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RATINGS: 2356   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle from Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Jet black pour with a light brown creamy head. Gently dissipates. Lovely aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco, vanilla, caramel. Warm, inviting flavours of dark roast coffee, oak, toffee, smooth bourbon, cinammon. Robust taste. Fierce alcohol burn. Dry as a bone finish with a sweet malt infusion. One to take your time over.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2010
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Bottle. to my face. Pours pitch black body with nice small brown head, and long lasting lacing throughout. The aroma is ridiculous coffee, chocolate, and slight bourbon. Mouthfeel is perfect, velvety and creamy. Itís like thereís a party in my mouth, and everyoneís invited. Strong notes of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, wood, vanilla and god. You can feel the alcohol, but nothing in the actual flavor.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle. 12 oz. James and I each had one of these beauties. Pour is straight, deep, jet black with a one-finger, amber, lacy head. Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, honey, freshly ground coffee beans, caramel, roast, sweet malts, bourbon, and hints of cream. Full bodied with a luciously velvety, rich, luxuriously complex bitter-sweet palate. Not a trace of alcohol in the flavor, but an amazingly smooth warming in the back of the throat as it finishes. Overall, one of the best stouts, Imperial or otherwise, that I have ever tasted. Outstandingly crafted and executed brew. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2588) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 13, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Superstar Huntington in snifter. Pours viscous black with dense brown ring and lace. Bourbon wood chocolate coffee vanilla aroma with a hint of alcohol. Rich coffee chocolate bourbon vanilla dark fruit plum wood with surprisingly fruity finish and mild lingering roasted bitterness. Extremely complex. An excellent sipper. Iím not a big fan of added vanilla. Canít vanilla hints come from nice wood aging?

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pitch black with a nice head that quickly fades. Sweet bourbon smell. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt underneath. God that coffee smell is good - itís like a fresh brewed cup. Taste is heavy bourbon (but not overdone), roasted coffee, vanilla, and a bit of a burnt malt on the finish. A very special beer,

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Big thanks to DosBeerigos for sharing this one with me. The aroma was big and complex. The first thing I got was alcohol burn in the nose. Second was barley, malts, and bourbon. I got a little of the oak on the back end but not too much. An amazing beer all around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6738) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2015 Sampled on draft at Smokiní Joeís this beer poured thick and black with a large foamy dark brown head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was strong bourbon, sweet brown sugar, malted milk, vanilla, cocoa and coffee. The flavor was sweet bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, malted milk, coffee and cocoa with a hint of hickory underneath and moderate notes of fruity and floral hops. The finish was insanely long cocoa, coffee and bourbon. Full bodied. There is a moderately strong alcohol presence that pervades this beer but somehow works. The beer just gets better and better with each sip.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 Huge thanks to Erik for sending this as an EXTRA!!! Iíve been waiting to try this for quite some time. A-pours a jet black viscous liquid with a thin bubbly dark mocha colored head. S-the nose is big and delicious. roasted coffee, slightly burnt, dark chocolate and vanilla behind. notes of oak and bourbon towards the back and just a hint of meat. T-great flavors! burnt coffee, notes of vanilla, decadent rich dark chocolate, very light notes of bourbon, more chocolate richness, finishes with just a touch of smoked meat but very light. M-extremely smooth on the palate, creamy and rich. the body is quite full and the carbonation is good, the back falls off just a little. D-this is extremely tasty! great flavors and fantastic job on the barrel aging. top notch beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebub (6) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010 does not count
Fabulous rich brew. Chocolate tones. Very smooth with a little kick at the finish. To be enjoyed one sip at a time. A real treat!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Alehouse bottle. Jet black pour , almost noexistent thin beige head , no lace . Aroma is chocolate , roasted malt , coffee , and bourbon . Big sweet bourbon flavor , lots of roasted malt , vanilla and coffee . Dry bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn . Medium bodied , slick and creamy .


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