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RATINGS: 2294   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1626) - 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 (106) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (808) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Dark almost pitch black beer with amazing beige head that lasted awhile and left beautiful lacing. Aroma has sweet vanilla Bourbon, dark chocolate, some roasted coffee and roasted malts. Taste is quite sweet with dark chocolate at first then coffee notes come up and salty licorice also. In the end there is Bourbon and wooden notes with slight hint of warming alcohol. Oily texture and lowish carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Georg357 (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
A: Pours with a 1/4 head which dissipates quickly leaving a light brown lacing. Body is a nice dark brown, almost black. S: Faint coffee aroma followed by alcohol, not unpleasant, but not as bold as I would have liked. T: Right off Iím hit with a strong coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate. As it warms the flavors shift and I find the chocolate coming through more. F: Very slight carbonation. Thinner than I prefer for a stout, but still has some body to it. O: Iíve found some brewers have a tendency to make their coffee stouts overwhelmingly coffee-centric. While coffee is still the star here, it doesnít come across as a cold coffee with alcohol, rather it presents as a fully integrated drink with multiple elements presenting themselves. There is a sweet spot temperature-wise when drinking this. As it warmed, it started becoming more intricate and flavorful, but towards the end of the glass the alcohol was becoming more present in both the nose and flavor. Overall, this is definitely one of the best Iíve had in itís class and definitely the best bang for your buck.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malaclemys (458) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle pours jet black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, light coffee, caramel, vanilla, oaky. Taste is oaky, chocolate, caramel, coffee, little alcohol. Very smooth seeet finish. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1586) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2016
0.355 l bottle from íDe Bierkoningí, 2016 release at 12.4% abv, bottled in February 2016, shared at Markoís place. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of milk chocolate, some coffee, vanilla and hazelnut. Sweet, malty and slightly roasty taste of milk chocolate, nougat, vanilla, some coffee, hazelnut and hints of bourbon, followed by a medium long, slightly roasty-bitter, a little warming finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, almost flat. At first, the aroma is not that over-whelming, pleasant, of course, but a bit too faint. The taste is lovely though, quite sweet but superbly balanced, bourbon notes almost too subtle. I expected a bit more due to the high rating, but it is nevertheless very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (396) - - MAY 31, 2016
Ölen ser fantastisk ut, riktigt mörk nästan svart öl med kaffefärgat skum. Doftar kaffe, vanilj, rostat, malt, choklad m.m och smakar i samma bana med en mycket mjuk munkänsla och lagom beska. Riktigt trevlig! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allanmb (133) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Pours black with good tan head but doesnt last long. Aroma is full on sweet oak, with a hint of roasted malts and spice. Taste is, again, full on oak sweetness with hints of chocolate and coffee. Medium carbonation and thick mouth feel. Finish is oak bitterness. I love bourbon and imperial stouts but this is far too oaky for me - it really doesnít taste of beer. Very disappointed :( Re-rating: This beer is much better served 12C. At 4C it was as above. Once it has reached temp the oak subsides to a more chocolate/coffee beer. The balance is far better now with the oak mostly on the finish. There is still a noticeable alcohol burn but then again it is 12.4% Still not as good as itís reputation but decent when warm


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