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RATINGS: 1930   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 bottles courtesy of Dmac621 & Iowaherkeye. Thanks!!
Pours pitch black with a big medium lived dark brown head. Smell is strong coffee, mild bourbon and oak. Very well balanced smell and not overly bourbony. Taste is equally as well balanced with rich dark chocolate like roasty malt, a touch of vanilla, stong oak flavor, a touch of bourbon, and bold coffee flavors and a bit of caramel. This is really nice, and quite a bit more enjoyable than the original breakfast stout. Medium to thick body and moderate to light carbonation. Awesome beer and one of my absolute favorites, especially with 1 year of age on it. On tap at BB Rovers. Well this is still very good, but the bourbon flavor is much stronger than I remembered. Not as intense of a bourbon hit as Goose Island BCS, but a bit more than ideal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2008
On tap at Founderís on release day. Dark black in color with a deep brown head. The aromas were powerful with scents of coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal and bourbon. This continued into a powerful but smooth palate that was complex and extremely well balanced. Not much has to be said about this one other than it this truly was wonderful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12oz, pours a nice deep dark black, no light seeping through, aroma is more of chocolate than coffee, however there is coffee and milk, the taste is more of the same, chocolate while the back of the swallow hits the notes of bourbon, not overpowering, allows me to enjoy the Breakfast stout... this is absolutely fantastic.. im excited for the New Release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle courtesy of JB175. Pours an oily dark opaque black with a minimal light brown head. Nose is coffee with hints of bourbon. Palate is coffee, dark chocolate milk and bourbon. Creamy mouth feel with a mellow finish. Alcohol is well hidden but has a warming affect ĺ through. This stuff is delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle brought out as a surprise during Founders event at South Philadelphia Taproom. And what a surprise it was! Pours pitch black with thin coffee colored head. Excellent aroma which is dominated by bourbon and oak but not too much so that you cantít detect the chocolate and roasted coffee. I smelled this beer for several minutes before sampling it. This beer is very smooth considering itís complexity and ABV. Lots of bourbon and oak flavor, roasted coffee maltiness, vanilla, chocolate candi sugar and caramel. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neuskoul (1) - USA - MAR 14, 2008 does not count
I cant believe the craftmanship of this beer! It has an aroma that can only be described as coffee meets sweet chocolate meets the aroma of a freshly ground coffee beans. Its head is small and frothy, AWASOME beer, period.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2008
12oz bottle from ughsmash. Aromas of oats, sweet malted rich chocolate and coffee. Black body with just a dusting of darktan cover for head. Good sweet chocolate and roasted coffee flavor. Body seamed to be little thinner than couple of other impy stousts Iíve had. Good beer and thanks Jason for the trade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Pours a black/brown color with a 1" light brown head. Very spotty lacing. Aroma of expresso/ coffee, light chocolate, roasty malts, and oak. Flavors of oak, coffee, very slight vanilla, and light chocolate. Smooth on the tounge, a little bitter, but no lingering aftertaste. Wonder what would happen if I drank this for breakfast instead of the morning coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1838) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Sept. 2007 - Delicious blend of coffee, bourbon, oatmeal and chocolate. The regular Breakfast Stout is outstanding and the bourbon aging actually complemented and enhanced the flavor rather than overpowering it. Excellent. Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing. Now to find more.... April 2008 - Second tasting, not as impressed. A lot of bourbon overwhelms most of the other flavors. Still good, but bumped down from the 4.6 original rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Brew smells awesome, like a black hole of roasted coffee and bourbon. Pours black and thick like oil, perfect tan and frothy head. Top half is the perfect Imperial Stout, complex, smooth, and bold. Roasted barley, malt, coffee, chocolate, and just a hint of oats and bourbon. Delicious! Thick and creamy and awesome. Bourbon becomes overpowering in the bottom half however. The further you get into the bottle, the more the complexity gives way to bourbon.

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