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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
In short: A semi-roasted stout with an dominant old cold cup of black coffee flavor. Decent
How: Bottle 22oz. Canít remember the age, probably around one year of age. Bottle from ksurKin, thanks a lot Ken
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is all about coffee and Iíd describe it as 1/3 roasted coffee beans, 1/3 a cup of cold black coffee and 1/3 old wet coffee filter. Not the exactly the fresh roasted coffee beans aroma I like in this type of beer. Taste has a solid and crisp malt backbone, like a big of dried black cake (without the chocolate icing). And then thereís coffee and more coffee. As with the aroma the coffee flavor was part roasted coffee beans, par black coffee and par wet coffee filter. Body was a bit lifeless. This tasted like a 5 year old bottle without the oxidation, maybe this is might be a Coffee Imperial Stout has to be consumed as fresh as possible. Usually one year is not very old for that type of beer but my bottle the flavors were kind of muted and lacked vivacity. As straightforward as a coffee stout can be, and not bad at all, but this is the type of beer that is hard to screw-up. Not the beer I was hoping it would be so Iíll have another beer because I always listen to the little red angel on my shoulder andÖ WHAT?!? It is the white one on the other shoulder I am supposed to listen to!?! That explains a lotÖ

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective barrel-aged beer tasting on 08/11/2012. Opaque black pour with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily to a film. Small patches of lace. Lots of roasted coffee in the nose, plus some bourbon. Medium to full body with a big roasty character of coffee and malt along with some bourbon and fruit in the background. The finish is mildly bitter coffee and malt. Good beer from start to finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
black pour with a khaki head. nose is vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, and wood. great on the palate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1782) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle. Black pour, tan head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, roast, wood, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, bourbon, bakerís chocolate, light roast. Palate is full, creamy, soft, a bit slick, rich bourbon finish. All around nice, and very drinkable at 8%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1283) - 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 (6169) - 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 (1957) - 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 (3336) - 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 (7184) - 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 didnít 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 wasnít too complex, but it didnít need to be.


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