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RATINGS: 1817   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Courtesy hopscotch. Thanks for sharing this highly rated brew! Pours black/brown with a small light brown head. Smells of big coffee, but the bourbon keeps in check. Really helped out the nose I thought. Some chocolate and roast in there too. The taste is pretty up front with the bourbon, the coffee is up in your grill as well. I liked the blend here. Too much coffee sometimes turns me off a little, so this was a nice balance. Finish was smooth, and the alcohol was masked pretty good I tought. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. [ Courtesy of drewbeerme ] Black color with a average creamy good lacing mostly lasting brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, vanilla, light hoppy, cask wood, bourbon. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, nice balance and very harmonious. Body is full, texture is creamy and smooth, carbonation is soft. Very very nice ;o))

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Enjoyed with grassrootsVT at 4 am after he helped me fix my toilet with a knife, a nail, and some silicon... Appears a pitch black with a 2 finger high, tan head. Tons of lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of coffee grounds, cocoa, fresh espresso beans, roasted nuts, creamy vanilla. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a huge nod to ground coffee and not enough of the oak, or bourbon going on as anticipated. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, rich, huge coffee, sweet, creamy, with a grainy, biscuity feel in the swallow. Personally, I enjoyed the regular Breakfast Stout more. Maybe it was the bottle? I’ve heard these have differed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian (2380) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Sampled with Stegosaurus, courtesy of trade with Ohio Dad. Another great one from founders. Great pour, great coffee/oak/roast aroma. Roast ,wood and coffee taste. Blended rather well, Really good. Thanks guys.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2007
poured into snifter. sure it is definitly good. pours a thick black motor oil glug of a consistency, with a dark caramel head. coffee overwhelms the aroma. coffeee thruout on the taste, with a sweet milky finish. palate is a milky feel, presents itself nicely. a complex beer that has a sweet finish to aftertaste... the bourbon age comes thru in the finish... good and mouthwatering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Pours totally black, thick and creamy. A few fat bubbles disperse immediately. Aroma is of very strong, deeply roasted coffee, blackened grains, dark chocolate, vanilla hints from the oak and a monstrous helping of bourbon. the alcoholic notes are so strong in this I can’t help but feel like the barrel was washed with whisky before the beer was pumped inside. The flavor is more enjoyable, with additions of pulpy coconut and milk chocolate. Sweetness is very high but somewhat offset by the heavy roastiness and coffee bitterness. Finishes chocolatey, sweet, long and very warming. The mouthfeel is very thick, chewy and smooth, but for the intense alcoholic drying. Very tasty, but too heavy on the bourbon notes for my total enjoyment.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Aroma is dominated by vanilla, bourbon, and coffee notes. Pours jet-black with a long-lasting, tan head. The taste is an incredible mix of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon....WOW is this beer complex. An amazing, amazing brew from Founders.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Aroma is vanilla and bourbon, which also carries over into the flavor. The coffee makes an appearance up in the flavor as well. Not as much bourbon as I imagined, which I think is a good thing for me. Incredibly smooth for an imperial stout. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2007
12oz bottle, sampled alongside the Breakfast Stout. Pours pitch black, with a short, light brown head that quickly diminishes to a thing ring of bubbles that hugs the walls of the snifter. Strong coffee aroma; with some dark chocolate, oak and vanilla. The coffee aroma is stronger here than it is in my Breakfast Stout. The coffee again defines the flavor, again with some bitter dark chocolate in the background along with caramel and burnt toast flavors. Bourbon was not as prominant as I expected. More intense than the Breakfast Stout, but still smooth and enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Pours like motor oil with a thin tan head. Notes of chocolate,bourbon, and strong coffee fill my snifter. Big malty flavor that surrounds your palate. Nice bitter finish. Superbly balanced. Tremendous stout.


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