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RATINGS: 2691   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 2015: Appearance is the same as previous years. Milk chocolate hits the nose first in the aroma followed by bourbon, cherry, vanilla and hints of wood. The taste follows the same path as the nose with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and a bit of cherry. The coffee presents itself much more in the taste with a smooth flavor. Also get some drying wood flavor. Some lingering coffee and roast in the aftertaste. Very nice creamy mouthfeel. Very well made with expertly blended flavors. 2014: Pours black with ruby highlights, a finger of dark khaki head that dissipates to an attractive foam with nice lacing. The bourbon comes through in the aroma and so does the oak from the barrels. Also some sweet chocolate and only a faint hint of coffee. The taste is at first sweet with cocoa and a nice vanilla, then the bourbon flavor appears along with a pleasant touch of alcohol warmth. You then get a chocolate covered coffee bean flavor and only a touch of bitterness. Finishes with more chocolate and a bit of oak woodiness. Mouthfeel is creamy and somewhat sticky with a medium/full body. Carbonation is medium with small bubbles. Alcohol legs appear in lacing. Exceptionally well integrated flavors that compliment each other and never overpower one another. A sipper that is highly enjoyable. ---Jeremy H


4.1
commonshawn (1259) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Tap at bulldog ne. Cola black with tan creamy head. Sweet boozy nose. Sweet, rich, chocolate, boozy peat. Very complex. Some spiciness. Sweet lots of layers. Full creamy body. Big and well thought out.

4.9
rommelreno (73) - - JUL 22, 2017
Cerveja com perfeita inserção de álcool, café e chocolate. Representante das melhores do estilo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
brunopbraga () - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - JUL 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 APARÊNCIA • 3 boa formação de creme marrom claro de alta retenção e líquido opaco de tom preto. AROMA • 11 notas de baunilha, bourbon, café e chocolate amargo. SABOR • 19 complexo, de duração prolongada, amargor médio-alto, leve álcool e final relativamente seco. SENSAÇÃO • 5 corpo alto com textura aveludada, baixa carbonatação e leve aquecimento alcoólico. CONJUNTO • 9

4.5
Psytron (2284) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle says 11.9 ABV. Smell of oak, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, bourbon. Very dark brown colour, dark brown head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, tar, licorice, bourbon. Bitter with alcool sweetness. Soft, plentiful carbon. Awesome stuff.

4
wojanex (237) - warszawa, POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Kawa nade wszystko, bourbona nie stwierdzam, alko i owszem. Nie do pracjez zimnego kega w pubie, producent zaleca saczenie z koniakówki w zaciszu domowym i ma racje.

4.4
wheresthepath (2333) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2017
I never thought I’d see the day when I’d get an 11% impy on keg in Wycombe! Times they have a-changed indeed. Drank it in the Mad Squirrel during tempestuous weather, with lightning stabbing the rooftops and torrents of water cascading down the street outside. Most impy stouts make me think of a nightcap in a comfy armchair by an open fire; this one smelt boozy enough to light the fire with and make you feel comfy anywhere (which is just as well, because the Squirrel regrettably has neither armchairs nor open fire). To put it in a more RB-review style, it’s got a huge aroma of coffee and bourbon. Once I’d stopped inhaling the fumes, I got a look at this beast. It’s black and viscous with a middling tan head. Easing the first sip past my lips I was immediately struck by the really full, rich and smooth mouthfeel. It tastes of coffee liqueur, obvious alcohol, muscovado sugar, chocolate, vanilla and some roasty notes. A sumptuous treat of a beer that sustained me through the long swim to the bus station.

3.7
KW92 (1593) - Warszawa (Warsaw), POLAND - JUL 14, 2017

Butelka z datą : 01.12.17
AROMAT : Intensywny. Przyjemna beczka (drewno, wanilia, kokos), trochę z tyłu alkohol, kawa oraz nuta warzyw strączkowych (groch, fasola).
SMAK : Bourbon, kawa, alkohol, gorzka czekolada. Posmak kawowo-Bourbon/owy (alkoholowy). Alkohol słabo ukryty. Brakuje mi "ciała" (gęstości / oleistości).
WYGLĄD : Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, bardzo niska.
OGÓLNIE : Nieułożony alkohol, a raczej słabo ukryty to największy zarzut jaki mam do tego piwa. Leżakowanie może odrobinę by pomogło. TOP50 wśród RIS’ów na Świecie? Wątpię. Beczka po Bourbon’ie to nie wszystko.

4.5
nutjes (950) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2017
35,5cl-fles van bij saveur-biere.com U: Zwart met een donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Chocolade, drop, donker fruit en koffie. S: Zoet met een lichte moutbitterheid. Drop, karamel, chocolade, donker fruit en een beetje koffie. M: Volmondig, sticky en lichte carbonatie.

4.4
cervmagpt (835) - PORTUGAL - JUL 13, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (33B/30A/20C). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch unknown (BBF 30.11.17). AROMA: medium and well balanced notes of chocolate, slight coffee, dried grapes and prunes. faint vanilla. vinous background complements the aroma. APPEARANCE: almost black in color and opaque. Brown creamy medium head with good retention. leg formation. TASTE: medium-high chocolate note that evolves into a medium-low coffee and roasted malt character. initial low bourbon note. médium bitterness with a semi-dry and roasted finish. PALATE: full body with a velvety texture. médium carbonation. smooth alcohol warming. OVERALL: a very good flavored imperial stout more balanced on the aroma than the flavor.

4.9
googleimage83 (166) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2017
The standard breakfast stout is one of my faves, but this one just amps it up. Bourbon flavours early, then the big chocolate/coffee hit. Maple, vanilla, brown sugar all over the place. Smooth, and incredibly easy to drink for how big it is. Thick and black, dark brown head fades quickly. My new top beer?


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