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RATINGS: 2369   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 Huge thanks to Erik for sending this as an EXTRA!!! Ive been waiting to try this for quite some time. A-pours a jet black viscous liquid with a thin bubbly dark mocha colored head. S-the nose is big and delicious. roasted coffee, slightly burnt, dark chocolate and vanilla behind. notes of oak and bourbon towards the back and just a hint of meat. T-great flavors! burnt coffee, notes of vanilla, decadent rich dark chocolate, very light notes of bourbon, more chocolate richness, finishes with just a touch of smoked meat but very light. M-extremely smooth on the palate, creamy and rich. the body is quite full and the carbonation is good, the back falls off just a little. D-this is extremely tasty! great flavors and fantastic job on the barrel aging. top notch beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebub (6) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010 does not count
Fabulous rich brew. Chocolate tones. Very smooth with a little kick at the finish. To be enjoyed one sip at a time. A real treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Alehouse bottle. Jet black pour , almost noexistent thin beige head , no lace . Aroma is chocolate , roasted malt , coffee , and bourbon . Big sweet bourbon flavor , lots of roasted malt , vanilla and coffee . Dry bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn . Medium bodied , slick and creamy .

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dacoot (1) - Jenison, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2010 does not count
Drink the first half chilled and then let it warm to room temperature. This will bring out the many layers of this outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours like motor oil out of the bottle, and could be a look-alike if not for the brown tints on the very edges. No head initially, but a small brown one arises and dissipates quickly. Aroma of coffee (more than a hint, as the label says), vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, burnt malts, and syrup. Flavor of vanilla, oak, and bourbon first, then the coffee rolls in with a big, roasty malty flavor, along with notes of molasses, dark fruits (plums, figs, and a hint of berries), and caramel. Full-bodied, with pretty low carbonation and an oily, syrupy, roasty mouthfeel. Lot of coffee in this one. Warming alcohol. Roasty finish and aftertaste. Hell of an impy stout, hell of a beer. Just frustrating that the Commonwealth of Kentucky forced the name to change to KBS instead of the full name, even though theyre not ashamed of some particularly backwoods laws and goons like Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell on the national stage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 Ive had at least a pint whenver some place in DC got this on tap but never got around to rating it. Bottle shared by BrainLair while smoking cigars at Memorial Day cookout. Pours thick and black. Slightly creamy bourbon aroma. Notes of vanilla and lactose. Very smooth, slightly fruity flavor. Goes down really easy despite being 11%. Lots of bourbon, but overall very well balanced. Roasted malt shines through. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Huge roasty beer. Big alcohol burn, burnt caramel, coffee, hint of vanilla and oak. Needs to age...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Appearance: Dark brown with a deep mocha 2 finger foam head. Little head retention but some lacing. Smell: Fairly complex yet I can tell all of these wonderful notes will come together superbly with time. A touch of alcohol, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, etc. Taste: Vanilla up front, giving way to coffee then chocolate, finished with a touch of hops and alcohol. Not boozy or really hot but a touch warm Id say. Mouthfeel: thinner than I expected....medium to med-full bodied. Drinkability: Good considering its 10% abv and medium to med-heavy body. This is a fantastic brew but as a friend told me, I suspect it will only get better with 1-2 years on it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-04-2009

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours black with an even brighter beige head than the breakfast stout (sort of yellow). Aroma of chocolate, oatmeal, and bourbon. The bourbon dominates this beer in every aspect, and being from Kentucky, it is absolutely perfect. It has the roasted malt and oatmeal flavor initially, but the oak/bourbon flavors outweigh this. It has the finish of chocolate and coffee, but the bourbon is stronger. This beer is incredible and worth every penny. Edit: 2013 Batch. Still incredible. Still has a lot of bourbon. Still better than almost every beer Ive had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
thanks to Hophead22 for the tasting.From a 12oz bottle,bourbon and coffee.Good beer

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