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RATINGS: 2291   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CacheManyHose (555) - HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2016
Drank the Friday after Matt's birthday alongside Founder's Breakfast Stout. Pitch brown-black with thin tan creamy fizzy head and spotty legs. Smells of coffee, bourbon/rye, toasty malt, biscotti, stony lightly herbal bitterness, moderate vanilla and toasted marshmallow, light walnut, faint vegetal aroma but in a fresh grassy way. Taste is spice, heavy bitterness and booze, dark stony malt. Body is bitter, very fine creamy carbonation, slightly frothier and sharp lemon acidic finish. Excellent beer. Fantastic aroma, complex palate. This has enough coffee acidix bitterness to complement the spicy rye. Makes the Breakfast Stout seem one-dimensional.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (633) - HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle from Brewcraft at home in new apt alongside normal Breakfast Stout. Was so excited to get my hands on this. Dark brown-black pour with tan head (more brown/caramel than the regular Breakfast Stout). Aroma is big toasted marshmallow, toffee, oatmeal, booze. Nice. Taste is huge astringent boozy bitterness with rich caramel and vanilla and marshmallow. Deliciously pillowy soft and rich palate. Creamy but still fizzy. Very boozy finish with lasting warm bitterness. Delicious barrel aged imperial stout - almost as much for what it isn't (licorice-y, cloyingly sweet, overly viscous) as what it is. Best thing you can say - does not at all disappoint.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
babymammoth (57) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2016
Breakfast notes of coffee, and really good flavours to remind you of red eye breakfasts. Don't get vanilla but may be too cold out of the fridge, the coffee dominates in a good way. Taste is great and texture is excellent. Silky and lasting with rich dark chocolate. You are left with the best chocolate you've ever eaten hugging your mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3361) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle, Slow Beer (gone now) 14C. Pretty much black, tan head. Aroma has whiskey and chocolate out front with heavy roast, earthy nuts, youngish oak with vanilla and pepper. 8+ Plenty going on, nothing dominates. Really lovely. Luscious, smooth texture, lowish carbonation is about perfect for me. Very sweet with sweet syrupy notes - vanilla and coffee more than chocolate, even some pretend hazelnut - bossing the stout. Never dries out, but bitterness, booze and oak all register at the end. A let down after the fine aroma - the non beer things are too much and they’re not that good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1600) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
Vanilla, butterscotch, coffee, roasty, licorice, alcohol, chocolate, light berries, dark sugar, woody. Black colour, medium beige head, lacing. Big heavy sweetness, heavy saltiness, medium bite, lots of bourbon, and heavy coffee. Very fullbodied, soft carbonation, oily feel, warming and salty finish. Solid.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ramboraffe (1755) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, milk chocolate, bourbon vanilla, oak and cappuccino. Smooth, semi sweet with low to medium bitterness and low carbonation. Fantastic stout!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1620) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours black with thick brown head. Roasted malt aroma with cocoa, dark coffee and bourbon. Big roasted malt flavor with coffee, cocoa and bourbon barrel. Fantastic. Was afraid this one was all hype but lived up to reputation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
Black with thin head. Aroma has tonnes of Bourbon. The aroma and flavour also have some cigar-like qualities. Very intense.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (102) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours black with a dense dark beige head, aroma of bourbon,chocolate coffee,raisin & a hint of liquorice & polished leather,the taste is similar with more bourbon,dark chocolate, coffee,roasted malt,liquorice & raisin plus alcohol ,surprising light bodied,lightly oily ,smooth with medium carbonation,the finish is dry ,slightly bitter with more dark fruit ,chocolate & bourbon becoming slightly mellow . Nice but I expect more dark malt flavours,warmth ,& body from an imperial stout!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (915) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar, Aalborg. 2016 edition, 12 % ABV. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, oak, bourbon alcohol. Black with tan head, mostly diminishing. Moderate malt bitter, moderate sweet, some from alcohol. Full body, smooth thick feel, chocolate bourbon finish.


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