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RATINGS: 2355   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass. The color is a dark black with brownish head and thick lacing on the glass. The smell is a bit toasty at first, with some nice chocolate flavor that jumps out front. Some nice bourbon flavor kicks at the aroma and really pushes at the nose. The taste is heavy bourbon stout flavor with some roasty flavor that feels like a nice biscuit flavor that was burnt in the toaster. The feel of this beer is a bit heavy for a beer I expected to have some mellow flavor but was kicked hard. A bit of a heavy feel going down but a great tasting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7853) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle shared with hallinghansen. It pours pitch black with a creamy foreverlasting brown head leaving very nice lacings. The aroma is lots of coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, bitter espresso and bourbon. Great! The flavour is bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffe, chocolate, caramel and light burned wood. Fullbodied. Ends up roasty coffee like. It has everything you want from an Imperial Coffee Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours like motor oil from a 57 Chevy. Strong Bourbon tones with hints of malt and oat. Smooth as all get out. Though 70 IBUs, you can barely taste the bitterness. Oaky and thick with a slight airiness that seems to float at the top of your mouth. Great finish and an all around incredible beer. Yeehaw!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
A: KBS has that wonderful motor oil like pour with a thin layer of mocha colored foam. S: While Iím not much of a coffee fan, the coffee aroma in this beer is amazing. There are also great chocolate, roasted malt, and ever so slight bourbon scents. T: Talk about flavor! There are huge coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and bourbon flavors in this. The alcohol is definitely there, but itís not quite as boozy as I was preparing for. M: This is a great thick, chewy, creamy beer. D: The drinkability is surprisingly good for such a strong beer. The beer is not "hot", and the flavors are absolutely sensational. Iím glad that I have another one of these to enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Ah goddamn goddamn! Thatís what she said when she brought this out from behind the barn...I was too busy distilling and drinking libational maximus to over hear the fact that oh my god, there it was, and it was fucking GREAT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black and viscous pour with a minimal beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a minimal ring of lacings. The smell is dominated by smooth bourbon aromas, wood and coffee. Notes of nuts, chocolate syrup, fudge, vanilla and muted roasted malts. Actually quite balanced. The flavor is rather sweet with lots of coffee and bourbon character. The body is not as full as I had thought it would be, but the mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The chocolate is more pronounced in the taste than in the smell. Notes of woody bourbon, powdered chocolate, lots of vanilla, oak and roasted malts. Hints of licorice and fudge. Perhaps a note of tar. The finish is bitter and has a nice warming feeling to it. All in all, surprisingly balanced. Not the big bourbon bomb I thought t would be. For a beer this big itís very easy to drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
infestaxion (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2010
This yearís batch picked up from the brewery. A - Pours black and viscous with no head to speak of even as I poured more aggressively at the end. It could definitely use more head but still beautiful. S - Coffee and bourbon. Definitely a good breakfast. Slight malt quality to it. Time for my catch phrase. I wish they made candles that smelled like this. T - Bourbon, chocolate and coffee. The coffee is by far the strongest flavor. The oak comes through in the aftertaste followed by a bit of burn. Not too much burn though. The lingering taste is just amazing. M - Thick. Very Nice. D - Iím trying not to house this thing. Must... be... strong. The high ABV is definitely not a problem here. Well hidden. This is a great beer. Well worth the 5 hour drive to get a case. Funny though, I remember previous years relieving my neuralgia.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
bottle courtesy of coyotehunter, thank ya kindly! pours black wityh a late rising dark brown head that disipates fairly quickly. great stuff, super warming with just the right amount of bourbon flavor, and all the best parts only. a a fair amount of black coffee present too, but just so nicely balanced with everything. the mouth feel is super creamy, incredibly smooth and drinkable. great stuff, i def need more. bordering a 4.7 for me right now, i really need another bottle do determine that! lol!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Compliments of my son, fata2683. This was GREAT! Caramel head with dark brown, almost black body, looked awesome in my tulip glass. Aroma of whiskey and coffee. Flavors were a myriad of mouthwatering delectables, including, but not necessarily limited to coffee, sweet chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and bourbon. I have enjoyed all of the Founderís ales Iíve tasted, but I believe this one to be my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2008 bottle. Pours black with slight tan head that fades quickly. Strong coffee nose with plenty of alcohol. Well balanced flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate, and bourbon. Low carbonation. Classic brew......

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