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RATINGS: 1915   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Headbanger (3488) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (700) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2015
bottle. Pours jet black with a small brown head. Strong notes of chocolate along with some coffee and vanilla. Flavor is mostly chocolate with vanilla with some bourbon notes; rounded out with some coffee in the finish. Full bodied and very smooth on the palate. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (814) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2015
9oz draught. Pours jet black. Aroma of Chocolate, cocoa, earth, wood. Flavor of licorice, cocoa, chocolate, molasses, earth, wood, vanilla, booze. while it is good, it is slightly overrated.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TizzleJizzle (716) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Oh my God, where to start...Poured an opaque dark brown near black with a decent khaki head. Highly complex taste of bourbon, oak, roasted dark malts, burnt malts, vanilla esters, and dark fruit all coexisting in perfect harmony. Medium to high fizzy carbonation, thick oily body. Simply put, this is the by far the best beer I’ve ever had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiquorHound (23) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Poured a dark brown almost black with great lacing. Aromatics of vanilla caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate and oak. Entry is medium viscosity with a nice chocolate note with the subtlest hint of coconut and Mexican cinnamon. There are also some cognac like fruit notes with vanilla and caramel in the mid palate as some bitterness from the cocoa nibs and oak accent the finish (the oak tannins add a touch of dryness). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
4theluvofbeer (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Dark pour with a tan head that closes quickly. Aroma of coffee, bourbon and chocolate. Flavor is outstanding ....coffee bourbon with a vanilla finish. So many different layers on this beer. This is one on my all times favorites! Close to perfection.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (535) - New York, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin tan head..aroma of booze, coffee,roasted nuts..dry,boozy,malty,coffee flavor..very good but overrated.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jas321990 (7) - - APR 10, 2015 does not count
Room temp into a wine glass. Smells of coffee and bourbon, maybe chocolate? Looks perfect, jet black with no light even on the very edge, dark tan head. Same taste as aroma, only knock I can find is the burn is a bit strong. Thick and lush mouthfeel, would give 4.5 if I could, almost ideal.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
samsmith33 (497) - - APR 9, 2015
Thanks to Dave for sharing this rare find with me.Appearance: dark black, medium off white head, impressive lacing as it fades.Aroma is chocolate and whiskey, nicely blended.Taste is coffee first, whiskey later. Smooth and sweet. As close to perfect as I can imagine at this point in my cabeer (beer career.)Feel is smooth, not as lively as some.A gem of a brew.Tasting side by side with the regular Founders Breakfast Stout and it is superior, which says a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (240) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
Appearance- black with a small Brown head Aroma- big espresso coffee, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor- big coffee flavor, chocolate, some dark fruit, sweet caramel sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (218) - Minneapolis, - APR 8, 2015
This is a big, boozy, slap you in the face stout. The breakfast stouts more in my wheelhouse but this is an experience. Big bourbon, coffee, light chocolate.


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