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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Beer Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
great beer that lives up to the hype....strong nose that almost puts me in a diabetic coma, light coffee, thick maple sour, bourbon, sweet but pungent... the taste is balanced better not as sweet as the nose, more stout and bourbon, decadently awesome

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
justforrazors (27) - - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle 230/300 poured into snifter after having 15 minutes on the counter to warm from the fridge. A- Pours a viscous pitch black with a dark brown/mocha head about 1/4 inch high with insane retention for a stout. Detectable carbonation bubbles, but on the low side, as appropriate for style. Over two minutes, the head fades to a mocha ring around the edges of the glass. S- Mother of god- this smells like Vermont maple syrup aged in a bourbon barrel, dipped in chocolate, and wrapped with the tears of angels. Honestly though, the syrup sweetness with the wood notes really dominate, although the bourbon notes are just hanging out behind them. T- Maybe I am just riding the hype train, but this tastes absolutely amazing. A huge sweet maple sugar (think the little maple butter candies you can buy up in Vermont) followed by a super mellow bourbon barrel character mixed in with chocolate, caramel, and a balancing roast and bitter note. M- Thick. A bit more carbonation than I expected for this, but it works well with the beer. This is an oil slick of a beer, as it should be for the style. This is definitely a sipper, but I could (and will) drink a full 12 ounces in one sitting happily. O- This is by far the best tasting and smelling beer I have ever experienced. Insanely good, better than BAVDL and BCBS rare in my opinion. I am actually a bit upset I decided to open this bottle, because I donít know if I will ever get it again. I guess I will be at the release if they release it in the future!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beardaxe (169) - - SEP 20, 2013
Yea this was amazing. Similar to mornin delight but a bit less sweet. A bit more boozy. Too long ago to remember super specifics but it was fucking awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Huge thanks to my buddy Matt for sharing this awesome bottle. Aroma pancakes breakfast. Not maple, maple plus pancakes, maybe some cinnamon. The mouthfeel is perfect balance between thickness and carbonation. Taste has the perfect amount of bourbon but was not in the aroma. Bit of maple and chocolate. And coffee, but the coffee was really in the back or rather perfectly mixed. I really like coffee bombs, I guess it could have used more coffee in this but that might have thrown it off. Because everything really is perfectly balanced. No burn at all. Tried this at an amazing tasting up against some of my favorite ba stouts and this was the best. We opened BC Coffee (my previous #1) right after this and it didnít even come close. Even later in night trying Rare and Murdaíd Out, this still stood out as the best. Fuck man, amazing.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
A- pours an oily and sleek deep deep brown with a thin, quick deep tan head that does not linger. S- reminiscent of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - just a little better. Whiskey, rich vanilla, molasses and toffee persist. A hint of grains, chocolate covered raisins, graham crackers, marshmallows, caramelized sugar, wood and sugar cookie batter. M- light carbonation supports a full body and a smooth, oily full palate. T- tangy cacao, coffee, burning alcohol and vanilla get you going up front. More sugary maple syrup, dried fruits, marshmallows, fudge, mocha and molasses form a sweet and solid middle. Some tangy hints of overripe apples and bing cherries. Whiskey persists throughout. Walnuts, grains, dry grass bitterness form towards the end. Ending is long and sweet with a rich chocolate, maple, toffee and cake. Is this Heaven? No, it's a beer from Iowa.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
b3shine (5135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 oz bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks JAXSON). Bottle # 257 of 300. Looks good; a mostly opaque black with thin mocha head that quickly dissipates into thin lacing. Smells great! Dark malt, chocolate, coffee, whiskey, and a bit of oak. Tastes like it smells, with a bit of pancakes and maple syrup too. Great on the palate. This beer is LEGIT!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (838) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Oily black no head. Slightly bourbony nose but muted. Flavor is real sweet and oily with some batter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2013
sepia, thin coffee head disappears fast. Nose is heavy coffee, ashy and oppressive, even singular.Flavor is marshmallow sweetness, light chocolate and ash mid before more wood and chocolate finish. Very sweet, synthetic coffee-stout experience, tons of sugar. Is this cake or beer cause I get no grains or hops?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3138) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2013
A rather poignant & generous courtesy toss via TheAlum @ the Edmund-Minoqua wedding extravaganza.
As planned, Iím using this rating to take my position as top rater of Iowa beers.
Thank you to Loineshawn for the wedding occasion & to Adam for the pour.



Pours black with a small head, but one that is fairly well retained and leaves lots of lace that oozes down the glass with the weight of the legs.

The aroma is big, lots of coffee & fudge, a little bit of bell pepper, but honestly not in a bad way at all. Plenty of dark chocolate, some nice rich vanillin forward bourbon.

The flavor is again huge and rich... The coffee is really well done here bringing a nice big roasty character with a mild bitterness. There are some really nice sweeter flavors of raisin, fudge, & maple but itís got some nice dark bitter chocolate as well. The vanilla and oaky elements from the bourbon are well presented.

Plenty sweet, plenty rich, plenty awesome, goodness gracious.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Bottle..Mother of god..Pour is dark with a nice tan head..Nose is beautiful chocolate, vanilla, fresh roasted coffee, fudge, spices..Taste is perfect, vanilla, fresh coffee, nutella , chocolate, all wonderfuly balanced and layered..Wow


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