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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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At the brewery, we celebrate St. Klippenstein day to commemorate our love of free ham, pot lucks, and big stouts. In honor, we brewed this Belgian-style stout aged in bourbon barrels. Rich cocoa brown in color, the first sip of this beer opens with complex chocolate and roasted aromas. Notes of vanilla, coconut and oak infuse the palate and lead to a smooth, warm finish.

This full bodied beer is brewed with an array of dark roasted malts: dark chocolate malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, and brown malt. After being hopped with Chinook and Northern Brewer, and fermented with a trappist-style yeast for a month in stainless, the beer spends three months aging in bourbon barrels.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5512) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2017
On draft. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. Roasted malt, char, raisin, astringent bourbon, burnt toast, and molasses. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13891) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2017
75cl bottle, thanks Peregrinari. Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate syrup, some roast, light Belgian yeast. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2979) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Pours black in color with a soft khaki colored head. Roasty coffee and Bourbon aroma. Light bodied, big roast flavor well balanced with vanilla and oak Bourbon character. Notes: On tap at Birch Tree Bread Co, Mar 17 after the Worcester St. Pattys Day parade.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1715) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head, nice lacing. Phenolic malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth phenolic malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Draft. A nice and robust strong stout. Not ultra boozy as colder temps, huge melange of everything, roast, hops, cocoa, bourbon, raisin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (746) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 16, 2017
Nez assez fin base de bourbon et de chocolat. Bouche toute aussi fine : chocolate, cafine. Finale et longueur rsolument bourbon. Plutt sche, pas du tout coeurante.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1714) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Very roasted like coffee, but more of a latte. Brown coloring close to black. Some tar molasses. Mouth is full but not thick and coating. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (707) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2016
2016/10/24 - Pours an opaque dark brown colour with a thick, frothy, tan head that lingers and leaves ample, patchy lacing. Nice retention. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, roasted coffee, bourbon, oak and vanilla with a hint of molasses and light smoke. Taste follows nose; dark cocoa, roasted coffee, light molasses, wood, light vanilla, bourbon and a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is medium to full and oily with a sweet, dry, warming finish. A lot going on, but nicely balanced. Wish I had the foresight to pair this with ham!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14765) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2016
750 c&c from the Woodland CostCo. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, wood, maybe some smoke and spice. Med + body. Flavor is dark treacle, bourbon, chocolate, wood, a little smoke, and detectable peppery spice. Theres a lot going on in this, and it comes together very nicely. Wish I had some ham on hand.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5382) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle from Bine and vine. Pours a cocoa brown with a thin tan head. Nose is roast, earth, cocoa, oak, vanilla, slight smoke, and some savory almost meaty character. Flavor hits with cocoa, smoke, earth, oak, and a very young bourbon presence. Bourbon comes off as unmelded- sometimes the bourbon is mellow, not the case here. Also has a slight savory smokey almost BBQ essence. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.


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