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RATINGS: 2205   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2010
2007 bottle thanks to shigadeyo! Pours jet black with nice finger of caramel colored head. Aroma is thick with coffee and vanilla, with some chocolate and bourbon. Taste up front is very strong coffee, working into bourbon and chocolate with some smooth vanilla, and finishes nicely with a sweet chocolate and molasses taste with a hint of smoke at the end. What a fantastic brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2010
(Sample Date: 7/18/2009 Source:Other) At Immy’s. Big fresh coffee bean aroma with wood and whiskey notes and hints of chocolate in aroma. Very dark almost black with small tan head. Medium to full body and full creamy mouth. Lots of coffee and chocolate in flavor with some woodiness and whiskey especially in the finish. Nice balance of flavors. Finish is quite bitter, dry, and lightly astringent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is dry, bourbon, smoked, coffee. Flavour is dry, dust, bourbon, smoked, coffee, alcohol, vanilla. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Poured flat black with no head and just a couple of bubbles. Nose was awesome, smelled like a dusty book and jalapenos. Not what I would normally call a good nose on an RIS, but certainly pleasing and unique. Taste was thin, beer lacked depth in character, hints of roasted barley and chocolate malt, but dominated by booziness and bourbon. Not too much oak character shined through, no real earthy or vanilla flavors, it tasted slightly remedial with a load of bourbon to cover up what I have to assume is a fairly bland beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BenDover (219) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Pours very dark, almost black, with some dense tan foam. This beer is very thick like cream -- wonderful mouthfeel. Reminds me of Holland’s Dragon Milk (at brewpub) but much better. Some vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a really dark brown body, topped by a small, creamy, brown head. Tar, some smoke, charcoal, hints of alcohol and a little vanilla in the aroma. And mocha coffee. The flavor is really divine, with mocha, charcoal, some vanilla and bourbon. Smooth and silky as can be, full-bodied, warming and dry. Even the finish is lovely, with a fine coffee-like bitterness. A true beauty. 090925

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
12oz Bottle: Pours opaque black w/ a small, creamy dark brown head. Beautiful beer. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, chocolate, a little smoke/ash & just a touch of vanilla. Wow! Flavor is just as intense as the aroma. Huge coffee flavor w/ chocolate, oats & a nice bourbon undertone. Very robust beer, thick & creamy mouthfeel w/ a long drawn out coffee finish. Amazing beer, very hard to believe this is over 11%...I haven’t had a beer this well put together in a very long time. Bravo Founders!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Sampled at Darkness Day and this beer is incredible. Pours black with a dark tan head; good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, bourbon and maple. Flavor is bitter with sweetness. Palate is creamy and thick.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3432) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle from a trade with Daknole. Viscous black pour with brown head. Aromas of burnt malts, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Lots of bourbon and it only gets stronger as it warms. Oak and vanilla flavors are also pretty strong. Full body with minimal carbonation and a slick, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice. Thanks Dak.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle. Tap at Sheffield’s. Jet black pour. Thin head. Bourbon/alcohol and coffee on the nose. Taste is wood, bourbon, vanilla, coffee. Body is oily smooth - ths is a killer brew.


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