RATINGS: 2979   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

2016 vintage - 12.4% abv
2017 vintage - 11.9% abv
2018 vintage - 12.3% abv
2019 vintage - 12.2% abv

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3.9
MarcinG (1942) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2019 Butelka. Czarny kolor..prawie smoła. Piana średnia brązowa,o drobnych pecherzach,opada dość szybko. W zapachu ciężka wanilia,palony słód,słodkie aromaty beczek po burbonie. W smaku podobnie,ciężkie i słodkie nuty burbonu,wanilii,kawa,słodką czekolada w tle. Alkohol zaskakująco ciężki ale o dziwo nie przeszkadza...znakomity winter warmer...

4.4
kepano (297) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2019 2019 bottle Black as tar with a brownish froth. I am struck immediately by the balance and complexity of the nose. Like studying a dark Rembrandt painting, I drift between the layers, the brushstrokes, the characters within the scene. No particular aroma overpowers the tableau. It goes without saying that dark chocolate and coffee are a strong presence, but too often those smells are broad and generic — KBS goes another step further. The coffee itself is fruity and nuanced, with hints of cherry and brown butter and toffee. There is a hint of vanilla bean, light licorice, some orange peel and mango. Rye bread and blackberry jam. The flavors are equally well balanced. The mouthfeel starts with an inviting, roasted bitterness of dark chocolate, progressing into a sweeter, custardy, vanill-y, crème brûlée, and finishing again with a punch of espresso. Fine carbonation throughout. Again, KBS shows restraint — while bourbon notes are present, they don't overpower. Too many imperial stouts want to boast their barrel-aged bonafides, but end up being as barbaric as a boilermaker. A rousing success.

3.5
jeremeh (6) - Yukon, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2019 does not count
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3.1
batneil (958) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2019 On tap at B&B. Unexpectedly smooth given the ABV. Thick and black. Off-white head. Quite tasty.

4.3
sebastokrator (149) - - NOV 25, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2019 Pours a deep, jet black, with gorgeous brown foam. Nose is a lot of bourbon. But there is a strong roasted coffee base with just the barest hints of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is equally big; big coffee, big bitter chocolate, chocolate, smoke, and a hit of vanilla. Mid to full bodied, exceptionally creamy and does a great job of hiding the strong amount of booze in it. This an all around excellent beer.

5
KennethArd (809) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2019 Brilliant intense aroma of coffee, cocoa & chocolate. Black with a long lasting brown head. Perfectly balanced medium sweet taste with a touch of dryness. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation & a finish that just keep on going and going and going. For sure the best beer i've tasted in 2019.

4
czlowiekwiadro (1935) - POLAND - NOV 9, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2019 zapach intensywny, wanilia, czekolada, kawa, alkohil, tonka, biszkopt, palone nuty, orzechy, kakao, dobry słodki koniak. kolor ciemny, czarny, nieprzejrzysty, piana brązowa, średnio obfita ale zaskakująco trwała. w smaku pełne, ciężkie, palone, czekoladowe, kawowe, sporo melasy, koniaku, ciemnego ciężkiego rumu. goryczka wysoka, palona, alkoholowa, melasa, ciemne drewno. w ustach ciężkie, lepkie, gęste, mocno rozgrzewa. nasycenie umiarkowane.

3.8
kempernorton (2) - - OCT 29, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2019 Great beer so it's a shame I can't drink it any more due to the company's record in dealing with racism and diversity in its organisation. Shame.

4.4
stef73 (939) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2019 De couleur noir avec col couleur moka ,on n’a des de café et une bonne torrification.en bouche on le chocolat et plus le café avec côté boisé qui domine pas trop .bonne équilibre

4
Cervezapapi (43) - - OCT 20, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2019 Wszystko się zgadza, jest kawa, czekolada, bourbon, taniny i wanilia, ale nie ma jakiegoś szału. Kawowy RIS z beczki jakich dużo na rynku w o wiele lepszej cenie.


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