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RATINGS: 1979   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bhiner41 (187) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
What a great beer. Not as strong as I thought for an 11.2% beer. Excellent bourbon back note but the vanilla really shows and makes this a smooth sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (4579) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle.at Ølbaren Elmegade.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma of vanilla and bourbon,nice warming mouth feels and good full body nice taste of chocolate and even coffee nots.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2690) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Black, small light brown lacing foam. Light coffee aroma. Light bitter coffee taste, vanilla tones. Smooth, velvet drink. (Dallas 201505)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (567) - ROMANIA - MAY 26, 2015
Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Strong coffee aroma with some notes of chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. Full body. Flavor has notes of coffee, chocolate, some vanilla. Moderate bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrjaxson (340) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Fantastic spelled with a capital WOW. Huge, multilayered aroma with bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee distinctly smellable. Thick and chewy. If KBS is rolled over the tongue enough, count on your tongue getting just a wee numb. Sweet finish but not as sweet as other imperial stouts. High ABV is definitely there to the point of this is a one-and-done-drinking beer if you’re driving the spouse home. Simply superior. Enjoyed on tap at MKE’s Landmark 1850 Inn.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1469) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Founders KBS has a thin, tan head, a super-dark brown appearance, some bubble streams, and noticeable tan chunks roiling about. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is of a strong bourbon smell, with background dark-roasted malts. Taste is of the same, with vanilla, chocolate powder, dark coffee, bitterness (not so high), and sweetness. Mouthfeel is mostly heavy, with a velvety aspect coming into play, and Founders KBS finishes somewhat powdery and fairly drinkable for such a strong beer. RJT

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (787) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Sample @ En Öl & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg 25/4-15. Roasted malty with coffee and chocolate. Warming alcohol in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Underdogs88 (259) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Strong bourbon notes on the aroma with notes of oak. Appearance is a very dark brown with a good sized tan head. Flavor has notes of chocolate, bourbon, oak and notes of coffee. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer. It definitely lived up to the hype. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (2345) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Film, and halo of beige head. It’s leggy, viscous, and in slow motion. There’s vanilla. Rum truffle. Chocolate caramel. A bit woody. Very rich. Taste is light sweet. Fruity dry. Palate is full, smooth, and unctuous. The coffee kicks in stealthily late. Finishes light bitter, and long, chewy, unctuously sweet. Never feels the ABV. Beautiful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (5356) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Thanks to Torben:nice Vanilla and light alcoholic aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1277) - Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 Yep this is good. Dark black. Subtle coffee. Vanilla and oak. Chocolate. Incredibly balanced. No idea how to improve this other than copious amounts of vanilla. Tasted at cuginos with Carter.


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