Tmoney99 (9592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Founders.
Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing.
Moderate to heavy roasted dark chocolate, vanilla, woody and alcohol aroma.
Heavy bittersweet roasted sweet malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration.
Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
This is a standout beer.
holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1300! On tap at DLD. Pours a dark black with a creamy beige head. Rich aromas of chocolate malts, bourbon, and coffee that blend together well with a rich sweetness that isnít overdone. Chocolate malt flavors of bourbon, vanilla, toasted malts, somewhat meaty/salty. Youíd think this might turn out syruppy and just a mess of flavors but the balance of the roast, sweetness, and toasted malts make this an easy to drink brew. This beer rocks.
thebaldwizard (1204) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was the highlight of the guest taps at DLD for me. Black pour with a slight head. Great, full aroma of coffee, vanilla, caramel. The mouthfeel was spot on. Great flavor--thick, syrupy sweet chocolate and coffee notes mixed hints of wood and vanilla. Great beer!
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at DLD thanks to daknole for bringing this one out to me Founders breakfast stout aged in maple barrels who would have thunk,just like breakfast stout with a sweeter flavor and a touch of maple damn good shit
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
God damn. When I showed up and read the tap list for the day, this was the beer I was looking forward to the most. It may have hurt it that it was the last beer I drank after a long day, but I donít know. Iíd like to try it again. This was lacking in maple notes in either the aroma or the flavor. Really just a lot like the Kentucky Breakfast, which I donít like as much as the regular breakfast; it isnít really a beer too well suited for aging. There is a strong, astringent, coffee press aroma, no maple just bitter roast. Flavor has lost all character to coffee, oxidation, and boozy barrel. Totally lifeless. A big disappointment.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was saving this rating for something truly special... Well I found it (and lots of others) @ Three Floyds DLD í09. This is a special tap-only version of Founderís Kentucky Breakfast Stout aged in Maple wood barrels. Every bit as delious as the regular KBS - smooth, sweet, sticky, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon - plus a woody, earthiness that lends a lingering aftertaste of maple, vanilla, and a little smokiness. Damn close to a 5 star beer!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at DLD. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is a great mix of coffee, chocolate, roast and maple syrup. The flavor is a tad sweeter than I would have expected but I loved it!!! Maple, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and the alcohol is hidden in this brew!!
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at DLD. This poured a deep, dark brown with a nice, lasting head of dark tan foam. The aroma was loaded with freshly ground coffee, heavy roasted notes, and also a subtle sweetness of maple syrup. The flavor was also heavy on the coffee, just like the regular Breakfast Stout. Complimenting this was a smooth maple sweetness. The coffee and chocolate are so bold, that the maple really adds some nice depth and contrast. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and had light carbonation. Slightly sticky. Another winner from Founders.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at DLD í09. Rating 900. How cool is it that I was double fisting VB Dark Lord and CBS? Very cool, thatís how. Pours an opaque brown with a nice dark brown head. Nose a ton of coffee, vanilla and nice maple syrup. In tasting, I get again, a big olí cup of coffee with chocolate, salt, maple notes. I donít find the maple as strong as most others. It is a fantastic beer with a nice multitude of flavors that would be great if theyíd bottle this stuff up. The maple this is in here is a pure maple flavor, not syrup. Clean, floral and fantastic. Excellent.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at DLD 09. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup. Taste is of roasted malt, bourbon, bitter chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. There is a big presence of the maple syrup in this beer. It blends well with all the other flavors, which is very surprising. Lingering taste of bourbon and vanilla. Surprisingly, it was not overly sugary, which was a damned good thing. Mouthfeel was thick, but not syrupy. The alcohol presence is very well masked.