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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Beer Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3280) - 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 (3260) - 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 (1585) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle, 08/08/2013, huge thanks to brystmar! Black pour, dark tan head rests to an oily slick on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is thick coffee grounds, intensely bitter, yet balanced by maple sweetness, toffee, vanilla bourbon. Taste is thick maple and smooth dark chocolate, vanilla wafer, lingering soft bourbon finish- like bourbon maple fudge syrup pancakes. Thick, smooth and creamy body, unreal, liqueur-like. Wow, really great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phillies08Champs (692) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from Brent shared at Tomís house. Pours midnight black with with grey brown head. nose is blended whisky, espresso and black malt. first sip is similar with burnt sugar,roasted chickory and dark choclate. nice finish but a little boozy.this probably needs a little time.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Leaving room only for the potential of something better. Absolutely amazing beer. Aroma is heavy maple, mollasses, coffee, and well controlled bourbon and oak. Taste is such a rich flavorful coffee, maple, mollasses mixgture that somehow isnt too sweet. I dont know how this beer does it but.. BELIEVE THE HYPE!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours as dark if not darker than Morning Delight, unclear thick black coffee with a dark caramel head with a cinnamon hue. Aroma is so smooth, bringing vanilla sweet barrel from the whiskey and some maple and toffee. The flavor is as smooth as you can get for a barrel aged beer, bringing just enough rum and spice flavors from the whiskey. Flavors of the maple are still there blending in so well with some coffee moonlighting in the background.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
I wanted not to like this one but that is impossible, the absolute perfect incorporation of coffee, molasses, and bourbon barrel aging, these guys right now are crushing it

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Chill Iowa tick offered by the alum. Consumed all sample offered. @wedding just not just now. Potent notes of molasses smooth chocolately bourbon. Pleasant dark chocolate roast. Cocoa powder. Dates. Bourbon and roast provide pleasant balance to chocolately sweetness. Booze well hidden. Tasty well rounded bal stout. Super chill.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Silver-waxed bottle shared by TheAlum- thanks a TON, Adam! Bottle #127. Pours a deep brown, not quite opaque, with amber edges and a tiny dark tan head that settles quickly into a ring. The barrel notes blast immediately from the aroma- vanilla, brown sugar, whiskey, coffee, maple syrup, caramel, and oak. Layers and layers of sweetness and roast. Same can be said for the flavor, with maple syrup, coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, and cocoa beans. Medium-bodied - thinner than Morniní Delight for sure - with modest carbonation and a warm, sweet, roasty mouthfeel. The sweetness isnít overwhelming here, nor are any other notes. Theyíre all big but donít push one another out of the way or offend the palate. Man, this is good. I put it even with Morniní Delight because I like the bigger body there and extra splash of complexity with the barrel here. Lives up to its billing.


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