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RATINGS: 2207   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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.


baugh12's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baugh12 (14) - lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
Very dark, very smooth, mellow even. Strong burbon a little coffee. Overall very good.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b33r (806) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
2016 bottle. Dark black color with barely a thin medium brown ring of a head and little to no lacing. Aroma has sweet vanilla, roasted malts and creaminess, toasted marshmallow, and vinous bourbon notes. Flavor is smooth cocoa with good balance of hot smoky bourbon. Strong alcohol burn but great flavor. I’m sure this would be great with a couple years on it but I don’t have the will power to wait!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyo1 (577) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ bishop’s arms. Thanks Johan. Pours pitch black with a small moccha head. Aroma has chocolate, Chilli peppers, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, burnt candy, alcohol, bitter coffee. Big bodied with medium to high carbonation. Taste is roasted, sweet and dry with coffee, dark chocolate, chilled, vanilla bourbon, wood barrel, alcohol, cocoa, , raisins, plums. Long duration with Lingering chocolate, orange peel and grape. Assertive bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahuth (203) - - APR 27, 2016
Bottled. Pours thick black. Has a huge caramel smell. The palate has medium to light and has a medium bourbon taste. A hint of coffee taste. Awesome stout

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (292) - North Branch, USA - APR 27, 2016
12oz bottle poured a pitch black pour Very good stout. Chocolate, oak, and some coffee. Glad I had it, but not sure it’s worth the price. Many other BBA stouts that are easier to find and are cheaper may be just as good IMO.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2264) - Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown, black oil with a small amount of mocha-colored bubbles near the edges. Aroma is rather oaky, some vanilla, some roast, slight chocoalte. Taste is quite a bit of vanilla, roast, some smooth chocolate. Strong, herbal oak in the background. Smooth. Alright, if not really to my liking.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2016
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter. Dark brown, tight tan head, little lace.
Aroma is coffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, subtle smoke.
Flavor is coffee, creamy chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits.
Finish is long, and filled with oaky dryness, coffee bitterness, and bourbon sweetness. Gets better as it warms, and is never boozy despite the high ABV.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tfontana (470) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2016
2014 version keg pour into taster glass at Cask and Vine. Aroma of nice burnt sugar/molasses, chocolate, dark fruits. Appearance was thin light brown head, less than a finger width with poor retention, opaque black with minimal lacing. Taste of sweet dark chocolate, dark fruits, and oak and bourbon as perfect complements rather than overshadowing other flavors. Alcohol is hidden well. Palate was full bodied with thick, smooth texture, average carbonation and sweet fruity, boozy flavorful finish. Overall, the aroma and taste are heavenly and aging appears to have done this justice. A true pleasure to drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rondphoto (3550) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brew Haus / Hebron KY --- Solid bitter malt aroma. Opaque black color, brown head that stays around, wide bands of lace. Taste is full-bodied dark malt that adds vanilla and coffee on a mild fizzy swallow. Then, on to mild hops and a bit of bourbon in an incredibly long finish in which hops and malt alternate. A terrific bold, malty brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a black brown from a bottle. Sooo...I initially poured this right out of a fridge, quite cold, which was the wrong move, boozy and syrupy, no dimension. Let it sit out and warm up over a few hours and just came back to it. Oh man, what a difference, subtle floral and cherry notes in the mouth. That boozy burn became a welcome lingering warmth, and the lackluster sweet aroma added classic bourbon notes (vanilla and dark brown sugar) and coffee. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
growler6 (101) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2016
UPDATED: APR 20, 2016 My second KBS, this one is closer to room temperature and it makes a difference. Vanilla, coffee, whiskey and woody aromas punched me right in the nose. Pretty consistent sip after sip, semi sweet dark chocolate with moderate bitterness add to the mix. Oily and slightly astringent mouth feel for a stout. Great but not exceptional. I’m glad I tried it and would not turn one down but I prefer their breakfast stout and a few other bourbon barrel stouts.


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