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RATINGS: 2084   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3456) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Traded bottle. Good but did not live up to the hype for me. Definitely got the coffee, vanilla and bourbon notes in the aroma and flavour but there was a really strong burnt flavour at the finish. Just nothing really exciting to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2009
12oz. bottle 2009, Pours oil black, with a thin light brown head. Aroma of heavy coffee, oak, and chocolate. taste is heavy chocolate lighter alcohol than expected in the taste, full, rich, wonderful. Finishes sticky, oaky coffee reisdes on the palate. A great beer, fortunate to have had the opportunity to try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2011 12oz bottle, 2009 release. Pitch black pour with a thin mocha head. Immediate aroma of oak, bourbon, and coffee. You definitely have to love bourbon and (especially) coffee/espresso to appreciate this beer. The coffee flavor is huge, almost more than the regular Breakfast Stout. Initial flavor of bitter coffee with hints of woody oak and bourbon alcohol. The finish is subtle chocolate and vanilla with more coffee bitterness. Let this one warm a bit to enjoy its complexities. Not a lot of roasted malts or hops. Palate is thinner than most Imperials with moderate carbonation. A fantastic, unique beer and one of my absolute favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle served into a snifter. This beer pours motor oil black with a very nice chocolate head. The aroma consists of coffee, bourbon, dark fruit and oak. The flavor follows the smell. The initial taste is bourbon and then it is followed with coffee and chocolate. The carbonation is just right and not overpowering. This beer is fantastic and deserves all the praise it gets. This is a must get for anyone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2009
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours pitch black with a decent mocha head which thins to a sudsy film. Aroma is oak, burnt dark espresso, dark chocolate, a little bourbon as well. Flavor is a semi-sweet dark chocolate with lots of espresso, smoky, vanilla, oak, bourbon is present but not overwhelming. Excellent black coffee bitterness in the finish which is pleasant on the tongue. An excellent and unique imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3490) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
pours a thick rich black with a thin dark mocha head that dissipates quickly. very complex aroma has rich chocolate, freshly ground coffee, vanilla, dark fruit, subtle bourbon, and faint alcohol. flavor has lots of dark chocolate and coffee with a mild bourbon backing. extremely creamy and thick mouthfeel and a warm lingering finish. very nice even though this bottle is a bit young...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
really good stout. Nice coffee taste and the bourbon is nice and mellow, not to overpowering. bottle listed it as 11.2 abv not 10%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quicker (18) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2009
A lot of flavor. Coffee, vanilla, oak, chocolate and bourbon. For being a heavy stout, not too harsh on the mouth and very smooth. Definately recommended for those who love stouts

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown pour with small brown head. Aroma: bourbon barrel. coffee and chocolate and lighter notes of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor: coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Nice bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. F

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
I’ll admit I was scared of this one because it smelled hot. Still a bit too bourbony but tasty none the less. Gets easier to drink while of warms.

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