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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (371) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
Very similar to many other good barrel aged stouts...nothing real special here... Very enjoyable to drink and very smooth with nothing too overpowering... Make sure to let her warm as u drink it... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4588) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2016
On tap at Craft Beer Helsinki 2016. Pitch black with a large beige head. Fairly intense roasty aroma with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, spices and hints of alcohol and caramel. More raw than expected, assume it’s fairly young. Expected something rounder and smoother, but by all means - still nice. Sweet, roasty and complex with nice bourbon notes and a surprisingly decent bitterness. Certainly a tasty sipper, but wouldn’t mind trying it more aged next time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (2050) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at my place Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Bottle from Zlotta. Thanks a lot man. 31.05.2016. Pour it dark color with thick black head. Aroma chocolate, coffee and just pinch of vanilla. Nothing mind blowing. Taste starts with coffee, bourbon in the middle, vanilla, sweet milky coffee note, sticky feel, full body, soft carbonation, pleasent bourbon and coffee after taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (867) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2016 Bottle at home, 2015 ed. Pitch black, firm brown, stable head. Huge bodied chocolate, cacao, coffee and roasted malty toffee and butterscotch come in first, then the bourbon, vanilla and alcoholic heat come in, blending beautifully. Rich coffee dominated, bourbon-y aftertaste. Low to absent carbonation, soft and really creamy mouthfeel. Exceptional beer, but the coffee/chocolate are more present than the bourbon, which stays a bit thin sadly imho.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smithld1 (167) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle utobeer. Looks and smells outstanding and exciting. Taste is excellent. Extremely well balanced but very tasty. An exceptional drop.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsen1635 (572) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is fresh and powerful with roasted coffee, raw liquorice and bourbon. Taste is very balanced and round with a bit of dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Full body and low carbonation

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vighals (2841) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016
Svart med fingerhøyt lys brunt skum. Lukter whiskey, vanilje, trevirke, fløte og espresso. Fyldig. Whiskey dominerer også i smak. Salt lakris, vanilje og tørket fruktsødme. Alkohol, kakao og whiskey i avslutningen. Tørr

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. The beer has got a deep black colour with a smooth body and small steady head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, hot cocoa, malt, barrel, rum, woods, dark fruits. Intense finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (332) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 24, 2016
Notas principales a Bourbon, café y choccolate. De color completamente negro, cuerpo redondo, corona de espuma abundante de buena retención. En boca equilibrada, a la vez compleja y llena de sabor. Al paladar es exquisita. Notas intensas a Bourbon, café y chocolate. Algo de madera y frutos secos. A la vez muy fácil de beber y equilibrada en cuanto a los sabores. En resumen excelente cerveza. No cabe duda que la guarda en barrica le viene de maravilla

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (580) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottled 11 Feb 2016, 12.4% ABV. Completely impenetrable black with small tight creamy and persistent mocha head. The chocolate, oak and bourbon are immediately apparent in the aroma, with vanilla and some red wine notes. The taste is rich and decadent - big port wine, dark chocolate, big creaminess, bourbon, oak, vanilla, a little licoriced, dry spicy and earthy hop finish. Surprisingly but not unwelcome, the coffee isn’t really noticeable. Full bodied and creamy. Was sceptical but this does live up to most of the hype and I’m excited what a bit more age will do to my second bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (426) - - JUN 20, 2016
1/3 pint, keg. Pours black with a medium thick brown head subsiding quick but slowing down to leave a nice layer of brown foam. Scent is dense dark roasted cappuccino and light amounts of chocolate as well as maybe tobacco. Taste is dense chocolate and light orange peel, light vanilla, and light caramel. Bubblegum. Little bit of capsaicin. Maybe rosemary. Mouthful is ultra creamy. Ice cream. Finish is a little bit sticky and very smooth with a light bite. Utterly excellent.


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