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RATINGS: 2353   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
FROM NOTES: November 29, ’13 on draft into a snifter at the Black Friday event @ Kraftrwork, Philly. A: Big nose full of roasty malts, subtle vanilla dark chocolate notes, roasted coffee and bourbon (booze). A: Blackest of night with the tannest of tan heads of about a finger and a half thick. VERY SEXY! T: Dark chocolate notes initially that give way to some espresso/coffee notes with the bourbon becoming more evident in the finish. Aftertaste has a balance between the bourbon and the coffee flavors with the bourbon dominating more as it warms. P: Creamy, chewy and silky with a nice low carbonation. Surprisingly very smooth for a beer that is 11.2%! O: Outstanding beer. WORLD CLASS! Very complex. Coffee, chocolate, and bourbon are the primary flavors, as advertised to be. VERY, VERY RARELY does a beer truly live up to the hype, this is that rare example.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4829) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
(Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11.2% Totally black colour on the body, small but thick dark brown head on top, with average retention. Arom aof chocolate, vanilla, cold coffee, light liquorice, alcohol. Nice taste with lots of chocolate, vanilla, fudge, bourbon, oak, light coffee, mocha, alcohol. Medium thick body with good carbonation. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sudz4Dayz (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours black with a thick light mocha head. Smells strong cocoa and coffee roastiness. Unbelievable mouthfeel. Tastes like their breakfast stout but the flavors come through much, much more. Cocoa, vanilla and coffee roastiness. Lovely, lovely beer. Well worth its rating.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to Rene. Pours out black and oily, small tan head. Big, bold aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet chocolate bar, more coffee, roast grains, bourbon notes and vanilla. This one stands up to its reputation.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
rob19a (70) - - SEP 24, 2016
20/20 outstanding. Rich chocolate, subtle coffee undertones with the oak/bourbon finish. So well balanced. Delicious. Finest beer I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2016
2016 bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours an oily black with a half finger of dark brown foam that dissipates quickly. Tons of cacao nib, roasted coffee and light vanilla in the nose. Some light wood on the palate with more cacao nib, espresso and lightly charred molasses. Light warming finish with some bourbon notes. Fairly dry. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (118) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
Stoked to finally try. Strong vanilla and coffee flavours upfront. Finishes with some sweetness and oak. Really well balanced and hides the booze pretty well.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Truly not as amazing as expected. For the hype get epic BBB. Nose light vanilla. Lots of coffe notes little barrel or bourbon. I am guessingthey arerepeating barrels. Thick on tongue. Good beer but not incredible. Nice lasting head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cristobal37 (795) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2016
Coffee and tobacco aroma. Vanilla, sweet coffee, oak, wow great sweet imp stout. I can taste the bourbon a bit more. If you like sweet pleasant stouts with less bitterness and more booze and chocolate then this is it. You’re the man @lore Thanks!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (987) - - SEP 13, 2016
Vintage 2014: Pours black oily color with big creamy long lasting light brown head, which transforms itself to a ring like by espresso coffee. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: big coffee note, dark chocolate, vanilla, leather, oak, dark fruits, dried fruits, bourbon, oak etc. Flavor: double espresso coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, especially plums, vanilla, molasses, hint of licorice, intense roasted coffee bitterness-astringency, oak- vanilla - tannins, bourbon...finish is dry, thick. Body is full, texture is creamy, super smooth, carbonation is low.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yased (151) - MEXICO - SEP 12, 2016
De la micro cervecera Founders(USA) esta Imperial Stout de nombre “Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)” con 12.4% ABV y 70 IBU’s en nivel de amargor, una Imperial Stout o Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) compuesta con maltas tostadas de cebada, chocolate y café, madurada por todo un año en barricas de Bourbon para pulir bien el terminado e integrar todos los sabores, la receta de esta cervecera originaria de Grand Rapid’s, Michigan tiene la calificación en la pagina especializada en cerveza Ratebeer de 100/100 en estilo y 100/100 en general. En vista posee una corona de espuma mediana con perlas compactas y de ligera tonalidad canela, hay poca retención por la gran densidad del cuerpo y el contenido de ingredientes y alcohol, el liquido es de color obscuro opaco, no tiene destellos o tonalidades mas claras ya que no entra la luz, aspecto muy correcto al estilo. En aroma es muy evidente el aporte del envejecimiento en barricas ya que de inicio el aroma es muy amaderado, hay notas a café, chocolate, nuez y almendras, algo de aroma a pasas, licor como a jerez, muy compleja y agresiva. En el sabor igualmente se presenta el amaderado, mucho chocolate dulce, carácter a café, frutos secos como; almendras, nuez y ciruelas, hay dulzor a caramelo y azúcar morena, los 12.4% de alcohol son perceptibles en gusto y calidez en garganta, incluso el carácter de madera lo exalta, no hay acidez ya que el reposo pule y elimina dichos sabores, muy rica y potente, el retrogusto es pesado, achocolatado y dulce que se prolonga bastante.


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