thelynchfella (47) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured jet back with little to no head. Aroma: espresso, whiskey, cocoa. Tastes mainly of espresso and whiskey. Nicely Balanced beer.
raj201 (8) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty. Just a nice stout. Way overpriced. Not worth $13/4pak
glenD (31) - - SEP 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour, is dark brown with some translucency. This beer is not a thick imperial stout with strong flavors. Itís like a watered down version of the Narwhal by Sierra Nevada. I do not taste the bourbon barrel flavor at all. Flavors I do taste are roasted malt and coffee. The palate is nice and its better than non some stouts on the market, but I would rather buy the Narwhal, Breakfast Stout, or Old Rasputin over this beer. In that order also.
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a khaki head. Nose is light alcohol, roasted malts, vanilla, wood and sticky. Nice palate, light roasted malts, sweet, wood, vanilla and an easy finish.
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very tasty. The bourbon flavor melds nicely with the prevailing coffee, chocolate, and cream flavors.
ckemps35 (14) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bourbon aspect to this beer really brings out a unique flavor and kick. This beer is smooth and very drinkable, with not much alcohol kick for being an 8% ABV beer. The bourbon/beer combo blends surprisingly well, and the head is really nice. Itís even got a little creaminess to it.
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Coffee, cocoa, malty, robust, roasted, espresso.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Coffee, cocoa, slightly bitter, malty, roasted, subtle bourbon, caramel, vanilla.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, robust finish.
O- Quite good, considering my hopes werenít too high. Not Founders Breakfast stout quality, but still nothing to dismiss. Lots of coffee and roasted cocoa. Fairly rich and complex, although the bourbon aging didnít seem to do much to it.
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Pretty much as expected since Iíve had the amber a couple times. I knew itíd be thinner. Itís not a massive imperial stoutm so I didnít expect thick, or huge. It does seem like the barrel was different, as this bourbon was more mellow and less peppery than I remember the amber being (but itís been a while). For a more widely produced and cheaper alternative, this would be a good way to scratch that barreled itch (I get that itch a lot and canít drop $10-20 each time). Nose is great, fudge, coffee and mellow barrel. Look is a little weak, more like a porter. Feel isnít huge, but is smooth and not a trace of 8%. Flavor is nice and mellow, almost matching the aroma but with less going on, especially the roasted coffee aspect. Not too shabby for $3."
ROBC3366 (647) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, toast, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of some funk, bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and some hops. Finish is long and boozy
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msalsbury (26) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Having had both this beer and the much-lauded Founderís Kentucky Breakfast Stout, I have to be perfectly honest... I canít tell a difference. If youíre wondering what Founders KBS tastes like, get yourself a bottle of this beer and sip it. Thereís little, if any, significant difference. Both beers have a solid stout flavor behind them with plenty of coffee and dark roasted malt bitterness to them. Both have a solid bourbon aroma and flavor to them. Both are quite drinkable and enjoyable. But Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout is much easier to find and usually much less expensive than Founders.