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RATINGS: 2703   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.

2016 vintage - 12.4% abv 2017 vintage - 11.9% abv

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, Awesome beer - this one on tap is phenomenal. There was little head, and a deep dark mean look. The flavor and palate stick with you and its not too sweet to enjoy over a few pints. This is one of the best stouts - easy hands down.


4.4
ptitlouis57 (11) - - JAN 22, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2018 C’est propre, c’est net, à la hauteur des espérances, bien fait, que rajouter par rapport aux précédents commentaires...

4.2
Beerowl80 (390) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt, vanilla and bourbon. Moderate sweet and light bitter. The bourbon flavour comes through but does not overpower.

4.2
Metalchopz (3685) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2018
Pours a real dark brown colour, close to black. Creamy-frothy rich beige head, long lasting with some nice creamy lacing. Aromas of warming alcohol at first pour, but disappears quickly leaving some well-blended cocoa, molasses, liquorice, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts with mild hop bitterness. The taste is where the bourbon oak barrel notes come out over the coffee and chocolate. Some nice dryness and bitterness in the finish. All is so well-balanced with the oat helping. Wow! Quite the nice winter warming Imperial Stout.

5
cwill (110) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2018
Jet black pour into a chalice. Thin than head that quickly disappeared. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Taste of pure decadence following the nose with hints of roasted malt, bourbon and cherries; very complex. Smooth mouth feel with a creamy bitter finish. One of the best beers I've tasted for sure.

4.1
DavidSvinth (378) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2018 Tap på Mikkellerbar Aarhus. Dybsort med brunt skum. Tyktflydende. Vidunderlig aroma af brændt malt og kaffe. Behagelig og dog kompleks i munden. Flot balance mellem sødme og bitterhed. Fuld krop. Lang eftersmag.

2.7
skylast (13) - Monmouthshire, WALES - JAN 12, 2018
From bottle, 11.9%. Coffee, licorice, slightly caramel aroma. Opaque, black, frothy. Medium bitterness. Full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish. I much preferred the none coffee version.

4.9
damzz (532) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2018
2016 Vintage: Pours a deep dark black with no 50 shades of gray with a dark beige head leaving lacing. The nose is chocolate and coffee - really ;>). Surprisingly, it is full bodied /sarc. Taste is chocolate coffee or coffee chocolate including a bourbon under structure in nose and taste. This stout is a demonstration of "where no stout has gone before". (Okay, I'm watching "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan". Perhaps if Khan was left with the recipe for this stout in the replicator, he would have been less revengeful.) Gave it 4.9 because no one knows what perfection is in beer or anything else humans create. 12 oz bottle

4.2
marekb (2) - - JAN 7, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 Kolor piwa to bardzo ciemna czekolada , z delikatną pianą , zapach kawowo-czekoladowy, w smaku palona kawa i gorzka czekolada, delikatnie marcepan, po czasie wanilia.

4.5
IPAgutten79 (961) - Skui, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2018
Mørk med veldig lite skum. Nydelig aroma vanilje og kaffe. Smaker lett sjokoladebittert, med vennlige hint av kaffe og vanilje. Eik og whiskey. Medium/tykk konsistens. En godbit.

4.3
anfractuosity (493) - - JAN 4, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 oaky aroma, bourbon, oak and coffee in taste, very impressive beer, light milky coffee coloured head


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