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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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"This is our Coffeehouse Stout amped up to 8% abv and aged for a couple of months in Virginia Gentleman Reserve Bourbon Barrels. Another unique AleWerks beer which blends the rich, coffee-milk stout flavors with those of vanilla and bourbon."


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Shared generously by a few folks in line at the Brandy Hunahpu release. Thanks! Nose is vanilla and bourbon with caramel and tons of chocolate. Roasted notes rounded this one out making it smell like a mocha cafe with some vanilla (according to the wife). Sweet smelling. Dark brown pour, khaki head. Taste is sweet up front with subtle notes of bourbon and vanilla. The main attraction is how well the bourbon played with the chocolate and coffee notes. Well balanced and easy to sip with a sweet front and a lightly bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
6/17/12. Bomber shared by biggsbowler. Nice black pour. Nice coffee aroma with just a touch if vanilla and bourbon. Big coffee flavor as well with touches of vanilla and bourbon. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1921) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Huge thanks to watson1977 for this one! Pours brown black little oily and barely any head, but a thin tan collar. Aroma is sweet mix of bourbon and coffee and roasted malt, but the coffee really shows through!. Taste is bitter upfront with the coffee and chocolate and then the bourbon just barely shows its self with some slight wood and vanilla and roasted malt all around. Palate is full and slick, slightly oily and finishes dry. Very enjoyable and drinkable!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to mar. Dark black brew with some tan head. Nose of chocolate, lots of bourbon, and coffee. Flavors of wood, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, and a smooth chocolate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours dark brown with a pretty dense head of dark tan foam. The nose is powerful with strong coffee, light bourbon, vanilla, and milk chocolate notes. The flavor is rich and delicious with just enough sweetness to balance out the roasted malt bitterness. The wood, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee all come together harmoniously. Rich in body with just the right amount of carbonation leading to a decadent and lasting finish. Their best brew for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bomber. Poured medium-dark brown with a creamy, well-retained brown head. The aroma picked up assertive, very welcoming roasty coffee paired with tangy bourbon upfront.. light lactic notes and more coffee beans beneath.. a deeper dive brings out toasted oak and earthy hoppage.. not terribly complex, but nothing I didn’t like in there. The flavor opened with tangy bourbon and related barrel, then gave way to a thick, roasty, and tasty coffee impression.. sweeter coffee and some lactic notes joined toward the back.. good coffee/bourbon interplay on the long finish.. just a few too many residual sugars in there, but everything was tasty. Medium-ish bodied with the right amount of carbonation to keep it moving through the palate.. again, it wasn’t too complex, but it didn’t need to be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2012
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a thin ring of white bubbles. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with lots of coffee and vanilla bourbon oak. Body starts rich, chewy and sweet with some roasted coffee notes, vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate before a slightly cloying bittersweet finish. Could be a little more attenuated, but has good coffee and bourbon complexity.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
Great beer! The coffee and bourbon are ever preasant throughout without being overbearing. Everything is done with a light touch and flavors are subtle. Extremely drinkable and delicious BBA Stout. I would love more of this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3775) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2012
This is absolutely rediculous. Huge coffee and bourbon flavors, very dry and rich and roasty. Love it!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours black with ruby hues...oily...medium mocha head. Aroma has mild bourbon and vanilla...faint dark fruit. Flavor has dark fruit and roasty bourbon notes...slightly sweet...coffee is subtle. Mouthfeel is medium/full and sticky with a coffee/dark fruit warming finish.


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