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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Beer Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (180) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle Thanks Hopscotch - Pours dark black with slight brownish head, little retention. Smells of oak, maple, vanilla, bourbon, and coffee. Taste of maple syrup, bitter dark chocolate, and coffee. Pretty good!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cfrances33 (27) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle and on tap... reviewed from notes on both, and no discernable differences between them. Pours a thick, heavy black body with a nice deep khaki head. Light lacing. Smell is full of sticky maple bourbon and coffee, a light toffee and roasted char. Really incredible aroma. An even more impressive taste, full of butterscotch, coffee, and smooth roast. Some maple. and vanilla bourbon. So decadent. Surprisingly drinkable given the richness of the flavors. Mild carbonation, and this lingers on your palate for a long time. Simply, this is the best stout Iíve ever had, and personally preferred to BVDL.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
levifunk (12) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2013
I wasnít a big fan of Morning Delight. Its a good enough beer, but like fudge, there is only so much you can consume before it is overwhelming. Throw that in a barrel however, and something magical happens. All of the big coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and maple syrup flavors that MD has, but the whiskey addition cuts the intense sweetness and rounds everything out. Amazing beer. For sure one of the best imperial stouts Iíve ever had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebitterendaz (20) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle 84 of 300. Shared with my beer buddy daknole, yes that daknole :-). If there was a perfect barrel aged stout it would be this. Unbelievably complex. Coffee, vanilla, maple, oh my. Top 2 or 3 stouts all time.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Black pour, brown head. Liquid fucking gold in the aroma. Maple, pancakes, chocolate, vanilla, coffee...flavored? Jesus. Símores, cafe mocha, incredible and I mean incredible. Fuck. Thanks to TheAlum. Oh my.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle from Toppling Goliath, pours a nice brown coffee pour with a nice orangish brown head that quickly fades. Aroma of coffee, whiskey, chocolate, molasses and some syrup. Taste is some syrup and chocolate, whiskey definitely breaks through in the finish and heats the throat. This is a solid beer, not sure I can pick a winner between the two. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of brystmar) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, burnt marshmallow, Indian curry, caramel, Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, toasted coconut, vanilla, bourbon, and dark chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, caramel, toffee, maple, roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla. Incredibly tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
(12oz bottle thanks to brystmar) espresso brown, dark tan bubbles, coats the glass as well as any. Nose of rich cream, extremely good coffee, biscotti cookies, bourbon, coconut, so rich and decadent.I wonít be able to describe it to remember it. Taste of rich coconut, light alcohol, cream, bourbon, vanilla, complex as anything you can imagine. Medium to thick body, coats the mouth in a way I canít describe. Wow.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 As soon as I cracked this cap, the room was filled with luscious bourbon, roasted malts; caramel; and impressively pungent, high end coffee. Jesus, this smells amazing.

Taste follows suit: roasty initially before bourbon and coffee interrupt everything and take center stage. Impeccably rounded overall profile. Rivals the very best stouts Iíve ever tasted. World class status is merely implied after the first sip.

And Kentucky Brunchís body coats the mouth unlike almost anything else Iíve tasted. The Pegís stouts are its only peers in this category.

Holy moly, this is better than Morniní Delight... and that isnít said lightly. Toppling Goliath killed it. Again.

Update: So itís been a week, and Iíve decided to upgrade my rating to a perfect 5. I previously gave it 4/5 on appearance (which is incorrect upon looking at my picture of it afterwards; was trying to be overly picky at the time) and 19/20 for a total of 4.8. However, Iíve been thinking about this nonstop for the last week and feel comfortable saying that KBBS is a perfect beer. Itís arguably the best brew Iíve ever smelled, tasted, and enjoyed on the palate, and that makes it a 5. Hats off to the TG guys: Kentucky Brunch truly is a masterpiece.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Thick oily pour Smells like cold brewed coffee and vanilla / coconut. Huge lactose and sweet sugary nose of maple syrup Taste. Holy crap! What in the hell is this? Is this heaven in a glass? Iíve never ever. Shit. Oozes of layers of maple, bourbon, coffee and sweet sugar. Finish is vanilla and sweet lovely maple that sits alongside this creamy fresh brewed espresso. Just incredible. THIS is the baseline that all stouts should be compared to. One of the greatest tasting works of art Iíve ever had.


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