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RATINGS: 2147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Had this both on draft at the Founderís Brew Pub at the release party and picked up my alloted 2 cases while there. If you are a big bourbon stout fan this oneís for you. This is a totally different beer than the regular breakfast stout from Founderís ( one of my favorite craft brewerís). Bourbon is very present both in the nose and taste with a heavy coffee taste mixed in as well. Just go ahead and throw a shot of bourbon in a cup of day old cold coffee and you get the picture! I personally like the regular Breakfast Stout from Founderís better but thatís my personal taste. Try them both and make up your own mind ..Thy are both worth seeking out!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle. Deep black pour. First sip is like taking a sip of bourbon on the rocks after it has been slightly watered down. Yum. Dark roasted malts, hints of vanilla, cacao, and french roasted coffee. Thick bodied, chewy on the palate. Finish is dry and a bit sticky oak flavor. This is how a bourbon barrel beer should be done!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours an intense black brown with dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with a sweet vanilla extract and brown sugar. Flavor is of a rich, smooth espresso with roasted malts with a shot of bourbon mixed with vanilla bean. Body is creamy and thick with light carbonation. A very very smooth stout and very well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (2318) - USA - JAN 2, 2009
Blackest pour ever. Nice old timey label. Aroma of cereal, bourbon, and coffee. Potent and complex taste, dominated by coffee. The different flavors blend together well. Bourbon, sugar, coffee, and grains. A powerful and flavorful brew that earns its very high rating.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2008 Bottle - First beer of the new year (and for breakfast to boot) - Thanks buckybeer- Pours thick black with a medium brown head...aroma is oak, cacao and molassas malt...flavour throws it all out on the table, nothing hidden, bourbon, coffee, vanilla oak...finish is char bitter, not hop bitter...a lot of flavour but still not too complex, just an easy drinking winner...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2009
(12oz bottle aged 1 year) Wow. Pours blacker than the darkest motor oil, with a thin brown head. Aroma smells like freshly ground coffee beans, bourbon and vanilla. Flavor has notes of coffee, chocolate, malts, bourbon, chalk and burnt wood. This beer is one of the most unique imperials that I have had. By that I mean: aroma, flavors, extremely smooth/creamy palate. Couldnt even detect the 10% alc. OUTSTANDING !!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1074) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Pours pitch black with little head. smell is somewhat boozy somewhat chalky with aroma of whiskey and heavy on coffee grounds. Flavor has a black cofee taste, you can really taste the fact that it was aaged in whiskey barrels.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle from MaltOMeal at the December Houston tasting. Thanks! Pours deep black with a thin body and an aroma of used coffee grounds with a hint of bourbon oak. Flavor is bourbon-infused coffee, oak, and light caramel. Full mouthfeel. Nice, nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Pours pitch black with a minimal head. Aroma of coffee and some bourbon. Lots of coffee flavor up front, followed by alcohol, malt, chocolate, and a vanilla finish. Tough to improve on the regular Breakfast Stout, but they figured out a way. Amazing stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Smells of bourbon and hints of coffe with a roasty malty aroma. Silky medium carbonation mouthfeel. AWESOME, coffee and toffy caramel flavors upfront, followed by the bourbon finish. Great beer not as drinkable IMO as ther regular breakfast stout, but all in all amazing


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