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RATINGS: 2601   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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.

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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHawBeerClub (9) - USA - APR 12, 2012 does not count
Smell of dark rich coffee grains with a dark malty and creamy lacing head. Taste of bourbon With strong aftertaste. Smooth feel going down. Not to harsh to the palate. I would rate this high and definitely something to share. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kathouse (1842) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - APR 11, 2012
Thanks to Schlitzfaced from Ohio. Pours a creamy black with a thin tan head. Possibly the best smelling beer Ive had. Bourbon, vanilla, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate is brilliantly balanced. Mildly carbonated. Body is smooth , almost oily from the oats, but full. Oak and alcohol are definitely present. Coffee and chocolate stand out with hints of vanilla. Not overly sweet but no bitterness on the palate or finish. No noticeable hops.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nobeerandnotv (12) - eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2012
Gave CBS a 5 so KBS needs it too tasted both on tap side by side. I enjoyed the KBS slightly more but I think thats due to a lil more maturation than the CBS but the same goes with both just a lil more milder on the bourbon cleaned up nicely with choc and coffee founders are stout masters

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_honus_ (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
This beer is fantastic, don't get me wrong. However, the reason it is so coveted is because of its rarity. The notes of chocolate, vanilla, and strong bourbon undertones make it great, but if it was more widely available - it wouldn't be so well received. The privilege to drink it is what makes it a 5 star beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jandd1983 (4205) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
It poured a black color with a light brown head. The aroma was of raosted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, some oak, bourbon, vanilla, with hints of plums and raisins. The taste was very rich with roasted malts, coffee, expresso, dark chocolate, some oak, lots of bourbon, vanilla and booze. Well worth the wait, awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
2011 and 2012 bottle tasted side by side. Didnt really live up to the hype for me. Black pour with almost no head, Aroma chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. Taste bourbon, chocolate, coffee, roast, vanilla. Well done, but doesnt hold up to any of the bourbon county offerings.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (668) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pour very thick and black. Small dark brown head. Aroma is full of vanilla and bourbon notes; medium roasted coffee; caramelized sugar and chocolate. Full bodied and velvety; feels wonderful in the mouth. Flavor is predominately coffee and noticeable but not over powering bourbon. Sweetness throughout, even a bit in the finish but then the bitterness and alcohol overpower the sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
Pours a thick inky black with a dark brown frothy head that quickly disappears to a thin ring and some good lacing. Aroma is thick with coffee, roasted malts. Taste is full bodied, lots of coffee and roasted malts. Good beer, but didnt live up the hype for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
12oz bottle, bottled 2/17/12. Pours an opaque very dark brown, producing minimal brown head. Negligible lace. Great coffee chocolate bourbon nose. Excellent bitter dark chocolate bitter coffee flavor. Light carbonation, dry texture, excellent aftertaste.. a wonderful sipper, obviously. Nice, big chewy body. Great, roasty bitter sweet taste. Nice, woody and oaty components. Bourbon is not over the top here, a nice balance between the K and the BS. Just a bit of alcohol taste (which Id expect from a barrel-beer). While Im lucky to have gotten to try this beer considering the hype its relation to one of my favorite classic brews, I honestly prefer the regular FBS better... Not to say that I wouldnt be pleased if my single bottle was a whole 4-pack, though. One of the better barrel-brews Ive ever had. Trying this on tap would be really cool.. Or aging a bottle. Ill probably cellar if I manage to get this again next year.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2012
2012 bottle poured into snifter. Nice aroma with lots of barrel on the nose. LOTS of bourbon barrel. Notes of coffee and vanilla. Black pour with a moderate tan head. Has a nice underlying sweetness that I appreciate. It was a little too hot with the barrel, but some age should mellow that out. Really liked the beer, but not easy to get a hold of. I wont chase bottles of this, but its too darn good of a beer to pass up if it falls into your lap (like this year)!


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