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RATINGS: 1713   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
want1DIPA (204) - - JUN 30, 2013
I absolutely loved this near perfect beer. By far the best stout Iíve had to date; however, Iím drinking my first Speedway tonight. I really enjoyed how smooth and mellow the chocolate, coffee, smoke flavors mixed together. I highly recommend pairing with some dark chocolate for a late night desert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjat (3) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
This is 2nd only to Goose a Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout. Regular BCBS feel behind because I love coffee in my stout

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhilHarmstead (15) - Vermont, USA - APR 14, 2014
Tap at Farmhouse and 12 ozers at home. Everything youíd want on a late winterís night by the fire. Strong nose of bourbon, earth, peat, caramels. Once again, proof that god loves us.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmoosey (78) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
Poured at home from a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Smell is of coffee and cocoa with a little sweet vanilla. Taste is cocoa, with coffee and vanilla. Thereís that little burn in the back of your throat from the bourbon at the end. Medium body. Overall, an awesome beer with a lot going on...Definitely recommend!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kayres (388) - , Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Smooth sweet coco bourbon and vanilla. Medium bodied and silky ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DialSquare (2306) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Thought for sure Iíd already had this. Tap at Proof. Black pour. Huge roasty chocolate aroma. Creamy vanilla, chocolate, light bourbon, wood. Bittersweet. Awesome balance. 8.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1001) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, for my 1000th rating. Pours motor-oil brown/black with a high, mixed-grain, tan head. Nose is good bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and a touch of soy -- really amazing; the bourbon comes right through. On the tongue, heavy and dark; not as sweet as I expected, with the best encapsulation of bourbon Iíve ever tasted in a beer along with coffee, vanilla, and a touch of savory. The palate is oily smooth with a long, satisfying, heated richness. Worth the hype.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfc514 (44) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours black with a tan head into a snifter. Aroma is of bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Unlike most BA stouts, the bourbon isnít in the forefront, but mixed in and balanced nicely with the other ingredients. Taste follows the aroma, a nice balance of all three of the main characteristics. Bourbon and vanilla, chocolate, with some coffee. Strong bourbon aftertaste along with the coffee. Absolutely fantastic. A little boozy at the end, but age should take this out. Thick and oily on the palate, exactly how I like my stouts. An exceptional twist on the BA stout style, and unlike most of the others, this one doesnít let the bourbon overshadow the chocolate and coffee. Itís perfectly balanced, perfectly drinkable. Age could mellow out the boozy bite at the end, but this is a damn near perfect beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crash26 (11) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Deserves all the hype! This beer is amazing. One of, if not, the best tasting beer I've ever tried. Almost complete perfection, the only thing I could even consider dinging it for is it is a little thinner than I'd like (and by just a hair), but that's not to say that this beer could be much better. World class for sure! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SombreroKitty (9) - Union, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Pours pitch black with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is strong vanilla bourbon and a little booze. Mouthfeel is viscous but very smooth for such a high alcohol beer. The immediate taste is of chocolate and coffee with just the tiniest bit of alcohol on the back end. There is a very long and pleasant vanilla and bourbon aftertaste with a vanilla nose. Very, very good, and glad we were able to get it in NJ this year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayon_or_dust (2) - Indianapolis, - APR 12, 2014 does not count
I thoroughly enjoy this beer. This rating is based on the fresh '14 batch. Slightly sharp on the booziness. Could use a year or so in the cellar.

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