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RATINGS: 1952   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle at my place with Taylor, Thomas, and Chad. Aroma of rubbing alcohol, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Taste of rough coffee and vanilla. Finish is savory long and chocolaty with coffee. Delicious. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle at Novare Res. Smells amazing, of bourbon. Tastes of vanilla, toffee. Medium-full body. Finishes with a boozy semi-bitter bourbon. Absolutely Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2013. pitch black with a small creamy brown head with short retention and good lacing. chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, booze, coffee. bourbon is big, but itís not so big that it overpowers the rest of the beer, which seems to be the norm for bourbon barrel stouts. medium-heavy sweet, heavy bitter. full body, thick and creamy feel, soft carb, moderately hot. itís good, really good, but itís honestly way overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1170) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
An extra from umich43jm. Wow, thanks! Pours deep lack with a tiny brown head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, raisin and dark chocolate. Smells amazing! Flavors of dark malt, coffee, vanilla, oak, raisin. Lots going on. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (448) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap in tulip from Birch Hill Tavern: Pours black with a dark tan one-finger head. Aroma is roasted coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and dark malts. So much flavor in every tiny sip. The bourbon is really present in a fresh batch, as is the coffee. Coats the mouth with smooth, sticky perfection. All this said, I still prefer regular Breakfast Stout, but itís just preference. Bourbon barrel aged beers add a certain sweetness to a beer, and one of the characteristics of FBS that I love is the packed in flavor with very little sweetness. This is a world-class beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Re-rate 6/30/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Black with a light brown head. Amazing coffee beans aroma with roast, bourbon, dark chocolate and a bit of vanilla. Sweet roasty flavor, a bit bitterish, with dark chocolate, lots of coffee beans, a bit of bourbon and a vanilla and a light alcoholic hint. Full-bodied. Really great stuff. 9/4/8/4/17=4.2

[10/4/13] Bottle sample at a tasting at chrisoís place. Thanks jsquire! Black with a tiny bit of light shining through and a bit of light brown foam. Lovely aroma with lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, some wood and bourbon. Sweet roasty flavor, bourbon, with dark chocolate, coffee and hazelnuts notes. Great full thick body, rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff. 8/4/8/5/16=4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
What else needs to be said? Big, boozy and beautiful. I appreciate Founders attention to detail. Not overpowering but enough kick to know the bourbon is there. Worth the wait in tracking this down. Canít wait to find some for the cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Yes this beer is awesome. Personally I donít love "coffee" beers, but there is alot of other good stuff going on in this one. Aroma smacks of coffee, but also some creamy sweetness. Taste has less coffee - just heavily roasted malt - and more of the sweet malt and barrel notes. the beer finishes with coffee flavors. Palate is good - full/thick with a sticky sweet finish. Overall really tasty, but I have a hard time justifying the hype. Mostly that relates to my personal distaste for outright coffee flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gruberm (329) - - NOV 28, 2013
Gorgeous dark brew. Thin to non existent head. Wonderfully tasteful a very full body. Almost need to chew. Tastes come in the second half of the mouth. Chocolatey coffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Amazing stuff. Rich coffee, chocolate and bourbon on nose. Add those with some extra dark fruit and licorice notes and you have a winner. The mouth feel is silky and smooth.

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