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RATINGS: 2583   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2009
#100. Been saving these for the right time, might as well do it at 100. 09 bottle and will do the 08 in a couple days. Pours a pitch thick black with very thin brown creamy head. Aroma is as advertised, tons of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon, hints of vanilla, wood, and smokiness. Flavor at first had me worried, it was quite strong and almost overbearing. Next sips eased that worry and it became very delicious. Everything in the aroma came out in the taste, with the addition of dried fruits, bitter sweetness, roasted malt, with a bit of a sour/earthy finish. Definitely the most complex beer I have tried to date.


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OczyPiwne (6) - Cracow, POLAND - AUG 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Nieprzejrzyscie czarne, minimalna piana, niezbyt wysycone. W smaku czekolada deserowa, kawa, czekoladka wyciągnięta ze świeżo otwartego opakowania. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty i ułożony. W aromacie to co w smaku, a do tego podręcznikowe nuty beczkowe. RIS BA najwyższej klasy, nie odkrywa stylu na nowo, ale pokazuje jak powinien on smakować i wyglądać.

4.3
beeebon (462) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Tried a bottle of this about a month ago, poured almost pitch black with tan head leaving lots of lacing throughout. Wonderful rich aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, slight vanilla and a touch boozy. Taste is medium to strong sweet but not cloyingly so and a nicely offset by a clean bitterness. Thick oily mouthfeel and long lasting finish. Wonderful stuff!

4.1
Bush_Docta (343) - - AUG 18, 2017
Pours black with a thick white head, nice lacing. The aroma is vanilla, chocolate, cocoa. The taste is similar with more of that barrel vanilla and Bourbon. Pleasant, warming alcohol. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee at the end. Full-bodied and very smooth on the palate. Very, very good.

4.5
ardeo (453) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle 355 ml from Saveur Biere. Liquide noir, gras, visqueux avec mousse brune assez stable. Nez fort avec odeurs de koffee corsez, licorice, chocolat, un peu de fruit noir et du roti ! Bouche alcoolisez, cremeuse, goutant le koffee, le whisky (bourbon ?), le chocolat, la vanille avec une moyenne amertume. Tres hard et impressionnant ! On en a plein le nez et la bouche ! :-) It is quite impressive. We have full nose and mouth!

4
skwerlwerkz (4) - - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 One of the harder to find beers out there. Always a good score when you do find some.

4
easyrest (74) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2017
chocolate, alcohol, black, rocky head, light sweetness, full body, sticky, long finish,

4.6
rehmv8 (2) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
One of my favorite beers. Love the thick flavor. Heavy, but perfectly delicious every time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
fiery_1 (1363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2017
355ml bottle @ Alex’s. CANBIF 2017, thanks byronic!
Pours an opaque dark brown. Nose is coconut, vanilla, with a nice pleasant coffee note. Flavour is a great mix however light with vanilla, espresso, cocoa, and some bourbon. It’s delicious.

4.7
kalervo (1045) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 Jyskässä tupareissa pullosta 8/2017. Totally awesome, balanced and rich imperial stout.

4.4
dorain (407) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2017-08 getrunken. Neben den typischen IS Aromen kommen hier dunkle Beeren und eine leichte Haselnußnote dazu. Lecker!


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