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RATINGS: 1729   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.


sailracer's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sailracer (377) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Medium bourbon barrel flavor in the initial taste. A little sweetness that evolves into a chocolate roasted aftertaste. Excellent overall.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbarty91 (5) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Very happy I was able to try this one. On tap. A: chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Ap: dark brown with a small tan head. T: bitter with the Bourbon coming through at the end. P: sticky with a pronounced Bourbon taste and just lingers. O: delicious and a top 5 beer for me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
muzzle (1) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Amazing !!!! So good so very very good! The nose is remarkable oak an dark sweetness with an obvious high ABV nose tickle. The taste is so well balanced with a sweet yet bitterness at 70 IBUs loving the silky mouth feel with coffee an bourbon back end. WELL DONE Founders

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnrider (3) - San Sebastian, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Great beer when you can find it. Vanilla and coffee tastes mix so well here.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (321) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that lasts forever. Aroma is chocolate, nut, and oak bourbon. Taste is heavily bourbon, a nice dose of sweet chocolate, and some coffee that comes out stronger as the beer warms up. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. This is a delicious beer that lives up to the hype, even if the bourbon is a tad overpowering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jasond612 (229) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
4/18/14 bought for $7.99 @ CBO. Was last to grab a ticket. Drank as a celebration after getting the job as manager. I liked it but fell well below BCBS ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AHSlowhand (35) - - APR 19, 2014
Big vanilla, bourbon, and bacon. Smoky bourbon and vanilla on the first sip. Nice tan brown caramel head, and chocolate liquid gold. Outstanding

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dal9000 (137) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Immediate aroma of cocoa. Thin tan head on a dark brown deep pour. An immediate cocoa ( not chocolate) and coffee taste. Perfect taste. , not overpowering. Note: the foam turned a dark tan as I drank it. Worth the hype. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at the Capitol-Bloomsburg. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Big roasted malt notes on the nose with a hint of bourbon. The bourbon notes are subtle on the tongue but they expand on the maltiness as the beer warms. A bit of lactic on the finish but it’s also remarkably smooth and hides it alcohol well. A damn good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xBEERxNOLA (57) - - APR 19, 2014
Pour - black. No head. Aroma - slight caramel. Mouth - lightly oily. Low carb. Taste - nothing up front but after swallow. Slightly hoppy on the finish then a rush if coffee and slight bourbon. Overall - excellent. Bourbon comes through the longer you drink. Coffee at the start. Not for sessions.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shawnt302 (1) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
This is my all time favorite! Very hard to find. Nice bourbon smell on the nose and a smooth bourbon vanilla taste!


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