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RATINGS: 1982   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3959) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2015
355ml bottle, William K, Kurvi. Bottled on 2/12/2015. Poured black with a thin but lasting brown head. Bourbon aroma, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate notes. Flavor has sweetness, coffee, chocolate notes, lots of vanilla, oak. Alcohol nicely hidden. Perhaps not as good as I had hoped this to be. Nonetheless, worth a try, a pleasant sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2652) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Black pour, no head. Aroma of coffee, cacao and boozy vanilla. Taste of gritty coffee, vanilla, dark cacao, stingy boozy bourbon and a mild chili. I was afraid the hype was just too big, but itís actually a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc92 (1) - - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
Founders KBS is a complex beer that satisfies every level of taste that we have. It's rich aroma, prepares you for its chocolate and coffee mouth feel. Long lasting finish is pleasant. Great all round beer but not one for the novice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
basaywhat (80) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours deep black with a very small tan head. Aroma hits you with big notes of chocolate, bourbon and coffee. Very nice thick, but not too thick mouthfeel. Taste of slight bourbon notes of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Overall one of the best beers I have ever had!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (740) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2015
2015 Bottled 02/17/2015 Gorgeous medium tan glossy head on top of a deep silky black body. Well integrated light earth, coffee and black chocolate on the nose. Similar on the palate but with an outrageously beautiful knitted complex body supported by such length and the thin &supple but effortless structure. Truly a beer of wonder living up to all the hype you will ever here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (923) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
335 ml bottle @ Konttori
Dark brown, almost black beer with beige head. Aroma has milk chocolate. vanilla, coffee and roasted malts. Flavor adds some bitterness. Palate is quite full with quite strong bitterness. Finish has quite mild bitterness with some alcohol. Aftertaste has milk, vanilla, coffee and wood. Itís too sweet for me, like drinking a white russian with some coffee added.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarpa (1065) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl @ Kultainen Apina. Pours black with a beige creamy head. Rich, creamy, coffee, dark chocolate aroma, some alcohol. Rich creamy coffee, cocoa, dark malts alcohol flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle 12oz at William K. Kurvi, Helsinki. Bottled 02/12/2015. Colour is black with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, hints of licorice and roasted malts. Very nice drinkability and superb fresh finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bartzluke (211) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2015
12 oz pour from room-temperature bottle into Spiegelau stout glass. Inky black and totally opaque. Moderate pour produced a fluffy brown one-finger head that faded at a moderate taste and left considerable lacing. Very full bodied and creamy. Nose is sweet. Caramel and chocolate, malt and bourbon. Taste has many layers. Starts out with a chocolate sweetness, then some coffee bitterness, a bit of maltiness, and finally a whisky/bourbon kick on the end, just short of burning. It sits on the tongue for a while, in a very pleasant way. On the whole, the alcohol is vet well hidden. Amazing beer. I canít wait to drink more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steverus0 (222) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Poured obsidian in an IPA glass with thin, dense head that persists. Aroma thickly vanilla bean and strong coffee, with roasted caramels and abundant chocolate. Light body and plenty of flavor surprise, starting with chocolate malts and migrating into rich bourbon. This is more than a bourbon flavored stout, it's more or less halfway between a bourbon and a stout. Lingers with both alcohol burn and vanilla, which is a pleasant way to go. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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