Serve in Snifter


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Really ashy in the aroma. It’s weird how a lot of coffee stouts get this aroma. Real coffee never smells this way. The flavor remains ashy. This one isn’t as tasty as I hoped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2009
Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate and some hints of vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some hints of bourbon and vanilla. Has a rosted malty coffee finish with hint of bourbon and vanilla in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Nitro-tap @ Founders. 8oz pour into snifter. A - A silky black with a fluffy head with a tight tan color. Super sticky, lots of lacing along the edge of the snifter. The head does not disipitate at all, it just hangs around. S - Chocolate covered coffee beans, bourbon, caramel. T - Milk chocolate, bourbon, slight bitterness, coffee beans. I would smack my lips together over and over after every taste, so good! M - Smooth, creamy, soft, medium-full bodied but not overly so, just right. Very little fizzy carbonation, perfect. D - So easy, so scary! I didn’t think KBS could get better but out of the nitro-tap, it is! Serving type: nitro-tap

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2009
bottle, 2008 vintage, pours black with a dark tan head; good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon with a roasted malt and oat note. Nice roasted malt and bourbon flavors with some coffee and bakers chocolate. Mellow mouthfeel with little to no alcohol presence. Awesome barrel aged brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - NOV 13, 2009
Hugely dark pour with a minimal head. Aroma is a knockout with bourbon, chocolate, and smoked woody notes. Flavor brings in sweet dates, oaky hints, and a bit of roasted coffee beans. Finally, ’coffee’ done right, not overpowering. The malted milk flavors are amazing, and the coffee aspects have given way to the bourbon notes. A bit of age has done wonders here. Fantastic brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, Awesome beer - this one on tap is phenomenal. There was little head, and a deep dark mean look. The flavor and palate stick with you and its not too sweet to enjoy over a few pints. This is one of the best stouts - easy hands down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to StFun. A quick hard pour yields only a swirling dark tan cover that subsides to a ring and then to nothing over a pitch black body with brown edges. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, smoke, some vanilla, creamy, charred oak. Taste is powerful, charred oak and bourbon, the body underneath is some chocolate, roast malt, nice lingering wood and bourbon but a bit too potent, I prefer the regular Breakfast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Thanks to ucusty for the trade! Black with a short light brown head. Smells like coffee and alcohol. The bourbon barrel accent is rather subtle. Tastes of coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Thick mouthfeel. I’m not the biggest coffee fan, but this was enjoyable. This is for the beer connoisseur that likes their beer like they like their coffee and women--tall, dark and hairy with a bit of a jab.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2009
On tap at MBG Harvest Fest 09. Tasty, Tasty, Tasty...what else is there to say? Very dark pour, nice dark brownish tan head. Intense taste, as I have come to expect from Founders beer on tap. It was chocolaty and fruity, as well as a big coffee flavor. Great flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to Optigon: Poured a thick black with little to no head. Aroma was full on bourbon with dark fruit and coffee mixed in. Taste was rich chocolate and coffee with a bourbon and oak undertones.

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