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RATINGS: 2089   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2597) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours black. Notes of salmiak, red wine and some vanilla in the aroma. The taste is really complex without being hard to drink. Notes of chocolate, coffee alcohol and salmiak. The body could have been bigger, otherwise a great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2605) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Liqour, tarr and ciggar in addition to the regular breakfast stout. Thick and heavy chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcox90 (1720) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of Secret Santa, 2010. Pours the color of used motor oil with the same amount of head, that is to say, none. Black as can be. A bit of lacing. Strong coffee and bourbon aroma. Big bourbon and coffee flavor as well as hints of wood and vanilla. I thought the coffee was a bit on the strong, harsh side. Maybe my palate just getting tired of coffee flavored beers. Silky smooth, heavy palate. Must be sipped, like bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1809) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2011
The last beer I gave a score of +4/5 was allready 12 weeks ago, so I had to open a bottle I was pretty sure of that it shouldn’t dissapoint me, cause I was thirsty for something new (at least for me) that taste great. When poured out, the beer is very, very dark brown, and at the glass looks ofcourse like pitch black. There is just a small brown head. The taste is very nice. Chocolate, coffee, wood and a hint of vanilla.The taste starts with mostly chocolate sweetness and ends at a light bitter, light dry coffee-vanilla taste that holds a good time, also the wood is there. This is a nice brew for sure. It just should be a little more oily for me (I know... even more... :) ). And some foam should be welcome also.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle. 12 oz. Pour is straight, deep, jet black with a one-finger, amber, lacy head. Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, honey, freshly ground coffee beans, caramel, roast, sweet malts, bourbon, and hints of cream. Full bodied with a lusciously velvety, rich, luxuriously complex bitter-sweet palate. Not a trace of alcohol in the flavor, but an amazingly smooth warming in the back of the throat as it finishes. Overall, one of the best stouts, Imperial or otherwise, that I have ever tasted. Outstandingly crafted and executed brew. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle, c/o HopBurp, poured into a snifter at cellar-temperature for rating #600. The pour is oily and black with some dark crimson shining through. In the glass, it’s totally opaque, topped with a small, short-lived dark brown head. The aromas are of bourbon and buttered toast, espresso and dark chocolate, and smoky oak. Alcohol and some maple syrup are also present. The flavor is buttery toast with berry jam, moderate smoke and toasted marshmallow, and a finish with bitter cocoa, espresso, and some earthy malt and alcohol. The aftertaste is freshly ground coffee beans. This is creamy and full-bodied with low carbonation and a dry finish. It’s very smooth and somewhat warming. This is really good, with strong notes of cocoa and espresso, and a well-balanced spicy finish. Thanks HopBurp! [600]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9759) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2015 THe Amazing Kosmicki’s Highly Acclaimed KBS. I’m popping it in celebration of completion of my winter term finals, and appropriately, for breakfast. Served lightly chilled. 09 vintage thanks to scubarex, unfortunately with the twist off, but it is only a year old so im not worried about oxidation. I can smell this one even with the cap on. Pours into my orange juice glass a dense pitch black with hints of ruby/brown at the extreme edges of the glass. The thick, liquid looks like motor oil as it exits the bottle. The creamy cocoa/tan head is thick and creamy and about a finger thick. It dissipates within a minute leaving behind a frosting of lacing one the sides of the glass and a foamy layer above the beer. Looks tasty. The smell is bursting with a large hit of coffee with some chocolatey notes and a nice kick of bourbon. The bourbon lends some nice malty scents and a touch of woody vanilla. Unlike the FBS this oen doesn’t have any sign of hops on the nose. This beer is thick and intoxicating. The bourbon takes center stage in the taste, much like a BCS but with a leveling amount of coffee that balances out the beer immensely. The oak and vanilla also make a larger appearance and taste delightful, creating a breakfast stout above the others. THE hops make their presence in the after taste with a tiny hint of citrus, that is one of the main tings that makes this brew so amazing, its subtleties. The coffee, alcohol, and hops linger in the back of the throat while creamy, chocolatey malt lingers in on the tongue and roof of the mouth. The biitterness is perfect and the alcohol and sweetness aren’t overt or cloying. The mouthfeel is right on in my opinion, it is lightly carbonated, but not under carbonated. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy without being over the top. This is a monster of a stout, though I’m not a coffee fan the flavor in this beer just explode on the palate and mingle with each other perfectly thus creating a highly delectable beer for my palate. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-28-2010 17:03:20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2306) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
12oz bottle, 2010 batch. Pours a dark black with a brown head, quickly disappearing to very light lacing. Huge bourbon nose, vanilla, hints of coffee and chocolate, little bit of smokiness/oak. Not quite as full-bodied as I would like but delicious - bitter and bourbon in the mouth, finish is not as overly complex but does bourbon and sweetness/vanilla does linger quite well. Overall its a delicious BA stout, would love to be able to get this on a regular basis - like it with a little bit of time so that the bourbon cools a bit but not too much time so that it gets "watered" down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bigtime bourbon. This lived up to the hype. Who knows what RyanMM is smoking over on the east side. Nice looking beer with a medium-big body and lots of vanilla and bourbon. Worth $7 a bottle once a year. It’s super limited availability certainly probably lends to overrating, but this one delivers as a top beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4886) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Take the amazing breakfast stout and add another flavor, bourbon, amazing beer. So glad i was able to get this, delicious!!

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