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RATINGS: 1726   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.


callmemickey's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2272) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark dark brown-black with a thin tan-brown head that doesn’t last long... not much in the way of lacing S: Rich roasted coffee, a blast of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel and general roasted malt scents.. very bold and complex T: Sweet vanilla tip before the rich coffee taste dominates with its chocolate and caramel tones... bourbon finishes off the flavor profile... you know that characteristic oak-spice burn with jack? ... yeah this beer has a bit of that at the end and its lovely... M: Smooth, full bodied, velvety, slight burn at the end O: Delicious. The smoothness really helps this monster go down... the only thing holding this baby back is the flavor complexity... its got a tad too much going on to keep drinking many of these... but thats not a bad thing at all!


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (318) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that lasts forever. Aroma is chocolate, nut, and oak bourbon. Taste is heavily bourbon, a nice dose of sweet chocolate, and some coffee that comes out stronger as the beer warms up. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. This is a delicious beer that lives up to the hype, even if the bourbon is a tad overpowering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jasond612 (229) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
4/18/14 bought for $7.99 @ CBO. Was last to grab a ticket. Drank as a celebration after getting the job as manager. I liked it but fell well below BCBS ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (3170) - 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 (16) - 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.


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