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RATINGS: 1817   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Thanks Ron at Vintage Estates for holding this for me. This has the biggest bourbon taste of any bourbon aged beer Iíve ever had. The pour was a beautiful black with a tan thin head that left quickly. The aroma was coffee and bourbon. The taste was chocolate, coffee and vanilla.After the swallow a strong bourbon taste takes over and stays for the aftertaste. This is a very complex and beautiful beer that I wish was more accessible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
demitriustown (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle: Pours a pitch black with a small tan head that diminished quickly. Aroma of coffee grounds, thick malt, a slight touch of maple syrup, and chocolate cake. Taste is like drinking a chocolate cake, coffee is also noticeable with so roasted nuts on the back end. Very malty and definitely something that you need to try at least once. I think this stuff is definitely better than their regular breakfast stout. Thick, viscous, and overall a kick ass Stout. Great work Founders!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Dark color. Pours out like oil. Smell of coffee, hops, oak, malt, chocolate, oatmeal, bourbon, caramel and vanila. Taste of coffee, hops, dark chocolate, malt, oak, sugar, valina, toffee, caramel, more coffee grounds(stronger), a hint of smoke and a wonderful bourbon bitterness at the end. Just a tad bit under my favorite from Tyranena, the Whoís your daddy! What a great brew! Very smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 Tap at Founders...pretty friggin delicious in very much every aspect possible...nose was of fresh,strong roasted coffee (i was taking in the aroma in for a good minute or two) with some dark chocolate, and of course the woody bourbon backdrop....taste was much of the same which is to say a lot of coffee and bittersweet chocolate while being very creamy. the bourbon was nice as it wasnít very pronounced. mouthfeel was enough to coat the mouth with its semi-sweet consistency. little carbonation at all.....to put it simply, this is one heck of a beer. awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 Bottle, my first Perfect 5 rating. This stuff was FREAKING AWESOME. Poured pitch black with huge dark brown head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted grain with a slight alcohol/bourbon note. I could sit and smell this for hours. First sip is creamy and dense with loads of complexity. Coffee, caramel, bitter hops, chocolate covered dried cherries, just so much going on. Great mouthfeel, full bodied and very viscious. Ohhh this stuff is great. And I thought regular Breakfast Stout was good...I had no idea. Re-rate - It is still very good, but I feel that my palate has gotten better over time and this beer is a bit astringent Still good, but not a 5.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Dark black with a small brown head. Aroma and flavor of smoke, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Plus thereís a little pepper after is warms. Body is really smooth and creamy. Finishes with coffee , dark chocolate and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2007
This wasnít as good as the small sample I had last year, but I will have some to age a bit and see the difference. It seemed like they put a lot of coffee flavor and little vanilla. Good, but not as good as I remember it. Still very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma: Coffee just jumps out of the glass. Cream, tobacco smoke, vanilla, rich chocolate, light oak. Bourbon is there but snakes its way subtly through the beer. Wow. Appearance: Dark and oily looking black with no highlights. Dark tan head was small, foamy, and fleeting. Not much lacing. Flavor: Again, the coffee just pushes to the front with its richness. Dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla, light toasted nuts, oak. The bourbon is balanced very nicely. It adds some flavors and richness, but doesnít overwhelm. Finishes somewhat dry, but roasted grains and coffee linger after the finish. Palate: Full bodied and creamy. Moderate carbonation. Strong alcohol warming in back of mouth and down throat. Overall: Great, great beer. Smooth, rich, and very satisfying. The subtlety of the bourbon flavors was terrific. Only complaint is that the alcohol is a bit hot at times. But thatís a small complaint against everything else they did well here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 !2 oz. bottle. Pours black with a small (half finger at best) light brown head that disappears instantaneously. The aroma met me half way: strong coffee, chocolate, and smoky wood. I couldnít wait for the first taste. It did not disappoint. The coffee/espresso, roasted malt, and chocolate dominate however they are not alone. The bourbon and alcohol flavors are present along with more subtle vanilla and dark fruit flavors. Full bodied which leaves a fairly strong coffee taste in the mouth. I have not been able to drink beer for a week due to a surgery and Iím glad I made this one my first.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
It is better then breakfast with the Pope! Dark and dangerous!! This is a wonderful stout full of the best a breakfast stout can offer. Coffee, Malt, cocao oatmeal, scrambled eggs, homefries with tabasco etc......... Itís all ther!! Just kidding, only the godd stouty things dreams are made of

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