bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black as pitch with a small head. Malty and roasted with heavy notes of coffee and bourbon. Hints of oak, chocolate and nuts. Somewhat hoppy finish.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Special thanks to Immy. Pours pitch black with dark coffee head. Nose of bourbon, coffee and nutty. Flavor is more of the same with some tobacco notes as well. Creamy mouth feel. Wow.
milewide (1326) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2006 You can taste the bourbon! On tap. Black color. Served in snifter. I appreciate the style---but donít usually like a brew this thick and rich and sweet.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a joy, after so many mediocre to average beers Iíve been drinking lately, to retry this spectacular brew. Perfect pour---black and huge brown rocky head. The nose alone would be enough to satisfy most coffee fanatics. The flavors of coffee, espresso, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar and toffee intermingle subtly. The bourbon tastes are also subtle and incredibly well integrated. Top of the line...it doesnít get any better than this.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic - first thing you notice is the flavor of bitter coffee grounds, then it fades into more subtle notes of vanilla, oak, and whiskey. That 10% ABV is nowhere to be seen, itís so smooth.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. This is an absolute thing of beauty. It should be noted that I usually find barrel aging beer overpowers the original in many instances. Not this time. This is one big badass stout. Pours almost pitch black with a very dark brown head. All the goodness of the original breakfast stout with slight hints of Bourbon and wood. Easily the best barrel aged version of a beer I have had to date.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured to a used motor oil black with dark tan head, that lingered a while, then reduced to lkay lacing. This was the only thing about this beer that could have been better. Aroma was an excellent blend of sweet malt chocolate and toffee, with a nice bourbon-alcohol background. Flavor of this thick-bodied beer was also a perfect mixture of sweetness and bourbon. This all led to a long, smooth, warming finish, with a mild alcohol, similar to a shot of Makerís Mark.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black breakfast in a glass. Melted butter thin topping of firm dark cocoa brown foam. Scraggly, icicle-like lacing along with some smeared spotty stuff.
Coffeeís on! Wonderfully well rounded aroma of fresh roasted coffee with a vanilla mocha twist and a slight tender pull of chocolate chip waffles.
Black breakfast in a glass. Much like the origianl BK stout but with a hearty warming of deep dark earthy roasted stuff. Vanilla, coffee, roast, earth, slight charred edging along some thick Belgian waffles, touch of buttercream, chocolate drizzled, and oh so lovingly warm. Something to wake up for indeed. Like a huge waffle breakfast when your eyes are bigger then your stomach and the coffee is just right and the syrup fills every square just right. The finish is the capper as it rounds around with a chocolatey warming and a perk of roast and fluff lingering. Puffy chocolate remains on the cheeks and floats like hand whipped cream.
Total breakfast feel. Fulfilling & without much effort to do so. Warming, smooth, delicate, sensationable, oozing the form of easy going syrup with enough thickness to soak into the pores of the waffle and drench the buds in flavor as the thickness settles and warms the belly, much like a good breakfast should.
I would love to have this stuff for breakfast every day. Although a few of these first thing at the crack of dawn and I may be napping through lunchtime. Is there a lunch stout? Anyways, this is unbelievably drinkable. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a yummy snack; you name the time and Iíd drink this f*ckiní stuff no prob. Holy yummifingly delish man!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, big thanks to Pailhead! Deep black with a creamy dark brown head. Nose is very alluring - chocolate, coffee, some decent bourbon notes, touched with vanilla. Full, rich mouthfeel. Very complex flavors, rich chocolate, smooth coffee, distinct soft bourbon. The integration of the flavors here is completely seamless. A wonderful beer!
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009
I had this on draught at the "Founders at Dilly Deli" night on 9/21/2006... Yeah, this one was a treat! Creamy black color with a creamy brown head. Mild carbonation. Wonderful soft bourbon aroma with coffee and chocolate hints as well as some vanilla in there as well! Deep, roasty coffee and chocolate flavor with a very pleasing bourbon finish with a hint of vanilla. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Quite complex and oh so good! I should have drank more of this, but they only had one keg and I didnít want to be too greedy! This was a fantastic imperial stout loaded with bourbon flavor and complexity!
10 fl. oz. draught ( 10% alchohol), $4.00 from Dilly Deli. I believe this was the first keg to be drunk outside of the Founders brewery/pub! Rating: 9/5/9/4/18 = 4.5
2007 Vintage... Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout pours a dense, black color with a nice brown head. Coffee, rich chocolate, bourbon, and some alcohol comprise the complex aroma and flavor. There really isnít any smoke/char flavors in this particulate bottle/batch. This beer is full bodied and quite smooth.
12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Puddintane on 3/28/2007.
2009 Vintage enjoyed on 9/15/2009... "The Amazing Kosmickiís Highly Acclaimed KBS" by Founders... Aroma: Extremely deep and rich coffee and chocolate, plenty of inviting barrel char, muted bourbon; everything is melded together so well. Appearance: Black like used motor oil, opaue; very thin tan crown, dense lacing. Flavor: Dark chocolate cake, vanilla, chocolate-covered espress beans; tons of smooth, creamy bourbon in the finish without any burn; rich, lasting, and extemely smooth dark chocolate finish; no alcohol in the flavor, but this beer is warming. Palate: Full-bodied, extremely creamy, mellow, and smooth. Overall: So damn good! I have really forgotten how fantastic this beer truly is! Delicious!
12 fl. oz. ( 70 IBUís / 11.2% Alc. by Vol. / twist-off cap) bottle from metmayhem. Thanks David!
2007 Vintage enjoyed on 10/24/2009... Founders "Walser & Kosmickiís Highly Acclaimed Kentucky Breakfast Boubon Ages Stout"... Aroma: Huge bourbon wafting through the air (it can be smelled several feet away!); rich chocolate and espresso blend = MOCHA!; subtle bourbon barrel char. Appearance: Thick, black pour with a thin, gathering crown of brown bubbles; leg-like lacing. Flavor: Semi-sweet and dark chocolate; creamed coffee; smooth charcoal-filtered bourbon; sweet barrel char and luscious high-quality espresso finish; alcohol through the nose. Palate: Thick, velvet-like texture; full-bodied; mellow. Overall: Still fantasic; I have one left that I will have in another year...
12 fl. oz. ( 10% ABV). Rating: 8/4/9/5/18 = 4.4