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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2009
As a huge fan of the Breakfast Stout, the KBS was a must try. It really is a whole different beer from the bourbon, but to me it drank like a perfectly BA dark chocolate milkshake. Absolutely fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2009
12 oz. bottle (2009) in a snifter. Rating beer is a curious affair- so much is dependent upon one’s mood, general mindset and other extraneous factors that invariably have nothing to do with the beer in question. I have variously rated beers when I have been stuffed up, pleasantly tired, hot and bothered and philosophically relaxed. That I was in the perfect mood to appreciate a beer as well done as the KBS was perhaps something to be truly thankful for- at the end of a long day, having worked out, read a tremendous amount and finished up a number of things on my to-do list, the KBS presented the ideal nightcap. Onwards to the beer...it pours a glutinous black w/ a sizzling tan head that rapidly diminishes into some minimal lacing; aroma has the characteristically incredible three-coffee profile of the regular Breakfast Stout- the sheer richness and depth of the coffee aroma cannot be expressed in mere words. It is complemented nicely by vanilla (from the Oak I suspect) and Bourbon notes, along w/ hints of the other Breakfast Stout aromas, albeit to a lesser degree; flavor is sweet and malty w/ stronger chocolate than in the aroma, more of that coffee and burnt sugar...ends on the coffee note w/ a bourbon burn towards the back of one’s throat. Seems thinner in the body than it actually is, due to its Bourbon-y nature. A lovely experience, truly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MxPx1484 (17) - USA - MAY 19, 2009
This is delicious! So many flavors, nice and roasty. You can really taste the vanilla. A man’s man’s beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2009
12oz bottle received in trade 8/2008. A very aggressive beer. The bourbon is not very pronounced-no alcohol heat. Great finish-lingering coffee with some rich chocolate. Slightly chalky, but in a good way-makes it seem drier. As it warms, there is more and more vinous character-not good. Carbonation is too low-almost completely flat. The chocolate and are really good in this, and they go well with some malt roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is burnt vanilla and molasses and chocolate. Flavor is bitter chocolate and bourbon, but not overpowering, but the flavor certainly is strong. Nice rounded mouthfeel. Good beer, but definitely doesn’t set itself apart from other barrel aged imperial stouts though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Thick black pour with a tan head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, vanilla, smoke and chocolate. The flavor on this beer is really intense. Bourbon, roast and wood up front followed by a lingering bitter chocolate finish. Nice full mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009
12oz bottle from bruisin’ ales, 2009 release. pours a beautiful, oily, slick black with a thin, chocolate brown head. aroma is outstanding with big notes of fine bourbon, dark roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, and smoked wood. damn this smells great. flavor is one of those "my goodness" moments when words are hard to come by to describe how wonderful this brew is. huge roast coffee notes up front, with oaked bourbon and vanilla blending in seamlessly, followed by dark, bitter chocolate, and hints of dark red fruits and roasted nuts rounding out the sip. finishes with a semi-sweet hit of chocolate, coffee, and lovely bourbon. palate is silky smooth, full bodied, and simply a pleasure to drink. overall, nothing short of perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
WOW. this beer pours black and coats the glass like coffee that has been sitting on the stove all day and almost is sludge. The flavors on this are an explosion of greatness that one is fortunate to experience. Coffee, choloate, caramel, roasty toffee. Damn this is good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Smells of bourbon, first and foremost; chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Prevalent taste of bourbon, malts, chocolate, and coffee with light carbonation. Rich dark brown colour with slight, quickly disappearing light brown head. Excellent, flavorful bourbon stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: APR 19, 2016 Bottle at home with Tom and Royce ... smokey woody nose ... again i get the Bourbon ... lots of woodness and a little smokeyness ... coffee and vanilla as expected... good balance... but just not quite there for me ...3.5<tk2> Bottle at home with Fin...smokey woody chocolate malt nose ... deep dark chocolate with the bitterness that comes with a 70+% coco chocolate ... light vanilla ... bourbon seems much more subdued this time 3.7 Tk3 2009 drunk 2011... Bottle at my cloisters Bar staff tasting no2... deep deep black ... huge coffee nose little smokey malts ... smooth sweet lots of chocolate ... little charcoalin linger ... little bourbon, but quite light. 4.1bottle at chris?s ... huge coconut bourbon ...sweet roast .... vanilla.... huge chocolate ... realy quite nice Keg at the hanging bat 2015 version drunk apr 2016... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate roast malts.. Light coffee nose... dark dry chocolate roast.. Light wood.. Big coffee.. Light bourbon 4.2 funny every time ive had this the score goes up. Light coconut on linger Keg at hanging bat... Dark malts.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Big malts.. Dark roast.. Dark chocolate.. Rich roast.. More bourbon than i remember from 3 days ago.. Dark roast 4.0

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