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RATINGS: 230   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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
65cl, no mention of ABV, as AleWerks Café Royale, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, with coffee, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly vinous/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5467) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Keg @ Beer Run. Deep brown with a small tan head. Initially a bit of hot baked apple and cinnamon on the nose. Caramel, sweet German chocolate cake. Rum raisin. A nicely complimentary set of aromas. The taste is initially strongly of bourbon but is then balanced out by the supple coffee. More chocolate cake, vanilla, roast coffee beans. Mellow sweet finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (769) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pitch black color with a solid brown head. Intense aroma with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Awesome chocolatey sweetness and coffee bitter in the flavor. Medium body and very drinkable with a nice lingering chocolate in the finish. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
9/23/2010. From bottle. Pours black with a large beige head. Strong coffee aromas with chocolate, oak, vanilla. Sweet at first, coffee flavors, then finishes with bitter hops. Fantastic stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1549) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled: unk When I crowned this bitch, I immediately held it over the sink on account of its excessive pppfffttt! Pours a black ale with a huge light mocha foam, in line with the acoustics provided. Leaves a solid webbing of lace. Smells of oak, vanilla, coffee, sweet cocoa - to be honest, my first sniff made me immediately think of KBS - but easier to get. Really pleasant nose. Flavor is robust with bitter coffee, semisweet chocolate, oak, bits of vanilla and tannin. Body is a hint light probably on account of it’s excess carbonation and dry finish. If the body was adjusted, I think the beer would be leaps better, as it warms it achieves this a bit, but still, the beer is negatively affected by these limits. After awhile, and plenty of swirling, the carbonation died down and the mouthfeel became medium heavy with a really nice finish. This also allowed for more of the sweetness in the flavor to come through, bumped the mouthfeel from 2.25 to 3.5 (since the issue was present) and the flavor up from 4 to 4.5.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltznbelg (5) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
Complex. This beer has been aging for a whole. The head disappeared quickly and their is not a strong aroma. But the flavor is intense and the deep red to black color fantabulous. A great sipper for an autumn night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (5607) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Iphonphan in Denver. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy dark tan head and an oily consistency. The aroma is rich creamy alcoholic roasted malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a roasted malt creamy boozy coffee chocolate palate. Silky smooth and a whale contender.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3098) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Iphonefan. Pours a pitch black with a creamy, huge beige head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, molasses and coffee. Flavour is very sweet, alcoholic, molasses and rich on malted flavors. Big oak barrel influence in the flavor. Aftertaste is very sweet and long lasting. Velvet, smooth mouthfeel. Very nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared big thanks to iphonephan. Pours black with a big brown head. Aroma of big coffee, roast, bourbon, vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6634) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
love the simplictic label .. . pours dark .. . mild foam, lacing is decent .. . coffee, light tar, and mild cooking vanilla with a tiny dash of bourbon .. . mouth is mild but not weak .. . pretty good, could easily gulp down a bomber! .. . . Hank Hill is my Father. i tell ya what..

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