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RATINGS: 2412   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maverick34 (3093) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Holy. Crap. Draught. Pitch black pour with almost no head. Incredible dark chocolate mocha coffee goodness. Almost minty in fact. Lots of alco but it works. Basically I am still drinking it as I type this am am nearly speechless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2010
On Tap @ Rattle N Hum. Black and opaque with a bit of brown head. Very strong coffee aroma with roasted malts and a bit of caramel sweetness and vanilla. Taste is more coffee, extremely smooth, full bodied, smoky. Very faint bitterness, you get a hint of the bourbon on the taste but dont really get a bite from the high alcohol. Nice long smoky/coffee finish. I could drink this in the morning instead of my usual coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Draft, Churchkey. Deep black pour, thin tan head. Roasty, charred, coffee aroma. Tastes of char and roast, oats, bitter coffee, almost espresso like with a smooth alcohol burn at the end. Very nice, but theres not a lot to it other than char and sharp coffee. Could use a little more complexity, though this is still a very nice, rich stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2011 Bottle, thx for sharing tarheles. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Flavor is delicious, coffee/chocolate with a nice bourbon kick and light boozy note. Very drinkable for a 11% abv beer. I want more!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 G: Oversized snifter. A: Pours very, very dark and thick with a single-finger caramel-colored head, which has plenty of carbonation and air bubbles. Head recedes quickly; nice lacing. S: Coffee and dark chocolate. A little bit of hops. Bourbon presence with a little bit of alcohol. T: Burnt espresso to go with the bourbon; lots of malt and a little bit of hops to go along with the alcohol. Chocolate and creamy flavors linger after the beer goes down. Hints of caramel and vanilla as well. Incredibly complex--each sip brings something new. M: Incredibly smooth. Unbelievably sooth and medium-bodied in the mouth, with the perfect amount of carbonation and a striking alcohol presence, which is not overpowering. Simply lovely. D: Very drinkable for the style and ABV. Its a shame I was only able to pick up two bottles--hopefully I can scrounge some more up somewhere else.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leafs93 (2205) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Thanks to Chalsk. Pours a deep dark brown with a thick and creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, bourbon, smokeyness and vanilla. Taste is sweet with a resiny thick finish. An absolute gem of a beer. I thought this was a bit overated but was sorely mistaken.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Another beer from a trade with Daknole. This one has a pour that reminds me of soy-sauce with a head that are almost not there - only as a a edgy brownie line. The nose is a blend between bourbon vanilla and strong coffee. The taste is also dominated by the bourbon that are up-front with a nice edge of biting alcohol. The coffee is special notisasble in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium. I kinda miss some complexity in this one and I cant help but feeling a bit disappointed. Nice beer to try though. Thx

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Had on draft at the Stable. Tasted side by side with CBS. Pours dark with a brown head. Has a much stronger bourbon flavor than the CBS. Can really taste the alcohol. Really get the flavor of coffee and oatmeal as well. Overall a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
glennmastrange (2742) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of molasses, dark chocolate, and strong coffee, light resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with background notes of bourbon, smoke and dried berry. Head is small, fizzy, light brown with fair slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown, almost black. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is full, syrupy and has a soft carbonation with a moderately to heavily alcoholic and lightly sticky finish. This Imperial Stout really is great for any occasion. Full and rich, perfect for morning, day or night.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2010
Lots of bourbon barrel aroma and taste here, but never overpowering. Coffee and oatmeal really standing out as well. Long lasting flavour. If you like bourbon, coffee and roast, youll definitely like this and if werent for the fact its so hard to come by and its price tag, Id be drinking it all the time.


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