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RATINGS: 1729   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ebone1988 (183) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Aroma is chocolate frosting, dark chocolate brownie. Appearance is motor oil black, half-finger tan head. Taste is like eating bitter coffee, dark chocolate brownie. Wow wow wow. Mouthfeel is super thick, perfect carbonation. Overall, this is liquid perfection.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Itís just the best. The only bad thing I can say is I wish I could get my hands on more. If you see it, buy it. You will not be disappointed.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pickydrunkguy (1) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2012 does not count
The way God would want a beer to taste. Super duper yummy. Here is a video of my rating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oc3_WKzw20

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nobeerandnotv (12) - eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2012
Gave CBS a 5 so KBS needs it too tasted both on tap side by side. I enjoyed the KBS slightly more but I think thats due to a lil more maturation than the CBS but the same goes with both just a lil more milder on the bourbon cleaned up nicely with choc and coffee founders are stout masters

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
Best imperial stout iíve ever had. Taste like you dream it would. Prefect brew. Too sad weíre not lucky enough to have these in montreal.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pras (374) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Thanks Dave Arnold for the bottle. I finally understand what all the hype is about. This is probably the best beer I have ever tasted. Pitch black color. Aroma is full of dark scents including chocolate, coffee, vanilla, a hint of bourbon, dried fruits, and quality alcohol. Flavor is just like the nose. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, bourbon, and quality alcohol. Hop bitterness is present and in balance with the rest of the beer from beginning to end. Very smooth, very drinkable, delicious. I am going to drink this one slowly and enjoy it!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crompt (100) - York, South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
This is the best bourbon stout Iíve ever tasted. Rich and creamy with a bourbon burn at the end but in the best way possible. This is the staple when it comes to bourbon stouts which is so balanced it is dangerous. If you ever get the chance to try this please do, I promise you wonít be disappointed!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ataraxia (304) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Motor oil black, thin brown lacing. Complex blend of charred wood, syrupy chocolate, black coffee, vanilla bean, molasses, blackcurrant, plums, and roasted malt. Impeccable balance between the caramel sweetness, bourbon sourness, or alcohol bitterness. Oily, smooth, viscous, and full-bodied. Long, pleasant finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 2011 bottle (year and a halfish). Whaddaya want me to say? It smells awesome - very mellow bourbon on a smooth coffee-touch-of-cream back-bone, And thereís a skull on the label. Small and classy, of course, but itís a skull. Iím rambling. This is the bourbon-barreled version of what may be the standard Midwest stout. And, as you may expect, it fucking rocks. So well balanced - coffee, smoke, wood, bourbon, and roast wonderfully meshed. ADDTN: Drinking a fresh 2013 bottle: rated as a 4.6 (Iíll leave the higher rating up). Astrigent chocolate on the aroma. Rich and intriguing. Mouthfeel is much more harsh when younger. Flavor is more based in a very dry coffee stout, with a bit of chocolate, than it is bourbon or wood. Bourbon only really hangs around for the afterburn - and there it is.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zickbeer_ye (221) - Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bourbon coffee, roasty dark chocolate aroma. light brown creamy head with solid black body. Bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate very smooth after taste. Smooth and creamy on the palate AMAZING...IZZICK!!!!


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