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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Beer Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brystmar (1189) - 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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (8867) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebitterendaz (30) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Leaving room only for the potential of something better. Absolutely amazing beer. Aroma is heavy maple, mollasses, coffee, and well controlled bourbon and oak. Taste is such a rich flavorful coffee, maple, mollasses mixgture that somehow isnt too sweet. I dont know how this beer does it but.. BELIEVE THE HYPE!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (2730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
drinkin side by side to mornin delight . 274/300 pours deep black, dark brown head. smell has walnuts, but less than morniní . also sweetness, bourbon-ish taste has got SO damn much ! its super thick ( i LOVE that ) with the perfect carbonation . its superintence, sweet, chocolate, coffee, faded walnuts? not realy getting the í pancake syrup í i see in other rates, wich is a good thing ( i started to fear i might not like this beer ! ) but I DAMN do love it! the onley reason that i dont rate this 5/5 , is i even like my previously 5/5 beers even more . damn near perfection . one hell of an awsome looking bottle, too !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ataraxia (341) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Opaque black pour, almost no lacing. Aroma is more subdued compared to Morniní Delight. mildly sweet, vanilla, bourbon-soaked oak, maple syrup, espresso, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow, sticky caramel, and pancake batter. Sweeter in taste with greater emphasis on the maple syrup, caramel, and pancake batter. Extremely slick, just coats the inside of your mouth. Smooth, creamy, and full-bodied without being overly heavy. As with Morniní Delight, the slight ítwangí in the finish prevents it from a perfect score. Such an amazing blend of aromas and tastes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AdamJackson (2348) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cfrances33 (34) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Huge thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this bad mutha. Caramel and bourbon aromas. Joan Jett black pour with a brown head. Incredible mouthfeel and body. Delicious caramel, maple, dark chocolate, bourbon, dark roasted malts, and oaky notes. In my opinion the best of te three. I couldnít think of a better beer for rating number 1400.

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