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RATINGS: 1870   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   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.

atpayne's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours thick black with small but clean and uniform brown head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee grounds, vanilla, and bourbon. Vanilla and bourbon combine to leave a sweet aroma but coffee is definitely the most prevalent. I love beer and coffee so this is great. Nice blend of sweetness, coffee, and a mild sweet bourbon laced alcohol. Strong and robust; sweet and smooth. Very nice set of flavors and aromas assembled here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rproff78 (138) - - FEB 28, 2015
Very very good! This was aged a few years also so it was even better. A must try if you can find it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
[Bottle] 2012 vintage opened up last week. Jet black color with a half inch of light brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and coffee grounds. Notes of bitter cocoa, oak barrel, ash, heavy roasted malts and a bit of cream in the taste. Lighter anise and earthy flavors as well. Rather subtle bourbon notes. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel. A really nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (14) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
this may be blasphemy in my state but I think KBS is overrated. Donít get me wrong, itís a good beer but I donít think it lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Aroma: heavy milk chocolate, toasted malts, bourbon, coffee. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, intense chocolate, caramel, toffee, bourbon again, very heavy body. Overall: wonderful Imperial Stout, excellent complexity, nice bourbon flavours. Bottle at CBR2015, Shoreditch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (125) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015) Pours dark black with a finger of coffee brown foam. The nose shows a lot of milk chocolate with heavy notes of bourbon, slight hints of peat, and a good round off with vanilla (more vanilla coke imo). The palate is very smooth and surprisingly light bodied (like most of their breakfast stouts). Slight alcohol bite in the middle, but dominant flavors of chocolate milk (most likely due to a moderate lactose sweetness and vanillin from the bourbon barrels), a very clean espresso finish & bitterness. A smoke background throughout the whole beer. All flavors are very balanced and somewhat delicate yet robust.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gbgbrouge (261) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Sampled at tasting. Pours opaque black with beige head. Aroma is strong and a little sour, coffee - a lot of coffee, some chocolate, liqourice and leahter. Taste is like sipping a cold espresso, the coffee is so dominating it almost drowns all other tastes. Might have been a bad apple, but I expected a lot more...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jacobrm (1) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Strong coffee nose with more chocolate on the finish. Very balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (155) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pouted from tap nice dark chocolate color and tan head. Aromas of coffee vanilla and chocolate. Taste is smooth with notes coffe and vanilla with a nice mouth feel with a hint of bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1069) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Sample at a tasting event. Nice bourbon, vanilla , roasted malt and coffee flavors, but thereís something ashy lingering in the background that disturbs me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (442) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2015
I have sought this beer as long as I have known that it existed, and on finding it, it did not disappoint. Poured from a bottle. Itís deep black with a beige head. The aroma of coffee is strong, with bourbon notes and dark malts. The flavor is immense and satisfying - coffee with a perfect gentle sweetness. Iíve had big stouts with fine reputations that are delicious and sweet, but become too much as the temperature rises after sipping a while. This one is perfect, all the way from start to finish, and is a beer that I could drink time and time again if only I could find it in my home state of Oregon. Many thanks to the Brick Store Pub in Decatur (Atlanta) for keeping an excellent selection of the finest bottles in the cellar. And many more thanks to the friends I shared this excellent beer with.

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