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RATINGS: 2084   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5541) - GERMANY - DEC 11, 2009
Thanks to mashmaster for this one. Bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass better. Deep black, small creamy head. Starts very strong and malty, notes of strong coffee. Also some liquorice. Finish a bit woody-prickly, modest alcoholic, also with notes of chocolate. A wonderfiul beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
12oz bottle. Huge brewed coffee nose. Dark, opaque brew with hazy head. Creamy body, lots of coffee. I say italian roast and espresso, a bit burnt and aged. Huge tan legs that stain the glass. Glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2009
On draft at Monk’s. Pours jet black, small mocha head. Rich bitter chocolate and coffee aroma, vanilla and bourbon. Unfortunately, flavor is very boozy with a bit too much bourbon. I may be in the minority, but this is my least favorite of the three (Canadian, regular, then Kentucky).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2009
12 oz bottle: pours jet black with a small cinnamon colored head. Aroma is strong of coffee with hints of chocolate, oak and vanilla. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. The bourbon flavor is nicely integrated. This beer has a nice long finish. Some stouts seems to have a bitter, astringent finish, while this beer has a nice mellow mocha/milk chocolatey finish. The 11.2% is well hidden. To me this is a dangerously drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Really ashy in the aroma. It’s weird how a lot of coffee stouts get this aroma. Real coffee never smells this way. The flavor remains ashy. This one isn’t as tasty as I hoped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2009
Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate and some hints of vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some hints of bourbon and vanilla. Has a rosted malty coffee finish with hint of bourbon and vanilla in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Nitro-tap @ Founders. 8oz pour into snifter. A - A silky black with a fluffy head with a tight tan color. Super sticky, lots of lacing along the edge of the snifter. The head does not disipitate at all, it just hangs around. S - Chocolate covered coffee beans, bourbon, caramel. T - Milk chocolate, bourbon, slight bitterness, coffee beans. I would smack my lips together over and over after every taste, so good! M - Smooth, creamy, soft, medium-full bodied but not overly so, just right. Very little fizzy carbonation, perfect. D - So easy, so scary! I didn’t think KBS could get better but out of the nitro-tap, it is! Serving type: nitro-tap

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2009
bottle, 2008 vintage, pours black with a dark tan head; good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon with a roasted malt and oat note. Nice roasted malt and bourbon flavors with some coffee and bakers chocolate. Mellow mouthfeel with little to no alcohol presence. Awesome barrel aged brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - NOV 13, 2009
Hugely dark pour with a minimal head. Aroma is a knockout with bourbon, chocolate, and smoked woody notes. Flavor brings in sweet dates, oaky hints, and a bit of roasted coffee beans. Finally, ’coffee’ done right, not overpowering. The malted milk flavors are amazing, and the coffee aspects have given way to the bourbon notes. A bit of age has done wonders here. Fantastic brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, Awesome beer - this one on tap is phenomenal. There was little head, and a deep dark mean look. The flavor and palate stick with you and its not too sweet to enjoy over a few pints. This is one of the best stouts - easy hands down.

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