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RATINGS: 1850   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2007
jet black. no head. oily. bitter chocolate and coffee. similar in the taste. semi burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate with a milk chocoalte taste in the finish. light bourban and vanilla. oily smooth mouthfeel. alcohol is really well hidden. love this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2007
# 600 Bottle from sliffy. Thanks for the killer bonus, Dan! I actually like this version quite a bit better than the Breakfast Stout. Everything seems more rounded and balanced and without the bitter coffee astringincy. Aroma of wet wood, coffee grounds, some bourbon, and both semisweet and milk chocolate. Pours oily black with a thin dark brown head. Flavor has lots of sweet and dry roasted malt, chocolate, some toned down coffee notes and lots of wood. Rich and creamy on the palate. Finishes quite woody and dry with a pleasant alcohol kick. Thanks again, Dan!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Bouteille de 12 oz obtenue via un échange avec Dmac621. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat, de café avec une pointe de cerise et une pointe de fumée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col brune mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1350)

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Not a fan of this one. At all. It was lost on me. Bourbon flavors should not be mixed with beer at this pronounced level. I enjoy a beer with the smokey, barrel-aged notes to it, but this was vile. Poorly conceived idea, if you ask me. Sorry

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Thanks to Eric for this brew. Pours a dark black with a awesome aroma of bourbon and wood. The body is nice and thick. The taste is really earthy: a creamy whiskey taste with smoke, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. To quote Borat: Very Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1207) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Super opaque dark brown with a light brown head, good lacing. A very woody barrel character to the malty smell. Very bourbony, woody taste. Roasty dryness, but pretty one dimensional. Palate is full and creamy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2007
12 oz bottle 8/17/07: Very little CO2 released upon pouring... Very thick and syrupy looking. A thing ring of bubbles forms around the top of the beer along the glass. Blackish brown liquid. The sparse head that forms is remeniscent of a Rorschach ink blot! Aromas start as burnt and acrid when chilled on the first whiff. Not quite like burnt coffee and even less pleasant; Chocolate, caramel, chocolate chip cookie dough, toasted nuts hid behind the burnt aromas, but peak out as it warms. Faint perfumey alcohol, moderate bourbon and lightly oaked wood notes. Vanilla gets stronger as it warms and I think I’ve also gotten some faint herbal hops. Flavor starts out acrid, burnt, and bitter the same as it does in the aroma, but thankfully not quite as intense. Chocolate and coffee are more evenly balanced as it warmed. Caramel, toasted malts, vanilla, light bourbon all present and accounted. Some doughy malt aftertaste. Semi dry finish, and the aftertaste is lightly bitter from grains & hops with a lightly burnt coffee flavor. Smooth, creamy texture, well hidden alcohol, fuller body, and lower level of CO2. I was not impressed by the first whiff, but as it warmed it became quite pleasing! I think this will age well if you can somehow hang onto more bottles, but nice now even when young!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Black & oily with very small head. Minimal carbonation. Almost pure coffee aroma. Coffee and chocolate up front in the naste with nutty bourbon coming on very subltle. Slight bitter finish, but the malt dominates the whole way through. Love it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2007
bottle. thanks bri. black with thin tan head. rich chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and sweet mild bourbon aroma. very rich chocolate, dark coffee, roasted malts and very mild bourbon. well balacned and not over the top. the chocolate is the highlight.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2007
bottle- smells like a popsicle stick...that woody. some crown royal in the background as well. And taste? Well, not for me. Tasted like I was drinking something a friend of mine used to call "death". Beer laced with copious amounts of hard liquor. "Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish...". I am suggesting that your "process" includes dumping gallons of bourbon into the beer, and bottling it. Maybe I am not into this whole barrel aged thing. This is one instance where I can safely say "I want my beer to taste like beer".


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