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RATINGS: 2615   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   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.

2016 vintage - 12.4% abv

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4.4
mice (993) - FINLAND - SEP 2, 2017
Almost black beer with small dark brown head. Strong aroma has vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, plum, licorice and oak. Taste has malts, caramel, milk coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate and bit roasted. Sweet, but not so much sugar as many ISs does have. Wonderful.

4.2
Spab (3973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2017
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an ultra dark brown colour with moderate-sized tan head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, coffee, milk chocolate and leather. Flavour is very dark but not overly toasty with lots of cocoa, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, light woodiness and milk chocolate. Fine carbonation. Alcohol is really subtle. Really impressive.

4.8
AcctError490323 (14) - - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 draught. black with brown head. strong aroma of bourbon and cask with massive sweet taste of chocolate, bourbon, cask, toasted malts with a maple syrop note.

4.1
KraftowyJakup (399) - POLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Wersja 2017, lane z kranu. W nosie przyjemna kawowa paloność, kokos, migdał, może wanilia, toffi, lekkie orzechy (olejek etetyczny do ciast), gorzka czekolada, w smaku gładziutkie, nie za słodkie, pełni sporo, paloność tu już nieco bardziej kakaowa, trochę dechy, dość mocno palona kawa, orzechy, głównie migdał, lekka wanilia, goryczka średnia, palona, posmak palono-kakaowo-szamponowy, wychodzi nienachalny, szlachetny alkohol.

4.2
zvsn (2194) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Tom. Opaque deep brown-baclk with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, licorice, wooden barrel, cocoa, alcohol. Taste of bitter-sweet chocolate cake, coffee, roasted grains, vanilla, prunes, licorice, light smoke and wood notes, rich and complex with great balance. Full-bodied, smooth. Great RIS.

3.9
mieszal92 (311) - Gliwice, POLAND - AUG 27, 2017
First contact with this legend, next in a row disappointment with the American fame. Awesome aroma, nice smooth and thick consistency. Sadly, seems a bit empty and not any interesting. Too carbonated, though. Maybe too fresh booze-wisely. Leaves a nice delicate roast aftertaste.

4.4
rayaron (1921) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Thanks Tom. 2015 edition. Opaque black with brown head. The aroma has notes of wood, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, oily and alcoholic. The flavor has lots of cocoa, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcoholic. Oily texture, full-bodied. Rich and excellent.

4.3
MasDen (448) - Mogilev, BELARUS - AUG 24, 2017
High aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, burnt malt, a bit alcohol. Dark, opaque with brown head. Nice taste of chocolate, bourbon. Dry bitter finish with coal notes. Full body, small carbonation.

4.3
CurlyJoe (292) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2017
Moderate head for the ABV. Lots of chocolate and vanilla in aroma and taste. Extremely smooth, all the flavours are present but not overpowering. Coffee, choc, caramel, vanilla, malt, whiskey. Goes down with ease and begs for more. Well deserved reputation, doesn’t miss a beat and can’t fault it.

4.1
Gregus (742) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Butelka. Barwa czarna. Piana drobna. Aromat kawy, ciemnej czekolady, wanilii, palony, likieru czekoladowego. Smak kawy, czekolady, palony, likieru czekoladowego. Goryczka spora.


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