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RATINGS: 2330   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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
caresville (106) - Vernon, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2009
w-o-w. pours midnight black with an almost nothing beige head. aroma is deeeeeep, dark chocolate, black coffee, kentucky bourbon, and maybe some more black coffee. taste is very strong of coffee, with some chocolate and an alcohol finish. very thick, roasty and full of coffee and chocolatey goodness. best imperial stout i have had in my life. one of the best beers i have ever had in general, hands down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle cellared for about a year. Pitch black pour with a thin mocha head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, and coffee. The coffee flavor is huge, but I still got a big alcohol burn too. The finish is subtle chocolate and vanilla with more coffee bitterness, again the alcohol comes through. I have to say I expected a bit more flavor and less burn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Sampled at the ’Butter’s Last Supper’ tasting. For curly’s 500th rating. Pours a jet black with traces of dark brown head. Nose is complex coffee, anise, bourbon. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, and more bourbon, but without the expected alcohol burn. Very spectacular despite the pricetag.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Sexy black pour. Smells like the best breakfast ever. Coffee, smoky delicious savory aromas. Wonderful creamy, savory mouth feel. Very slick. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a lasting ring of tan head with a dark brown body. Coffee, oats, and earth aroma. Flavor notes of coffee, oatmeal, hint of cocoa, some vanilla, roasted. Oily body with a lasting finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Beer number 500! Pours solid black with a very thin brown head that recedes quickly. Aroma is vanilla, smooth bourbon, milk chocolate, and hop spice. Taste is smooth vanilla, darker chocolate, and cocoa. Very good texture, nice and thick cocoa and marshmallow feel on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to dukefan. Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is coffee grounds, dirt, earth, ash tobacco. Flavor is coffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. Great palate.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
On tap at Founders brewpub. Pours thick viscous black with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma has a ton of coffee, espresso, very pungent. Lots of roasted choc malt and some alcohol. Also getting some molasses, burnt marshmallows and licorice. Flavor starts very sweet with the molasses, lots of oak, and bourbon, very nice woody character behind all of the sweet toasty malts. Big alcohol kick in the finish that trails for some time through the swallow. Full bodied and rich. Very nice beer, especially at the brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Black color with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, wood, chocolate, and roasted malts. Needs to warm. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a fine bourbon finish. Easily one of the best ever.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2009 Love it. Smells like a Hershey chocolate bar with a strong alcohol presence. The taste is bold and complex. Dark chocolate and coffee smack you in the face followed by a strong bourbon aftertaste. Its warming, delicious, and everything I want in a stout.


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