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RATINGS: 1802   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (71) - Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Strong sweet bourbon aroma, coffee starts with vanilla tones. This is a meal and a dessert all in one! Worthy of the ratings

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (237) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Black in color with a dark brown head. Incredible aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, oak, molasses. Taste is a mixture of dark chocolate and coffee with slight smokey notes. Very smooth and hides the high ABV incredibly well. Full bodied with a sticky heavy mouthfeel at first giving way to a dry feeling. Taste really lingers on palate. This and Bells Expedition are the 2 best stouts I've had. Very very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
12 oz bottle, 2014 vintage, received via trade and poured into a snifter at home. Jet black appearance with a lacy brown head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, light coffee, roasted malts, bourbon, toffee and wood. Similar flavor, everything comes together nicely. Full body, smooth and creamy with a sweet finish. Wow, what a great sipper and an incredible beverage overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Drove all the way to Grand Rapids to try some. Was able to come home with some bottles. Poured very heavy, giving a small tan head. Dark thick body. No light comes through. Smell is very minimal bourbon with lots of coffee. Some wood smell. Taste is coffee with more bourbon than the smell. Very good. One of the best beers I’ve had. Poured the beer somewhere around 55 degrees.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shaunmaloney (27) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Tap at Tap House in Rochester, great house! Well another year for this rare unicorn of a beer. Easily the best beer of the year. Fall into imperial bourbon bliss. If you get a chance, you should. Cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Appearance - 5 - dark brown black color, mocha head, nice lacing on the glass Aroma - 10 - huge bourbon, oak, coffee, roastiness, smoke, espresso taste - 10 - huge bourbon, oak, coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, toasted coconut, vanilla, booze Mouth/palate - 5 - heavy,alc present like a nice bourbon. Aftertaste is roasty coffee awesomeness. O - 20 - great roasty coffee Bourbon barrel beer and a great contrast to the other greats

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (459) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roasted malt. Extremely smooth taste. Balanced cocoa and vanilla of the bourbon. Really a great imperial stout. Maybe the vanilla is a bit too strong, but that may be the only slight imbalance. Best Imperial stout I have had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroSpud (1679) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2013 vintage during a tasting at Julio’s. Sadly all we got were tastes of this great stout with no bottles available for purchase. But I finally got to taste this stuff and was not disappointed. One of the classics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (649) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to beernut! Thanks bro. Black with tan head. Aroma of bourbon and boost, some chocolate. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Yummy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (74) - - MAY 17, 2014
6oz pour on tap. Deep deep brown. Almost non existent head that sticks on the glass where the beer meets the glass, tan in color. Hints of toasted toffee, caramel, bourbon on the backbone. Smooth finish with a slightly dry palate. Leaves a semi warming feeling as you finish.

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