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RATINGS: 2352   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heorotodus (9) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2010 does not count
Extremely thick, almost sludgy. Definite notes of chocolate, coffee, and a little bit of bourbon sweetness. Really good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2010 Pours an onyx black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and some bourbon. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, light bourbon and vanilla. Incredibly smooth and drinkable. The bourbon is not overpowering at all; perfectly balanced with the chocolate and coffee flavors. This is absolutely AMAZING!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2010 bottle.Pours an oily black with little to no tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, smoke and roasted malts. Taste follows the nose with layers of flavors, complexity and sweetness.. This is as coyotehunter says liquid bliss. An outstanding beer, very easy to drink many in one sitting. Alcohol delivers a nice warmth and is not overpowering as the finish leaves you wanting more. Im gonna go broke buying more of this. This beer is a must try.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2010
pint glass on tap at shallos.A black pour with dark brown head .Taste of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood. nice roasty bitter finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3094) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2010
This is a beer that makes good use of bourbon barrel aging. The aroma is bourbon, cream, milk chocolate, vanilla. The appearance is a lovely thick, oily deep brown, deep tan head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate cream, like the aroma, some vanilla milling around in there. The finifh is a piney hop bittering, and an alcohol warming. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Beautiful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dstructo (7) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010 does not count
Out of the 12oz into a snifter. Pours thick dark brown w/ a few bubbles clinging to the glass as the lacing falls like oil after the 1st delicious sip. Aromas of roasted malts, vanilla, & bourbon. Not as heavy as I anticipated. Goes down smooth w/ flavors of coffee, bourbon, vanilla & chocolate. Warms me right up. Even @11.2%, I could easily see drinking this as often as it is made available to me...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robbmotiwalla (60) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Iím not too big into stouts, but with the rave reviews that this beer receives i figured I had better snag some if i see it... for only $18 for the 4 pack. I enjoyed the 70 IBUs, however I thought there was too much coffee taste, but that soon subsided, and you get the hops in the middle, then comes the bourbon, its all in the finish. Iím sure if i liked stouts as much as i like IPAs this would be number 1. but it was very good, and i caught myself thinking about it at work all day yesterday. way to go founders

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierenutz (4) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2010 does not count
This beer poured a dense 2+ finger light brown head that subsided after several minutes leaving fairly uniform lacing aroung the glass. It was dark, virtually black, with reddish hues so thick that direct sunlight could not penetrate through. The smell was a potent malty-coffee-chocolatey aroma right up front with hints of vanilla, oak and bourbon. Despite the lack of aging, the alcohol is will hidden until after the swallow when the heat reveals itself. The coffee and chocolate flavors meld together nicely in a smooth silkiness. It was very thick and creamy and an excellent sipping beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle from the Texas trading king - ericandersnavy. Pours quite black with a few dark tan and temporary bubbles. The aroma is coffee. Not stale. Just so strong it defies freshness. Fullish body with mild carbonation. Flavor is oh so coffee. Thereís bitter, but that could be the coffee. Thereís oaky wood. Gives astringency. Vanilla or bourbon? It is not coming to me. But something is really going oily all over my mouth and lips. Buried in here somewhere is that thick essence proving this was aged in a spirit barrel. Itís coming out, but it takes awhile. The oaky vanilla does arrive. Mouthbending stuff. Whoof! Finally itís tasting like bourbon.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrMugs (30) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Pour oily black. Aroma of coffee and bourbon . Taste the same as it smell, two of my favorite drinks in one....bourbon and coffee. Now if they could just get the price down a bit.


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