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RATINGS: 1818   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Pours dark black with hardly any head, but what was there for a few seconds was Khaki. Had a chocolate, carmel and burbon aroma. The carmel and coffee come through when it first hit the palate. The flavor was awesome, very smooth, and little carbonation. Towards the end of the glass you could taste a little more woody flavor along with the alcohol. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Pitch black colour with a weak head. Really strong aroma of coffee, ashes, caramel and some bourbon-like. Flavour of coffee, caramel, roastedness and ends with another coffee touch, its almost like to drink cold coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, and some bourbon. Flavor is coffee, bourbon, woody notes, and a light alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 Pours about as black i as I have ever seen. Forms into a small very dark tan head that fades pretty quick. Taste is just about perfect. Nice coffee blended into just a bit of bourbon. A little less than I thought it would be actually. A top notch, extremely drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7929) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2007
Foxy, dark-beige head, thick, over jet-black beer. Capuccino: coffee with cacao. Chocolate malt used by the ton. A bit of tannines. DVD says Irish coffee. Taste yields cigarette ashes, coffee, moccha. Enormously long-lasting coffee palate. Full bodied doesn’t come near. The alcohol comes out in the aftertaste at last. Syrupy MF. Superb stout, the barrel aging here is really fully integrated in the flavourprofile. More than worth looking for. Big thanks to Dirk!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Aroma of chilled coffee and vanilla. A relatively thin and carbonated body. More coffee, vanilla and chocolate in the flavor. Mostly dominated by the coffee and vanilla, with very little bourbon and a dry, heavy and bitter finish. I was surprised at the lack of bourbon in this brew. GI BCS is too much and this is too little. Was hoping for something in between. Was hoping for a lot, but was relatively disappointed. Don’t get me wrong: A real nice beer and the alcohol is practically undetectable. Was just too remeniscent of Terrapin’s Wake ’n Bake, which isn’t a bad thing at all, but when considering how elusive this beer can be, was looking for some more "oomph!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Pours jet black of course. Aroma oak and coffee with some cocoa sneaking in there. Taste is much the same with a full/oily body and the taste of bourbon and coffee beautifully blended together. Bold stuff and quite good despite its somewhat narrow dimensions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjames (21) - Clinton Twp, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Strong alcohol/bourbon nose. Silky black color and texture. This was an extraordinary beer. Tremendous amount of flavor. Strong roasted flavor massive coffee flavor, overpowering malt and alcohol sweetness. The bourbon flavor is not subtle at all. My only complaint was that there was not much balance to all the flavors competing for attention at once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2007
Pours inky black with a smallish dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is dominated by the coffee, but the bourbon/oak flavor gives it a very nice nuance. Chocolates and vanilla also lurk in the background. I am not a coffee person, but this was pretty good. Mouthfeel was creamy and exceptional. I was surprised to be able to drink the whole thing since I am not a fan of coffee at all, but this was a pleasant change of pace for me. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2007
Black as can be, not much of a head, more of a tan foam ring. Burnt malts with hints of vanilla, and maybe a hint of coffee. Not really a whole lot of bourbony barrel stuff in there, which wasn’t a dissapointment.

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