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RATINGS: 2370   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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Pours dark black with a brown head which gathers in large bubbles along the edge of the glass leaving good lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate malt, vanilla, oak and bourbon. The palate is rich and creamy with the most pleasing finish - warm and inviting. The taste - what can I say - I can help but smile and do a happy dance! Fantastic balance, delightful bourbon finish, alcohol so well masked. Iíve never had a better beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 Wow, this stuff is good. Donít know why I havenít bought this stuff when I had the chance before. I guess the label always threw me off. Pours a great deep black with thin tan head. Aromas are amazing. Of course you get the coffee, but there is molasses and a sweet maltness as well, and the bourbon smell/taste is just about right. Tastes about identical to what I was smelling. I will be stocking up on this whenever I have a chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle from Crown Liquors #6 - (2009 Vintage) Appearance is black with a tan head that fades to leave delicate lacing. Aroma is coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is is bitter chocolate, coffee, and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is warm and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Pours a very viscous pitch black with a quick fading, small, very tan head. Aroma has a strong coffee presence, followed by a strong whiskey note, strong burnt malt presence and finishes with a light sweet syrup presence. Flavor has a very strong coffee presence first with a very strong whiskey flavor that overpowers the coffee. The whiskey taste compliments the strong coffee flavor perfectly and is strong enough that it feels like thereís a shot of whiskey in the beer. Additionally there are some more mild burnt notes and some light sugary sweetness at the end. Body is pretty heavy with a very oily texture. Overall a fantastic brew! One of the beers I was a bit fearful of trying due to the extreme hype and high rating but it has lived up to every bit of my expectation. Normally coffee flavors this strong drown out everything else on your palate but amazingly the whiskey flavor really works well to provide another level of amazing complexity. Terrific brew and one I would recommend to anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Bottle pours almost black with thin tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma coffee and chocolate. taste nice balance of coffee, chocolate, roast, malt, alcohol, a bit of bourbon. Mouth feel thick, smooth and creamy. Long finish with just a touch of bitterness and alcohol, not unpleasant. Alcohol apparent but not overly so. Nice but not to the level of the top coffee stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, sweet vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor is malt sweetness, espresso, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, earthy notes, smoky bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle courtesy of StoutFest. My first KBS. Pours black with a dark brown head that fizzes away pretty quickly. Nice coffee aromas with a touch of vanilla and bourbon. Flavors are full of bourbon, nice sweetness, vanilla, and slight chocolate, oak and bitterness at the end. Long lasting finish which is nice. Rich and creamy and a great twist to the original. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Me and Silky hanginí out on a Friday drinkiní the good beers. Black and thick with a tiny brown head. Nose has some coffee but more sweetness. High sweet booze starts to show in the aroma. Taste is lots of things. Not too much coffee, and some cocoa. Some dark fruit sweetness in the back too. Huge afters of high sharp clean alcohol. Mellows a lot as it warms. Sweet booze and vanilla. The empty glass smells more of coffee than does the full glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2010
12oz - Inky black pour with a cascading head. Boozy bourbon and strong black coffee dominate the aroma. Iím assuming this one "aged" quite a bit on the shelves at Grinders, so maybe this is an unfair rating. However, Iím not much of a fan of the base Breakfast Stout, so itís very possible that this one just isnít my thing. CBS had a great sweetness cutting through the coffee bitterness, KBS unfortunately lacks a sweetness and replaces it with out of control hooch. 11+% shows in a very unbalanced way, wrecking the palate and blasting the senses.

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