RATINGS: 2467   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TonyDiUlio (663) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Had compliments of my incredible unselfish herculean roommate James. Pour is solid black with little milk chocolate. Aroma is dark chocolates, roasted malts, and yummys. Flavor is so chocolate and malts. So minor hints of alcohol. So well balanced. This is incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottled pours jet black, light brown head, with roasted coffee aroma, roasted coffee flavor with bourbon and alcohol, thick syrupy mouth feel, coffee after taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5735) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black pour, almost no head. Aroma is really strong I could already smell the coffee while it was pouring. Strong coffee notes, bourbon, booze and tobacco. Taste is a potent mix of espresso coffee and bourbon. Palate is actually dissapointingly thin with huge bourbon/alcohol burn on the end. Good, but still, generally dissapointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1909) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ Founders for RBSG10 - dark, thick and syrupy. Molasse with a shot of espresso, hot and boozey. Bourbon, woody oaky and liquor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcos (1850) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle acquired a few months ago at Rodmans in DC. Sweet coffee aroma. Pitch black appearance cofffe stout taste, with slight burbon taste in the middle and an oak finish. Some sweetness from chocolate, hint of vanilla. Medium body, fairly nice texture. Somewhat long finish. Covers up the impressive alcohol percentage very well. A very very nice imperial stout. Impressive palate and alcohol coverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidelis83 (2291) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 2009 bottle thanks to either Phaleslu or Cletus, got a bottle from both, thanks guys! Pours jet black with a small caramel brown head that replenishes itself upon every swirl and leaves surprisingly nice lacing for such a high abv brew stout. Aroma is roast, coffee, vanilla, oak, wet, smokey campground and vanilla liqueur. Flavor is coffee, roast, creme brule, slightly hot oaky bourbon, sweet, dark caramel, a touch of spiced, dry dark fruit, tobacco, and last autumns leafy earth and wow, lots of hot bourbon. Palate is heavy bodied, somewhere between creamy and oily up until the hot, off dry finish. Boozy, sweet, hot, over bourbon barreled, brash a touch, unrefined and friggin fantastic. Improves in spades between fridge and room temp. Update-08.24.2013 After drinking this a few times since my review and currently drinking my last 2009 bottle I have to say this stuff ages fantastically. The heat wears off considerably with time, the coffee flavor has stuck around somewhat even after 4 years

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paulys55 (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Had one of these compliments of Jim at a Furthur show so my state of mind may not have been what I would like it to be for a serious tasting. All I remember is thinking "damn that is a great tasting beer and I cant wait to have one when I am sober". Will re-rate at that time, hopefully soon. Thanks again Jim.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
A: snifter. pure black in color. dark tan head, almost mocha. medium retention and very light lacing. S: I expected tons of rich malts, but a huge bourbon flavor masks most of it. tons of vanilla, coconut macaroons, and light cherries. T: tons of vanilla, cherries, slight coconut, big chocolate and coffee flavors. absolutely amazing. aftertaste stays so long, and is so perfect. M: big and bold. perfect carbonation level. very smooth for 10%. D: maybe two of these, but the 10% really hits you with the high gravity and bourbon flavors. this beer is amazing and I am not sure there is anyone who would not like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - AUG 27, 2010
Heavy chocolate and coffee aromas, sweet and creamy with notes of bourbon. Pours black with no head. Rich flavors of vanilla and coffee. Sweet, with hints of oak and whiskey. The 10% is well hidden. Excellent in all respects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2010
12oz. after waiting for the virginia label approval... pours pitch with a cocoa colored head. aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and a touch of cocoa. mouthful is rich and creamy with a big bourbon front and nice bitter sweet chocolate in the finish. i little heat from the alcohol, but it is a welcome heat that complements the drink rather than distracting. worth the wait...

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