mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours pitch black with a decent mocha head which thins to a sudsy film. Aroma is oak, burnt dark espresso, dark chocolate, a little bourbon as well. Flavor is a semi-sweet dark chocolate with lots of espresso, smoky, vanilla, oak, bourbon is present but not overwhelming. Excellent black coffee bitterness in the finish which is pleasant on the tongue. An excellent and unique imperial stout.
reggiedunlop (3583) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a thick rich black with a thin dark mocha head that dissipates quickly. very complex aroma has rich chocolate, freshly ground coffee, vanilla, dark fruit, subtle bourbon, and faint alcohol. flavor has lots of dark chocolate and coffee with a mild bourbon backing. extremely creamy and thick mouthfeel and a warm lingering finish. very nice even though this bottle is a bit young...
thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
really good stout. Nice coffee taste and the bourbon is nice and mellow, not to overpowering. bottle listed it as 11.2 abv not 10%
Quicker (18) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
A lot of flavor. Coffee, vanilla, oak, chocolate and bourbon. For being a heavy stout, not too harsh on the mouth and very smooth. Definately recommended for those who love stouts
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with small brown head. Aroma: bourbon barrel. coffee and chocolate and lighter notes of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor: coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Nice bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. F
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
blklab2007 (2111) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.