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RATINGS: 2352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a black body with a finger-width, very creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a very thick lacing. Gorgeous on tap. Aroma is surprisingly still filled with fresh coffee beans. Donít get me wrong, I know the the standard Breakfast Stout is filled with coffee, but after trying the Canadian Breakfast Stout, I was expecting the coffee to be a bit more subdued. I was wrong. Thereís a good amount of bourbon and if the coffee werenít so strong, this would probably be a bourbon bomb, but the smell on this is fantastic. A good amount of vanilla with some wood, plenty of rich chocolates, and a light hop. Just a touch of burnt ash. As this warms, the coffee mellows just a bit and allows everything else to shine. Flavor is just as nice. Starts with a very deep, dark chocolate that lasts throughout with just a touch of sweetness. Its like a melted dark chocolate bar that lays across the tongue while the other flavors develop. A good amount of woody coffees that never get out of hand as well as some vanilla bourbon. The bourbon is subtle at first, but grows in the finish as this dries completely. The dry finish creeps up on you. I didnít notice how dry this was at first because of all the intense flavors. A very light hop bitterness accompanies plenty of coffee and a touch of ash in the finish. Very lengthy aftertaste after a bit of a chalky feel (only knock on the palate, but with this amount of coffee, its almost expected). Full body with a creamy carbonation. Overall, damnit this is outstanding. My kind of beer. An abundance of bold flavors that maintain an amazing balance. The coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate work wonders together. Holy shit, this was awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 12 oz bottle from Princetonís. Pitch black pour, barely one finger of tan head in spite of a vigorous pour. Awesome lacing. Aroma is heavy coffee for me with a hint of chocolate and maybe a note o bourbon. Thick and chewy mouthfeel with massive coffee and bourbon flavors. Finish is a sticky chocolate one that hangs around for awhile and then leaves you with some coffee notes on your tongue. Opened at about 50 degrees, definitely got more boozy as it warmed up. Still a kickass beer though even with the alcohol presence.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
monkeychugg55 (1026) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Pours a thick black with a small, brown to tan head. Huge woody aroma with coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and chocolate. Amazing flavor. Similar to, and much more intense than the aroma. Lots of everything, with some bourbon to boot. Creamy and thick, with very soft carbonation, and a little heat on the finish. I can taste vanilla five minutes after a sip. This stuff is absolutely amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Pours black with a small and quickly dissipating brown head. Coffee dominates the aroma, but chocolate is also present. Tastes of strong coffee along with chocolate, vanilla, and a pleasant bourbon finish. This is a great beer, and iím looking forward to enjoying it again when winter returns.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Pours out pitch black with little foam. Smells sweet and roasty. Lots of chocolate, coffee, vanilla flavors. Nice bourbon wood notes. Sticky sweet finish. Great beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Maddog (521) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Draft at South Park Tavern in Dayton, OH. Incredible. Maybe the best stout that Iíve ever had. Very complex in aroma and flavor. Aromas of chocolate and flavors of cocoa, vanilla and oak dominate with a strong roasted malt body. This beer is huge. Huge body with huge flavors. It certainly has some alcohol warmness in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Founderís KBS! What it was was the Kentucky Breakfast Stout Iíve waited years for, but did not recognize by KBS! Wish I had bought a case! Pours black with a tan lacy head that holds well. Aroma is that of malt and alcohol. Mouthfel is smoot and easy. You get the dark chocolate like malt flavor, some coffee, and a bit of vanilla, then the bourbon from the barrel. Heaven in a Bottle! Nice bitttering with the hops on the back side. Thanks FOUNDERS for getting this to NC!!!!!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hornyfreak (14) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
2010 bottle. Nice black pour with a tan head. Head disappears soon. Nice coffee, and warming alcohol. Its like Christmas in a bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Pours clear dark brown almost black. Aroma is mainly dominated by coffee but some chocolate, vanilla, and hops present. Stout has a creamy beige head when first poured. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and bourbon undertones. Flawlessly balanced huge flavored stout. Long long chocolate and vanilla lingering lasting taste that lasts longer than the energizer bunny. Medium bodied low carbonated complex impressive stout that tastes best consumed fresh. Have had many vintages since first bottled and fresh is always best. Hard to just consume one. Taste is addictive. Founderís best offering.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle, Pours nearly total opaque motor oil, wonderful creamy, frothy peat-colored head, with an oily cascade around the circumference. Massive aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak,. Huge flavor profile dominated by bitter coffee, tinged with coffee and vanilla oak. Slick oily mouth feel and a wonderful warm bourbon petina. A hugely flavorful and unique stout.


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