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RATINGS: 2065   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
I’ll admit I was scared of this one because it smelled hot. Still a bit too bourbony but tasty none the less. Gets easier to drink while of warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (2097) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2010 fresh 2010 bottle. absolutely everything this was in my prior rating but even better. fresh this retains a lot more oat qualities that I love in this beer. plenty of bourbon barrel but the base beer stands out nicely and the dark chocolate is more pronounced.

bottle poured into a snifter has a dark black color and a nice thick brown head that became a coating. aroma initially is overpowering on the bourbon but settles back after a minute. coffee, malt, baking chocolate, and plenty of charred wood. mouth feel is rich and coating with low carbonation. flavor has bitter burnt coffee, dark and chocolate malt, barrel wood, and bourbon. this version overpowers the beauty the oats add in the regular breakfast stout removing some subtleties. barrel wood and bourbon are great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle... Poured black with a brown head. Aroma of mocha, roasted coffee, and malt. Bourbon flavors upfront with also some oatmeal, black coffee that stayed through to the finish. It was a like an Irish Car Bomb that you could sip instead of chug. Had a quick punch of alcohol in the finish that was quickly balanced by the malt and coffee flavors.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2009
On Tap at the Union! They had it listed as just breakfast and the bartender said it was actually the Kentucky breakfast....and I shit myself. I couldnt finish my Rouge nitro fast enough. But anywhooo on the the rating. Black pour with a nice small dark head. big roasty aroma with LOTS of coffee. Maybe a touch of burbon. Same with the Flavor. I have had the breakfasy many times and this is aweful close. I would love to try a real bottle of this. to compare at home. but outstanding none the less.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
12oz bottle shared by crosling. Pours black with a small tan ring. Aromas of whiskey oak barrel, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors the same with a lot of bourbon, which I enjoy very much. Basically an awesome beer, regular Breakfast stout with some bourbon notes. I would love a few bottles to call my own. Thanks again Nick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11585) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 12 oz bottle-pours a thin dark brown head and used oil black color. Aroma is lots of ash, wood, chocolate/coffee, then some bourbon as it warms. Taste is lots of ash, wood, chocolate/coffee, then some bourbon as it warms, some earthy biting hops. Full, slightly syrupy body. Sipping, occasional as its nice but not my style. Thanks jwc215 for sharing this. 121115-shared by Matt, thanks

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2009
To me this one just isnt as good as the original.Good, but the bourbon is almost overpowering. This bottle has sat for about 4 months, but it must not have been long enough. Good stuff nonetheless, with flavors of coffee chocolate bourbon and vanilla. Some definite woodsy oak flavor in there as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Originally sampled this at the World Beer Festival with alexanderj and kleyland back in 2007. Glad to finally get a proper rating. Dark black pour with a thin, light tan head. Small amount of lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is really nice and balanced. The roasted malts, coffee, and bourbon notes blend together perfectly. Finish is charred oak, with a nice boozy hint. Really nice beer for a cold evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Had this both on draft at the Founder’s Brew Pub at the release party and picked up my alloted 2 cases while there. If you are a big bourbon stout fan this one’s for you. This is a totally different beer than the regular breakfast stout from Founder’s ( one of my favorite craft brewer’s). Bourbon is very present both in the nose and taste with a heavy coffee taste mixed in as well. Just go ahead and throw a shot of bourbon in a cup of day old cold coffee and you get the picture! I personally like the regular Breakfast Stout from Founder’s better but that’s my personal taste. Try them both and make up your own mind ..Thy are both worth seeking out!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle. Deep black pour. First sip is like taking a sip of bourbon on the rocks after it has been slightly watered down. Yum. Dark roasted malts, hints of vanilla, cacao, and french roasted coffee. Thick bodied, chewy on the palate. Finish is dry and a bit sticky oak flavor. This is how a bourbon barrel beer should be done!

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