RATINGS: 2412   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Pours black as night with a minimal dark tan head. Maintained nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of coffee, vanilla, and caramel. The flavor was of coffee, vanilla, alcohol, and a slight hint of chocolate. It was very heavy on the palate (almost syrupy) with low carbonation. Overall this is one of the best stouts I have had to date. Has a very nice complex flavor and aroma to back it all the hype. Definitely should be on your Want list if you have not had it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sledutah (7210) - Utah, USA - JUL 12, 2010
12oz bottle from wavers1, thanks
Appearance: Pours thick black with a nice medium tan head and great lacing in the glass
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon and coffee
Taste: Silky mouthfeel. Heavy roasted malts, dark chocolates and bourbon. Finishes with dried cocoa coating your mouth and some heat in the stomach
This is an awesome Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Pours black with a thin tan head to it. Has a heavy smell of bourbon, coffee. Taste is super heavy on the bourbon. Its a little hard to get over. Ill stick with Breakfast Stout thanks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4381) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark dark brown-black with a thin tan-brown head that doesnt last long... not much in the way of lacing S: Rich roasted coffee, a blast of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel and general roasted malt scents.. very bold and complex T: Sweet vanilla tip before the rich coffee taste dominates with its chocolate and caramel tones... bourbon finishes off the flavor profile... you know that characteristic oak-spice burn with jack? ... yeah this beer has a bit of that at the end and its lovely... M: Smooth, full bodied, velvety, slight burn at the end O: Delicious. The smoothness really helps this monster go down... the only thing holding this baby back is the flavor complexity... its got a tad too much going on to keep drinking many of these... but thats not a bad thing at all!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle Pours a good deep black with a small tan head. The head leaves quickly and makes spotty lacing rings. Aroma is real good, Coffee, chocolate, oak and some bourbon, with vanilla hints. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is great. Good malty touches with a strong bourbon backbone. A touch of sourness. THe alcohol is hidden well. Has a full body. A thick and slick texture. The finish is top notch with a great aftetaste. I waited a while to get my hands on this one and it did not disappoint. This is just darn good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2010
Bottled 355ml. It pours a pitch black beer with a smallish, nicely lacing deep beige head. Tobacco, vanilla, bourbon, oak, strong coffee, bergamot and a huge amount of poppy seeds showing up in the nose which is strong and inviting. Full bodied with poppy seeds being rather present in the taste too. Flawlessly brewed, rich and complex. Vanilla, poppy seeds and bourbon components in the finish which is a little harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moooooser (32) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Interesting beer, although it doesnt quite live up to its hype. This beer is so think you can barely see through the film on the glass! Lots of bourbon and coffee, but didnt really taste the vanilla very much. Definitely worth a taste, but not one of my favorite imperial stouts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (5938) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bourbon and musty yucca nose. Viscous black, no head. Yucca and molasses flavor, with a chocolate undercurrent. Bourbon and cherry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. There is a hop flavor in this that Ive only tasted in one other beer, Ballast Pt. Victory at Sea, and I dont like it at all. Aside from that, its too thick and too heavy with bourbon. Going against the grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1514) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2010
A shot of whiskey in the aroma. Alcohol malts above the glass. Dark chocolate truffles. Oak. Brutal, heavy wood. The appearance is motor oil black with spotty lace. Flavor is heavy milk chocolate truffles. Porter malts. Whiskey burn. The woody oak is very intense. Chocolate and bourbon. Vanilla and cherry. The palate is chocolate milk with a major, MAJOR burn on the way down. Its an excellent, though overrated and overpriced beer. Brutal flavors. Dark and oaky; chocolate and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
italianjohn (2966) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Black pour with a dark tan head .... aroma of vanilla, chocolate and coffee and slight bourbon ..... taste of creamy vanilla, chocolate and coffee at first with a bourbon background ... the flavors all came together and the second glass I had was very balanced with a warming bourbon finish .... im glad the bourbon did not dominate ..... lived up to all the hype for me

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