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RATINGS: 1719   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   SEASONAL: Spring   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 2014 vintage bottle at The Globe Pub, Chicago. Appearance is black with little to no head. Aroma is coffee caramel. Taste is bourbon first with a lovely sweetness. Not a strong coffee flavour, but what does come out is the roasty bitterness. As it warms strong caramel butterscotch flavours come out. Lovely. A truly great barrel aged stout. Barrel doesn’t overwhelm the base beer but adds to it.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
salvaticas (360) - - APR 10, 2014
On tap surprisingly at Alley Bar. Incredibly smooth and rich. Really does live up to the reputation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (180) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours almost black with no head. Nose is chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is lots of alcohol. Tastes smoother as it warms up.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJestersBeer (1932) - SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours absolutely pitch black, with a brown head. Massive,complex aroma, roasted malt, coffee, oak, vanilla, licorice, tar. Sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Rich, velvety, hugely complex taste, layer upon layer of dark malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, licorice. The finish is everlasting, with loads of subtle nuances coming through. A really great beer, that actually lives up to the massive hype. (2014-04-10)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bekemeierk (5) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Best example of a stout I have ever had. Nice balanced beer with great finish. Best when allowed time to warm up a liitle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigda83 (32) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at upick6 release party in Erie, PA on 04-09. First time ever getting to try this. Pour was jet black with a khaki colored head. Minimal lacing. Beautiful aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toast. Had a nice sweet chocolate start to it and then the coffee came in with a nice bourbon finish. Palate was oily feel. It was a very filling beer. I only had one, but I had other beers before the relase so maybe I was just full. I’d love to get ahold of some more of these. I now see what the hype is about!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LBCapt (2) - Cooper City, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Can't say a single bad thing about this beer.... Amazing and spectacular - the sweet and bitter notes of vanilla, chocolate, and coffee blend perfectly well with the sweet, thick stout base.... Having had Founder's Breakfast Stout, I can say that there is a considerable difference... The hype is very well earned!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2014
Aroma: Dark Fruit, bourbon, some coffee Appearance: Motor oil best describes this beer, small brown head, high lacing, medium to high carbonation Taste: smooth, dark fruits, bourbon, alcohol, woody, lots of chocolate, dark malts, slight alcohol. Palate: Oily and chewy Overall: 2 years waiting to finally try this, on tap I might add. Lives up to the hype, as the bourbon compliments all the dark fruits and other flavors in this beer. Would love to age a bottle. 200th rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (141) - Wilmington, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, oak, and booze. Appearance is black with a light brown head. Good lacing. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, oak, bourbon, and toast. Long aftertaste of bourbon, coffee, and roasted barley. Full body with low carbonation. Overall complex, delicious, robust, and work seeking out every year.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blackandgold18 (7) - Arkansas, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Tasted it on draft at Veno’s in Little Rock, AR last week. Incredible is all I can say! Smelled of coffee and chocolate with a very nice finish of molasses and bourbon. Amazing beer from top to bottom!


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