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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Beer Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee

   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11942) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brystmar (1257) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AdamJackson (2607) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft on tap at Kentucky Brunch Release (Decorah, IA). Pours a rich thick deep black hue, opaque and thick, a frothy brownish head atop dies to a creamy ring, laces ok. Good dark ominous body, good legs. Aromas offer maple and coffee, sticky caramel and some vanilla. Roast, toast, and toffee. Maple syrup, gentle oak, vanilla, and faint whiskey wafting. Itís cold, so some warmth should open this up more. Initial is thick and sweet, touches of maple, oak, and cocoa. Sticky caramel, dark roast is mellow grows as it warms. The coffee comes out a bit more roast, a good intensity up front as it trails off, firm presence in the middle. Sticky and firmly flavored, roasty with good vanilla, barrel flavor as we round the corner. Vanilla, coffee, sticky caramel. Toffee, espresso, and richer coffee as we round up, a bit more roasty, sticky, barrel flavor. The base is still thick and firm, not making this pick up much if any heat from the barrel. Oak, roasty, and coffee. I think this is much more drinkable than the Morniní Delight. Itís sweet, but not nearly as much. Thick and full, but not overwhelming. The coffee element comes on at just the right time. Really well put together. I prefer this to Mornin, which may just be sensory overload. This one is the gem. Finish is luscious espresso, oak and chewy sweetness, roast. Really nice experience. Damn impressive.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Tap at TG. Incredibly rich aroma - tons of fresh coffee, like stuffing your nose in a bag of freshly roasted, oily beans. Lots of chocolate, some caramel, a touch of dark fruits, roasty, slight alcohol note. The barrel notes are a bit subtle to me, but add a slight whiskey character and some complexity. Pours jet black, opaque, thin brown head lingers for a minute, slight lacing. Flavor follows the nose - massive dose of espresso, lots of rich chocolate, nice roast character, bitterness helps balance the big malt profile but is not aggressive. Alcohol is pleasantly warming and generally well hidden, again some complexity and whiskey notes from the barrel. Fairly sweet brew but not cloying, moderately bitter, fairly sweet/rich finish. Very full body, chewy, velvety texture, low-medium carbonation. Killer brew, absolutely fantastic.

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