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RATINGS: 2601   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.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
12oz bottle courtesy of drewbeerme, thanks Andrew. Very dark pour, tan head. Very woody aroma, roasty malts as well. Aroma of vanilla as it warms. Very tasty, vanilla and oak flavor , very warming as well. So glad to have finally been able to try this.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yoxik75 (43) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Piana niewielka, wymuszana, brzydka opada. Kolor czarny. Aromat drewno wanilia, mleczna czekolada, kawa, kakao. Smak wyraźna beczka, wanilia, gorzka czekolada, nuty palone, praliny, średnia słodycz, lekkie w odczuciu. Alkohol ułożony wyczuwalny w szlachetny sposb. Piwo Bardzo dobre ale patrząc w ranking RB szczerze spodziewałem się więcej.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vbaudry (91) - - MAY 21, 2017
Nose of alcohol, barrel and vanilla Thick body with aromas of chocolate, coffee and barrel. Finish on alcohol. This one is quite rough, relies heavily on alcohol and barrel, way less gourmand than the Breakfast Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (3071) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours black with a small tan head. Nose shows well-integrated coffee and chocolate, roasted and nutty malt. Very well balanced. Flavours include heavy roast, booze, coffee, cocoa and liquorice. Carbonation seems pretty aggressive, especially for a beer of this nature.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (717) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Butelka 11,9%. Aromat przede wszystkim orzechowy. Wanilia, kakao, beczka. Jakieś takie ziemiste posmaki. Skoro alkoholu po ogrzaniu. Długie posmaki czekoladowo-ziemisto-bourbonowe. Do długiej degustacji. Zawd i to spory.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2476) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle shared on the balcony with Martin, Rachel & Nadders. I brough this fellay back from Edinburgh at Christmas. Its been in the cupboard ever since. A special occasion called for a special beer. I understand why everyone gets so worked about it. A delicious beer in every respect with the key strength being *balance*. Coffee, Chocolate, Bourbon, Vanilla. All in equally restrained measure baring in mind its lofty ABV. Very nice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bwy (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
KBS, what else is there to say? The balance is crazy by tasting each of the three main components. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 30

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (1846) - LATVIA - MAY 16, 2017
Dark brown with small light brown head. Excellent aroma of whiskey, chocolate, vanilla. Strong but mild bitterness with some sourness and vanilla sweetness and same notes as in the aroma.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AnnaEA (15) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Thick black chewy deliciousness. Intensely chocolatey. After two sips from the bottle I realized my foolishness and got it into the snifter it deserved.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sasteiner (1) - - MAY 14, 2017 does not count
Best imperial stout I have ever had. I'm proud because I am from Michigan�� ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MavDunk (91) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap. Pours pitch black. Khaki head leaves lacing on the glass. Nose is cocoa, mocha, vanilla, and hazelnut. Taste is similarly complex with a big boozy component. Not a beer to be taken lightly, but to be enjoyed leisurely.


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