Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared this bottle at the UFC tasting. We did the Founders horizontal leading up to this guy (Imperial Stout, Breakfast Stout and KBS). I had this on tap at Founders at the release day and after having it out of the bottle I figure it deserves a proper review. Poured out of a 750 ml bottle into a Deschutes snifter.
A: Pours a jet black with a great mocha colored head that lingers for a bit and resides to brown swirls and nice ring around the edge.
S: The maple syrup and the barrel really shine in the smell. Nice roasted coffee with a sweet vanilla and chocolate.
T: The coffee is more prevalent in the taste and is backed by a nice chocolate. Sweet vanilla mixes with the maple syrup and really makes the barrel shine. There is a little booze kick at the end to remind you that itís there. Everything is integrated so beautifully. Really fucking good.
M: Heavy bodied with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Wonderfully carbonated to keep you stimulated. I could drink this every day.
O: This beer lived up to the hype and more for me. Itís a shame that everyone is making this a whale, but I know Iíll be able to have it again soon.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-09-2011
bellco33 (456) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured on tap at Birch Hill Tavern: This is the second time Iíve had this recently. The first time was in a sample glass and I wasnít really impressed and thought it was over-hyped. This time in the proper glass, it was fantastic. Pours jet black with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, and roasted malts. Taste is very chocolate and bourbon forward, with a touch of maple at the end of the sip. Somehow this big beer isnít cloying and overly sweet. Heavy body, definitely a sipper. It was worth the wait.
metalhead0043 (149) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Triangle Wine Company. Pours jet black with little head. Aroma is huge bourbon, chocolate, maple, some vanilla as well. Taste is chocolate, some maple, slightly boozy and the bourbon flavor kicks in at the end as well. Really smooth. Heavy, creamy texture. Very thick. Overall quite impressive. The chocolate aroma really came through as well when it warmed up. I was one of the lucky few who got a pour of this as the place was packed. I think itís a bit better than KBS as well.
vlan1 (212) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Draft at Bangers in Austin. Thick and black. No discernable head. Aroma of chocolate syrup and mocha. Picked up a thick chocolately mocha flavor with a hint of syrupy sweetness and a bit of bourbon bit on the finish. Very smooth. Really good but I donít know if its the mega beer everyone makes it out to be.
rhsiung (1047) - USA - MAY 20, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
on tap @ community-bar during chibeerweek. balanced, not boozy, refined, sweet, bitter finish. lived up to hype.
Fujimo2000 (14) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black with lasting tan lacing. Coffee aroma followed by a Carmel. Velvety mouth feel with a slight chocolate and alcohol finish. Overall amazing beer!
madelfonatree (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Look - Dark oil body. Thick tan head with small bubbles.
Smell Ė Whiskey. Chocolate. Sugar (maple).It smells like chocolate chip Eggo waffles.
Taste Ė Chocolate. Whiskey in the end but smooth vanilla finish.
Feel - Smooth and creamy. Doesnít explode with carbonation but isnít flat. This is what I imagined coffee would feel like as a child haha.
Overall Ė 2/4 for CBS in Columbus isnít bad, right. The time off work was worth it. Get it if you can. I hope I can have this from a bottle in the future.
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little sweeter. But a big alchohol taste
Still very smooth.
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stevencon (506) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft for Derby Day at Tavern on Main. Dark as a black whole. Sweet chocolate coffee roast with a bit of sweetness. Coffee and oatmeal stout taste with a bit of extra sweetness. Warming well balanced beer. Big thanks to Kyle for saving me some of this fantastic stuff!
RRistow12 (388) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from draft. Pours black with a beige head. Lot of lacing. Aroma is incredible. Maple syrup, chocolate, coffee and a hint of bourbon. Taste also incredible. Moderate to heavily sweet with mild bitterness. Huge flavor of maple syrup, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, coffee. Creamy and chewy mouthfeel. Coats the palate and lingers. Astounding beer!
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mathieuc (1948) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
EBF rate. Pours a dark brown with a thick creamy maple sugar head that leaves really nice lacing. Nose is of maple sugar, roasted malt, coffee and bourbon. Taste is of intense and authentic maple syrup, not cloying but really, really sweet and bourbon with some coffee. Alcohol, except for the bourbon aromatics goes pretty much unnoticed. Body is full, carbonation low and mouthfeel dense. Really nice, glad I was able to sample that finally!