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RATINGS: 2214   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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.

KMick311's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KMick311 (3) - Carbondale, USA - APR 15, 2013
Had this for the first time a coupe of days ago after hearing about it for over a year from some other beer nuts with whom I work. Enjoyed it in a Sam Adams glass (the one made specifically for optimizing taste), and walked away thinking I may have just drank the best beer I’ve ever had. I’m a huge IPA fan and usually don’t fawn over stouts, but this sucker takes the cake!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MNAle (107) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2016
(2016 Release) Very dark, opaque. 1 inch tan/brown head, creamy and think, recedes slowly. No visible carbonation, but then, nothing is visible except black. Initial odor is bourbon, a bit boozy, follow by distinctly chocolate with coffee underneath. Some roastiness as well. Thick mouth feel, but still no carbonation on the tongue. Mild, coffee, bourbon, chocolate initial taste with a nicely bitter and bourbon finish. As you drink, it leaves a thick, clingy, stringy lacing down the glass. A bit boozy, but just wonderful overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbe75 (116) - ICELAND - MAY 1, 2016
From a taste. Heavy taste of coffee and vanilla. Chocolate......bourbon whiskey. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Megager (12) - - MAY 1, 2016
Dark brown black, head rapidly dissipates. Aroma impressive, coffee, vanilla and arouma. Flavour, immediately struck by coffee and vanilla with bourban about middle of tongue. I could definitely taste the alcohol. A very good drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sask89 (504) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Huge chocolate aroma with lots of coffee as well, slight bourbon notes, really nice. Taste is rich and malty with a dry bitter backbone to balance the sweetness. Full bodied, good carbonation, and quite thick on the palate. Just an awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (789) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
Drank 29-04-2016 with Thijs and Bram in Waalwijk. Thanks Thijs for sharing! Awesome beer. I liked it better than the BCBS.. very rich, smooth, great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1305) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass From: San Diego Wine Company in Miramar (San Diego), Calif. Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received on April 23, 2016 Consumed: April 27, 2016 Misc.: Bottled on March 3, 2016 at 1:21 a.m. ET Thanks, Tom! My wife’s uncle, Tom, brought this as a gift, along with Trapistes Rochefort 8 and Acoustic Ales Instant Triple Karma. Unbelievably nice as I hadn’t had the chance so have either. I had obviously really been looking for this one. Wasn’t sure what he paid for it (was able to check the other prices on the place’s website), but have heard others pay anywhere from $7 for a single bottle to $24 for a 6-pack. Have unbelievably high expectations for this one. I’m talking 4.60 range. Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of frothy, tan head. Great uneven, spiderweb lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.50) Smelled dark milk chocolate and black coffee malts. After second effort got smooth bourbon, oaky wood, booziness, toffee, caramel, crayon, hints of vanilla and roasted hazelnut. Reminding me a bit of Tioga-Sequoia’s Autumn Rush. (Smell - 4.25) Taste followed the nose nicely. Still reminding me of TSAR. Got dark milk chocolate, boozy bourbon, oaky wood, creamy vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate milkshake, roasted coffee malts, toffee, caramel, Oreo cookies, wet cocoa and hints of spice (cinnamon?). (Taste - 4.25) Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. (Feel - 4.75) This was just an awesome beer. I still think I slightly overrated it a tad with the pedigree, but so be it. It is not elite to me, but just a great beer. (Overall - 4.25) 4.32 96 A

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beern (5) - Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Aroma: Espresso. Appearance: Jet Black. Taste: Espresso& deep dark cocoa. Palate: smooth, powdery cocoa. Overall: Well worth the 100 score. Good deep dark strong desert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b33r (808) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
2016 bottle. Dark black color with barely a thin medium brown ring of a head and little to no lacing. Aroma has sweet vanilla, roasted malts and creaminess, toasted marshmallow, and vinous bourbon notes. Flavor is smooth cocoa with good balance of hot smoky bourbon. Strong alcohol burn but great flavor. I’m sure this would be great with a couple years on it but I don’t have the will power to wait!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyo1 (577) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ bishop’s arms. Thanks Johan. Pours pitch black with a small moccha head. Aroma has chocolate, Chilli peppers, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, burnt candy, alcohol, bitter coffee. Big bodied with medium to high carbonation. Taste is roasted, sweet and dry with coffee, dark chocolate, chilled, vanilla bourbon, wood barrel, alcohol, cocoa, , raisins, plums. Long duration with Lingering chocolate, orange peel and grape. Assertive bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahuth (203) - - APR 27, 2016
Bottled. Pours thick black. Has a huge caramel smell. The palate has medium to light and has a medium bourbon taste. A hint of coffee taste. Awesome stout

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