Beardaxe (126) - - SEP 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. Heavy chocolate aroma, some bourbon but not much. Taste is a great blend of deep chocolate, roasted coffee, bourbon, and sweetness. Sweetness is not cloying or overdone. This is all about balance. Nothing overpowers, nothing lingers in the background. Finesse.
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Strife21 (28) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Smokey malty hints of chocolate and strong after taste of Kentucky bourbon. Almost like you took a shot after the first sip. Then it mellows out on your palate and everything just goes perfect with one another.
So happy I got to try. Wasnít sure how you can make breakfast stout better but Founders found a way.
Upsbob33 (18) - Sewell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the greats that we can try and get every year. Great color and a huge flavor but not over the top
icehawk (600) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (thanks art!) rating #500
Aroma: Nuts, bourbon, wood
Appearance: Pitch black with brown head.
Taste: Quite complex; coffee, smokey wood, bourbon
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, big and chewy, although pretty drinkable. Smooth, slightly flat mouthfeel.
Overall: Not a new concept, but extremely good and different than other bourbon barrel stouts. Vanilla adds a sweetness, and the coffee leads the way on the taste front.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an amazing stout. Very complex flavors of chocolate, burnt malts, vanilla, bourbon. Oh man is it good. Find it and drink it.
Jimsal27 (111) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with 1/2 inch tan head. Aromas of cocoa, coffee even a hint of vanilla. Taste follows nose. Really smooth finish with just a hint of bitterness. Soft Medium body. Excellent. Lived up to the hype. One of my favorite beers so far.
WillRunForBeer (181) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An extra from umich43jm. Wow, thanks! Pours deep lack with a tiny brown head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, raisin and dark chocolate. Smells amazing! Flavors of dark malt, coffee, vanilla, oak, raisin. Lots going on. Very nice.
FenrisWolf (36) - - SEP 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you like a good dark beer, this is for you. Definitely a sipper.. very chocolately. Fabled for a reason. Tan head. Dark body. Stout with a abv to back it up. Glory in a glass.
jbdpsu82 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comparison between a 2010 and 2013 bottle. Pours a deep brown/black. Little to no carbonation on both, slightly more on 13. 10 has a much more prominent bourbon smell while 13 is more coffee forward. 10 has a nice boozy bourbon taste with coffee aftertaste while 13 is very coffee forward an a little more bitter. Both excellent. Smooth non-carbonated mouthfeel.
citrahop77 (1) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Flat out favorite beer. It would be a great stout to start with then itís aged in bourbon barrels. The coffee and chocolate has a massive presence then a slight hint of bourbon on the back end to balance everything out. Hard to believe itís over 11%. Dangerously smooth. Only problem is itís very limited production.