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RATINGS: 1724   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.


Avengedpoet's rating

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for the share on this one. Pours a viscous black with no head. Aroma of thick roast, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. I’m no bourbon fan, and this was still a little harsh for me, but this was a pretty darn good bourbon stout. Especially the aroma. As it warms, the bourbon, vanilla, diecetyl, chocolate, roast, and alcohol flavors meld together better. Pretty good.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AHSlowhand (35) - - APR 19, 2014
Big vanilla, bourbon, and bacon. Smoky bourbon and vanilla on the first sip. Nice tan brown caramel head, and chocolate liquid gold. Outstanding

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dal9000 (137) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Immediate aroma of cocoa. Thin tan head on a dark brown deep pour. An immediate cocoa ( not chocolate) and coffee taste. Perfect taste. , not overpowering. Note: the foam turned a dark tan as I drank it. Worth the hype. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3165) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at the Capitol-Bloomsburg. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Big roasted malt notes on the nose with a hint of bourbon. The bourbon notes are subtle on the tongue but they expand on the maltiness as the beer warms. A bit of lactic on the finish but it’s also remarkably smooth and hides it alcohol well. A damn good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xBEERxNOLA (57) - - APR 19, 2014
Pour - black. No head. Aroma - slight caramel. Mouth - lightly oily. Low carb. Taste - nothing up front but after swallow. Slightly hoppy on the finish then a rush if coffee and slight bourbon. Overall - excellent. Bourbon comes through the longer you drink. Coffee at the start. Not for sessions.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shawnt302 (1) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
This is my all time favorite! Very hard to find. Nice bourbon smell on the nose and a smooth bourbon vanilla taste!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TXBadger (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
Love having a Friday off, so I’m celebrating with KBS. Just a fantastic coffee aroma on the nose, nice and dark appearance. Smooth mouth feel, coffee, cocoa, and a little roasty malt on the palate. Toffee on the finish. Overall, a great beer.

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 (23) - - 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 (3908) - 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


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