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RATINGS: 2247   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikO (30) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
2016 edition. Strong coffee/chocolate dessert aroma, taste is same plus toffee, vanilla, oaky bourbon, burn sugar, roast coffee notes, hint pf licqorice. Thick oily mouthfeel. Ends on a strong booze burn. Great big 'ol beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle generously shared for breakfast by Arturo-sama! 2016 version. Rich and decadent just as I like for the style, lots of vanilla and espresso, brown sugar, cocoa, oak, just enough bourbon bite, touch of spice, dangerously smooth, nice dry finish. Perfect Saturday breakfast warmer :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2200) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
355ml bottle from Beer Gonzo. 2016 Release. Pours black with a beige foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of chocolate malt & coffee. Flavour is roast malty. sweetish, molasses, chocolate & coffee, woody oak, bourbon, boozy, some spicy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, dry warm boozy woody oak bitter finish. Very drinkable indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (14710) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2016
Sehr dunkel braune Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Kaffeebohnen, süß, Vanille, geil.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alkolas510 (1113) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
kolsvart med stort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mycket av fatlagringen bourbon , vanilj, kaffe och choklad. Fyllig med lagom beska. Det blir inte så mycket bättre!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkiley1 (5) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
This lovely beer was vintage, 2014 KBS bestowed upon me by a close friend. Pour thick with a beige head, aromas of tobacco, tar, leather, chocolate, raisins, coffee and liquorice. Smooth taste. no lingering bitterness perfect end to a great evening. Drank at home

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jackolan (18) - - MAY 22, 2016
From a bottle. It's all been said already. If you're lucky enough to run across it get it no matter the price. This is most certainly true.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers0mniac (93) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Pitch black color with small, creamy and long lasting brown head. Aroma of roasted malts with lots of vanilla and hint of bourbon. Flavour is multi-layered mixture of all with nice bourbon notes. Well balanced. Great , great beer just amazing stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andeng (1) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Doftar mörk choklad och espresso. Kraftig kropp med viss bitterhet. Kompenseras av balanserad sötma och viss alkohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (346) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Flaska från SB. Kolsvart med krämbrunt fluffigt skum. Syrlig och intensiv kaffe/espresso-ton i doften tillsammans med mjölkchoklad, bitter kakao, vanlij, toffee, tendens till chark, lite spritiga bourbontoner och inlagda körsbär. Stor, kompakt kropp. Oljig och absurt fyllig! Ordentligt värmande alkoholtoner. Stor beska ganska snabbt in i smakbilden. Rejält med kaffe i förgrunden. I bakgrunden pekannöt, vanilj, lönnsirap, lakrits, ekfat. Börjar oerhört bombastiskt för att sedan ge mer utrymme åt sträva och strama ekfatstoner och stor kaffebeska. Stor spritighet, men inte så det stör. Stor, komplex och skiftande smakbild som håller ihop snyggt, trots sin kraftfullhet. Välgjord.

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