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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewerís Choice, debuted at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011. A Russian Imperial Stout. Breakfast of champions, just add pancakes. Made with real maple syrup and a super secret brewersí ingredient.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MAFountain (18) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2012
On tap into a tulip shaped glass. Coffee, maple syrup, vanilla aromas, and taste. Very black, with minimal lacing, and a one-finger head. Decent carbonation. It was not astringent either, and the 12.8% ABV was very well hidden. I would drink as much of this as possible as often as I could. To bad the brewery is two hours away though. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3420) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Sampled at GTMW 2014. Pours a dark black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, sugar. Flavor is very sweet with mild roast and dark malt bitterness towards the back end. Thick chewy mouthfeel, with creeping roast in the finish. This is too sweet for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Pours an opaque inky black, brown head with good retention, leaves some lacing and coats the glass. Flavor is very tasty coffee, smooth with no astringency, chocolate and hints of maple syrup and vanilla, roasty, more espresso, fairly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours an opaque inky black, brown head with good retention, leaves some lacing and coats the glass. Flavor is very tasty coffee, smooth with no astringency, chocolate and hints of maple syrup and vanilla, roasty, more espresso, fairly sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at TG. Massive espresso nose, probably the nicest coffee aroma Iíve come across, like sticking your nose in a bag of freshly roasted oily coffee beans. Also some caramel in the aroma, chocolate, malty sweetness, fantastic. Pours an opaque inky black, brown head with good retention, leaves some lacing and coats the glass. Flavor is very tasty coffee, smooth with no astringency, chocolate and hints of maple syrup and vanilla, roasty, more espresso, fairly sweet. Very full body, medium carbonation, very smooth and creamy, coats the palate. Coffee flavors and aromas in this beer are amazing, well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at TG. Massive espresso nose, probably the nicest coffee aroma Iíve come across, like sticking your nose in a bag of freshly roasted oily coffee beans. Also some caramel in the aroma, chocolate, malty sweetness, fantastic. Pours an opaque inky black, brown head with good retention, leaves some lacing and coats the glass. Flavor is very tasty coffee, smooth with no astringency, chocolate and hints of maple syrup and vanilla, roasty, more espresso, fairly sweet. Very full body, medium carbonation, very smooth and creamy, coats the palate. Coffee flavors and aromas in this beer are amazing, well done.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at GTMW. Poured oily black with no head and heavy viscosity. The aroma picked up sweet Aunt Jemima over a fine blend of dark malts.. decadent, and I really wanted it over pancakes. The flavor found sweet maple, vanilla, and more pancake syrup over coffee and roasty black patent maltage.. more bitter toward the back, with rising coffee roast.. just delicious! Syrupy, heavy, and coating on the palate.. sweet.. this struck the right chords with me!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (194) - GREECE - SEP 22, 2014
330ml bottle at home, thanks AntonFred! Black color with small dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, a looot of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, a little bit spicy (like cinnamon?). Taste is roasted malty, heavy sweet, chocolate and vanilla and heavy bitter, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Full body, silky creamy thick, soft to flat carbonation, with very long bitter coffee and dark chocolate aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2014
So the time is upon us where one rater has 100 more Iowa ratings than anyone else on the website. Enormous thanks to TheAlum for providing a bit of the beer to mark such an occasion.

So this one pours an inky black with a nice head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is super sweet, chocolaty, vanilla and booze forward, with a good bit of coffee to it as well. Iím not really doing it justice there, but itís just impossibly rich smelling, inviting, brooding... etc.

The flavor is rich & sweet, generally huge with a bunch of dark chocolate & coffee. It seems a bit odd, but I swear I got a touch of like a floral bitterness to it too, Iím not sure what thatís about,, but it was nice enough either way and provided not so much a balance, but a curious pleasant note that took the beer in a slightly less brooding direction.

The mouthfeel is totally tongue coating & huge without being annoyingly gigantic.
way way fun.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest on 08/09/2014: Pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head that recedes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and cocoa. Full-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, sweet maple and coffee. The finish is sweet with a graham cracker and maple aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mindwarp (57) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014
From memory from The Great Taste Of The Midwest in Madison. On tap poured a dark brown with a strong maple syrup aroma and brown head. Taste is strong maple syrup and coffee. I donít like coffee and the maple flavor tames the coffee flavor, and the coffee tames the maple flavor, than throw in some stout and there you go. I remember thinking where are the pancakes, but it isnít really thick enough for that. That was the best beer I have ever had, period.


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