’d take this slightly ahead of the CBS.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Black pour with a thin tan head. Incredible roasty java nose with a hint of booze. Dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon flavors. Very well balanced with a nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
pours black with little to no head and almost no lacing. The smell is very heavy on the bourbon but includes hints of chocolate, dark malts, and a little bit of coffee. The taste is highly alcoholic but transitions smoothly into a subtle coffee and dark chocolate finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ducdriverSF (1) - USA - JUL 22, 2010 does not count
You know that anything that pours up this thick is going to be good. A friend of mine calls it "The Nectar of the Gods". I love the bourbon taste, though I don’t find it overwhelming. The coffee flavors are plus as well. What can I say? It should be higher on the list. My thanks goes out to Opus at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC for this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
bottle shared with Rudolf. Deep dark oil pour. big bubbly khaki colored head. rich malt aroma, notes of black pepper, jalapeno, bourbon, oak, vanilla. A lot going on. Thick mouthfeel. Coffee roastiness, bourbon seemed to take a back seat, well balanced stout. thanks rudy

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Full bodied almost pitch black imperial stout. Not much head or really any lacing on the glass at all. I can smell dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, bourbon and chocolate candy. I am tasting dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, bourbon and oak. Very tasty, complex, smooth and wonderful beer! Must try this one, now back to the beer!


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