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RATINGS: 2557   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Aroma- dark chocolate, tobacco, oak, vanilla, booze, coffee Appearance- Pitch black with a smooth white head, nice alcohol legs Taste- vanilla, chocolate, oak, slight bourbon, coffee, hop bitterness, lingering effects of all taste aspects, super smooth Palate- medium-bodied, higher carbonation, lingering mouthfeel Overall- The smoothest bourbon-aged stout Ive ever had. Much less harsh on the palate than BCS, more drinkable, and simply better crafted. One of the bests, hands down.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
broozer81 (107) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bigfoot shaved after drinking it, Horses whisper when around it, I named my fantasy team after it...Its dam good....homage I give...Happiness in a glass when enjoyed.. KBS is legendary...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Coffee, whiskey, a hint of vanilla. This beer was worth the wait. Didnt have to wait in a line around the block in Michigan for this one, but it took several years until Nick C. procured one. Tried in the summer of 2011 preparing for the MA exam.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is of bourbon with a bit of a stout undertoe. Taste is very similar to the breakfast stout except with a strong bourbon kick. Very smooth, and very delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2011 Bottle. Pours a bit dark brownish, thin tan head. Smells of caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, paint. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy. I have to say first of that I have been waiting a very long time to try this beer. I had painted earlier in the evening prior to having the beer. Once poured I got all the smells mentioned above with the smell of paint. The type where you walk into a room the next day and you can smell the closed off room drying paint. I dont know if this is from painting earlier or thats how it smells but it was off putting. Good beer other then that. A bit less then what I had wanted or expected.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 2011 Bottle. Black with a thin frothy brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel. Taste is sweet, with many of those same flavors. I find the alcohol to be hidden quite well. A dry, roasted finish. Full bodied, creamy, soft carbonation. One of my favorites for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1555) - - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 Pours cola black with a 1/2 finger of mocha head that disappeared quickly. Aroma of Oak, Bourbon, Vanilla and Dark Chocolate. Dark Chocolate up front followed by Caramel, Vanilla, Unsweetened coffee and cream, - Barrel is integrated perfectly and not overwhelming or distracting from the goodness of this stout. Creamy with very slight warming from the alcohol, low carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2885) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2011
12 oz bottle
Aroma: vanilla, coffee, bourbon, light caramel sweetness
Taste: vanilla, bourbon, caramel
Founders makes some amazing beers, this is one of them. Enjoyed this warming beer as the town is getting blanketed with snow. Great mouth feel for such a big beer, it is not very thick or sweet. I really enjoyed this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alex4r (82) - - NOV 11, 2011
This is the third tied I have had KBS; i bought the bottles in Highland,NC. The appearance is almost black, with brown edges. The aroma is extremely complex with different layers; Coffee, whiskey and bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar and a hint of mint. The alcohol is present but very inviting; the palate picks up bourbon, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a little bit of sweetness just to round it off. It is smooth and velvety. One of the best for a reason. if you see it, pick it up and drink it!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (4417) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
10 nov 2011, bottle. Black with thin brown lacing. Really really strong black coffee grounds. Med body and faintly fizzy. Wow! Coffee bows the knee to vanilla bourbon. Oak is more prominent than any vanilla or cherry. Absolutely gorgeous!


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