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RATINGS: 1883   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Sampled at the Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a pitch black color. Great aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a bourbon feeling. Great flavor of roasted and biscuity malt, coffee and chocolate, there’s also a bourbon feeling. Full body, liquorous texture. I can’t say I like it better than regular breakfast stout but it is as good, which is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1133) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2006
bottle bought with much anticipation! coffee and bourbon aromas pour out even before i’ve tilted the bottle - additional aromas associated with bourbon show up: vanilla, woody oak, and alcohol as well, but to a slightly lesser extent. some sweet malt, although those aromas are more of an afterthought. very little carbonation, oily like i like my stouts. flavor is sweet and alcoholic, giving way to some coffee and roasty astringency. hot finish, i suppose because of the alcohol lent to the beer from the barrel, but aside from the apparent alcohol finish, this is a well-done barrel-aged stout - not over-the-top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - MAR 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 This beer has most definately lived up to the hype. Nice silky black pour and dark tan head. You can definately pick up some jack sents and a light chocolaty aroma. Goes down smooth and has a nice roasted flavour and leaves little hints of bourban. Nicely done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2006
Pours dark brown/black, with a very small brown head. Aromas are coffee, smoke, bourbon, and chocolate. Flavors are coffee, bourbon, smoke, vanilla, dark fruit, and chocolate. Body is medium . An interesting combination of coffee and bourbon. Thanks to Ohio Dad for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - my bottle, courtesy of trade with Pailhead. Poured thick black with smallish tan rocky head. aroma is bourbon, roast malt, nuttiness, yum. Mouthfeel is flat, acidic, alcoholic with a long bourbony finish - pretty damn fine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2006
(12oz bottle, thanks for sharing BuckNaked) Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, coffee, milk chocolate, some roast, light bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, earthy. Watery medium-full body, alcohol well hidden. Gentle bourbon/oak helps balance and thereby improves the Breakfast Stout, which I generally have found too coffeeish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Dark brown pour with short brown head. The aroma is dominated by an earthy woodiness from the bourbon barrel. Also, strong notes of coffee and milk chocolate and lighter notes of vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is rich with coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Nice bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly clean mouthfeel with a medium finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Surpisingly there was bottle of this just sitting around late int eh evening at the RBSG grand tassting. mjames and I decided to indulge and then pass it around. Dark black opaque small light tna head. Huge coffee and vanilla well complented by chocoalte and vanilla. The oak is in check and performs nicely as a complement rather than a distraction as the case all too often is. Full creamy palate. Mighty fine stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Sampled at RBSG06. Dark black color with a thin brown head. Aroma of dark coffeee and roasted malt. Dark roasted malt flavor, lots of burnt coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Opaque black color. Full light brown foam. Sensational nose which combines the characteristics of the original beer (intense coffee, roast and chocolate) and the barrel (vanilla, coconut, oak) to create a smell that is pure bliss, resembling a melting Snickers bar. Flavor, unfortunately, was a bit of a let down. It just didn’t seem very concentrated and full, not as intense and gripping as the nose promised.

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