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RATINGS: 2250   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2008
12oz bottle(courtesy of Hopscotch)-Pitch black body with a nice small tan head and an aroma of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and slight vanilla. Taste begins with vanilla then bourbon and follows with some chocolate and slight alcohol. This full bodied brew is very well balanced. Great tasting. Awesome.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laakus (91) - Nossebro, - MAY 28, 2016
2016 edition, 12,4 ABV. Bottled 03/03 2016 Pours black with a thick brown foam, long lasting. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, bourbon and I also imagine I found some licorice there too. Taste is mainly chocolate, coffee and roasty tones and after a while a harsh finish when the bourbon tones hits in. The licorice turns more obvious as the beer is getting warmer. Creamy and pleasant mouthfeel. Excellent beer of course though I am not still convinced the barrel aging makes the imperial stouts better. Will be interesting to check out how tthis batch ages,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (977) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Butelka 355ml. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana jasno brązowa, drobna, obfita, bardzo trwała jak na taki woltaż, dokładnie oblepiająca szkło. W aromacie paloność i czekolada podkreślona nutami beczkowymi, szlachetnego alkoholu, lekko słodkiego, takiego likierowego i subtelnymi nutami wanilii, dość intensywny i mega przyjemny. A w miarę upływu czasu nuty beczkowe, drewniane stają się coraz bardziej wyraźniejsze. W smaku mega gładka czekolada, likierowy alkohol, goryczka palono-alkoholowa leciutko drapiąca w przełyku ale bardzo przyjemna z wyraźnym efektem rozgrzewania choć sam alkohol (12.4 w wersji 2016) bardzo dobrze ukryty. Piwo leciutko oleiste, pełne w odczuciu, dość pijalne jak na swoją moc choć zdecydowanie pośpiech jest zbędny i degustacja powinna trwać bardzo długo. Bardzo dobry stout a leżakowanie w beczce po bourbonie nadaje piwu szlachetności choć nuty beczkowe są tylko dodatkiem i nie dominują piwa choć nadają mu wyjątkowej wytrawności, takiej drewnianej, leciutko ściągającej, bardzo przyjemnej.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
Extremely well balanced BA stout. No booze, awesome coffee and vanilla flavor, dangerously drinkable. I would love to have multiple cases of this beer and drink every freaking day.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikO (34) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
2016 edition. Strong coffee/chocolate dessert aroma, taste is same plus toffee, vanilla, oaky bourbon, burn sugar, roast coffee notes, hint pf licqorice. Thick oily mouthfeel. Ends on a strong booze burn. Great big 'ol beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle generously shared for breakfast by Arturo-sama! 2016 version. Rich and decadent just as I like for the style, lots of vanilla and espresso, brown sugar, cocoa, oak, just enough bourbon bite, touch of spice, dangerously smooth, nice dry finish. Perfect Saturday breakfast warmer :)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2206) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
355ml bottle from Beer Gonzo. 2016 Release. Pours black with a beige foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of chocolate malt & coffee. Flavour is roast malty. sweetish, molasses, chocolate & coffee, woody oak, bourbon, boozy, some spicy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, dry warm boozy woody oak bitter finish. Very drinkable indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (14740) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2016
Sehr dunkel braune Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Kaffeebohnen, süß, Vanille, geil.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alkolas510 (1116) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
kolsvart med stort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mycket av fatlagringen bourbon , vanilj, kaffe och choklad. Fyllig med lagom beska. Det blir inte så mycket bättre!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkiley1 (5) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
This lovely beer was vintage, 2014 KBS bestowed upon me by a close friend. Pour thick with a beige head, aromas of tobacco, tar, leather, chocolate, raisins, coffee and liquorice. Smooth taste. no lingering bitterness perfect end to a great evening. Drank at home

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jackolan (18) - - MAY 22, 2016
From a bottle. It's all been said already. If you're lucky enough to run across it get it no matter the price. This is most certainly true.


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