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RATINGS: 1718   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   SEASONAL: Spring   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12 oz. 2011 bottle. $6.50 @Binny’s. Sorry, folks. I got the last one there. Opens and pours with a sensuous smell of chocolate, French roast coffee, and an old, empty bourbon barrel. Even some molasses cookies. Color is what else but black, with a deeply tan head of foam. Taste is complex swirl of chocolate, bourbon, coffee. I think some Cascade and Centennial, but in the main, mostly bittering hops. Sometimes, I think there’s some roast barley bitterness, other times I’m not so sure. But always, a sweet, sticky malt is left behind after other flavors have departed. So now I’ve enjoyed a lovely fresh KBS and can keep my 2006 bottle in the cellar, screwtop cap and all.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcclainc50 (135) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours an inky black with a thick brown head. Aromas of coconut, coffee and malts. Cask aging is up front and powerful with notes of coconut and coffee in the middle with a malty after taste. Excellent beer, worth the cost and then some.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nehpets (20) - - APR 17, 2014
Just as good as the goose island coffee bourbon aged stout. I love the founders breakfast stout and this is almost heaven. It is worth the hunt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (3906) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
Opaque coffee color. Viscous pour. Sensuous nose - vanilla, whiskey roast, sweet. Whiskey and chocolate, sweet like a Jack Daniels mudslide. Warming. Mouthy, quality oily body. Not hugely bitter. A bit tarry at the end. Sweet roast finish. Reminds me of some familiar chocolate/toffee/caramel candy from childhood. Tap, Proof.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (56) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Draft into a 5 oz tasting glass. Deep dark color with an intentionally poured small tan head. Very smooth and subtle build of bourbon flavor with a nice lingering taste left of the palate. Finally got to try it and it lives up to the fame! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ready4Aheady (29) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle pour- black with thin tan head, aromas and flavors of cocoa, coffee, and prominent bourbon. Smooth, long finish. Delicious brew!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjat (5) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
This is 2nd only to Goose a Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout. Regular BCBS feel behind because I love coffee in my stout

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhilHarmstead (15) - Vermont, USA - APR 14, 2014
Tap at Farmhouse and 12 ozers at home. Everything you’d want on a late winter’s night by the fire. Strong nose of bourbon, earth, peat, caramels. Once again, proof that god loves us.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmoosey (78) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
Poured at home from a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Smell is of coffee and cocoa with a little sweet vanilla. Taste is cocoa, with coffee and vanilla. There’s that little burn in the back of your throat from the bourbon at the end. Medium body. Overall, an awesome beer with a lot going on...Definitely recommend!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kayres (389) - , Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Smooth sweet coco bourbon and vanilla. Medium bodied and silky ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DialSquare (2308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Thought for sure I’d already had this. Tap at Proof. Black pour. Huge roasty chocolate aroma. Creamy vanilla, chocolate, light bourbon, wood. Bittersweet. Awesome balance. 8.6


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