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RATINGS: 2474   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Black pour and brown head, thick with aggressive pour. Lacing everywhere. Roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, notes of vanilla, and booze. Taste is strong sweet at first sip, but the bourbon steps in to offset that, and leaves a bitter finish. Beer is big; thick, sticky, and creamy. Overall, this is a damn good one. Im not a big bourbon barrel guy because most brewers make that the focal point of the beer. But this one does not and there is just enough oakiness and booziness to make this one a favorite.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2010 draft in a 4 oz tasting glass. Pours pitch black with a small dark tan head. Aroma is of alcohol, caramel, lots of coffee, buts, dark chocolate, roasted malts and burnt wood. Has a strong alcohol presence, lots of coffee, almost like espresso flavour, chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Really bitter finish, alcohol in the throat, coffee feel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 Bottle @ Bir & Fud bottega. Thats one of my favorite beers and maybe i wont be honest about it. Appearance: solid black color, brown foamy rocky head. Aroma. WTF... the heaven? The balance between the Founders IRS (i got its trademark for sure) and the bourbon aging is absolutely perfect. a lot of chocolate, coffee, espresso, vanilla, cocoa beans, malt a little bit of booze. The taste is even more intense, some sweet cheese (you know mascarpone? I guess the KBS is the perfect beer for tiramistout) and wood come in addiction to the rest. some herbal notes are slightly perceptible but the beer is quite bitter on the tongue. anyway im sure youll get the sweetness among the rest. Full body, really smooth mouth feel. 11.2abv? not a clue. youll loose money betting it had just 8/9 abv because it is incredible enjoyable regardless the boozy notes. more intense than long dry, bitter and sweet, bourbon finish. The beer is actually not so complex as you might think. Anyway the result is almost perfect and it remains the benchmark for the bourbon barrel aging IMO. Ive started being a Bourbon advocate and enthusiast lately, so i was much curios about which bourbon barrels they use for the KBS and i already wrote the response in the review. I was right, not a premium one, but smooth and sweet enough, a good choice because it never outmatches the beer. Anway other beers aged in the same kind of barrels got a totally different result. This one remains even better than the (in)famous CBS which i had some weeks ago.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (3044) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Pours black with a thin, dark tan head. The aroma is vanilla, molasses, coffee, oak, and maple syrup. The flavor is very malty and sweet, with a little roasty bitterness in the finish. The palate is heavy and thick, syrupy, and coats your throat on the way down. A little alcohol warming, but not as much as I expected. This is a wonderfully flavorful and fun beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pour is thick black little head. Aroma is coffee vanilla coffee. Taste is a little sweeter coffee ash smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (901) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 On tap at Blind Tiger with Andy, Streets, James and Baron. Jet black pour with deep, milk chocolate brown head and quickly vanishing lacing. Aroma is alcohol and a heavy, greasy sort of scent that makes me think of sausage. Palate is smooth dark chocolate and some sweet malts. Not overly impressed, but this was interesting and Id try again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (8341) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Paul Unwin - thanks Paul! Almost back with a slight, tan head. Big charred malts, coffee, vanilla oak and bitter chocolate aroma. Flavour had cocoa, more wood, roastiness aplenty, some caramel sweetness and lingering whisky warmth in a dry finish. Great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (2513) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 Date: September 6, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Stout Tasting, Lakeville, MN Appearance: Opaque black, slight tan head and good lacing. Aroma: Bourbon, oak and coffee. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, thick bodied, and alcohol finish. Other: Best stout at the tasting, which is saying a lot considering the lineup included BCS, Breakfast Stout, Expedition and Peche! April 12, 2013 - cracked a fresh bottle that I picked up at the brewery. The coffee and oak are very forward in this batch and the bourbon is there but takes a back seat. No change to my ratings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Smells of charred wood, soy sauce, molasses and some dirty shroom notes in the back. Flavor is gentle up front with some dark honey and molasses but then explodes in the middle with big smokey, gamey distilled liquor flavors. The beer finishes long and strong with the alcohol and hard coffee roast present at the end for sure. Really drinkable in terms of weight and not to coating either. Reminds me more of a porter than a stout of substantial heft. Waited a while on this and tasted many along the way. I think its more approachable these days and allows for you to detect all the flavors a bit more readily than when punchy, hot and fresh. Thank You Founders. 2009 12oz.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
The folks tin KY must have a lot of hair on their feet if they drink this for breakfast! Its a big bourbon treat. pours jet black with a tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, bourbon, and coffee. Best served warmish and enjoyed slowly.


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