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RATINGS: 2484   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Black with thick creamy tan head. Thick milk chocolate nose with bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Touch of butterscotch. Wow, I could just sniff this all night and be happy. Thick and creamy. Think best Irish car bomb ever. Lots more chocolate in taste with some coffee, a bit of heat, but very well masked with creamy milk chocolate finish. Finish fades a little too quickly. Wish it would last forever. Epic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njordan (5) - Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2011 does not count
12oz bottle just below room temp. Pours viscus black with brown head that doesnt stick around very long. Nose is coffee, bourbon, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and a slam of whiskey. Mouthfeel is perfect. Absolutely fantastic sipping beer. Planning to cellar a few bottles to try out over the next few years. I imagine this one only gets better with time.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
justadrop (5) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2011 does not count
12 oz bottle, served just below room temp. Pour is noticeably viscous, rich and dark. Leaves a tan brown head that lingers just long enough. Aroma is sweet chocolate with hints of bourbon. Hits the palate with a velvety richness speaking mocha, chocolate and aftertaste of the bourbon and vanilla. Cannot say enough about the mouthfeel,so so smooth. An absolutely great beer meant to drink slow.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 KBS Tapping Party at Vintage Estates.Draft this beer is black as night with a thin ring of light brown head. Coffee, chocolate and bourbon on the nose. Bourbon, bitter dark chocolate, coffee and wood. Very thick mouthfeel and this beer coats and hangs on the tongue! This is an awesome beer!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Tapping party at Vintage Estate. Pours pitch black with no head and no lace. Smells faintly of coffee and vanilla. Its so cold that its hard to pick out any dominate aromas. Tastes of vanilla and caramel are notable up front. Bitter roasted coffee, dark cocoa, tobacco, and a warming booze effect just before the finish. There is a nice charred oak flavor and bitter roast lingers in the finish. This is heavy, thick, and viscuous with an oily mouth feel.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bibblebomber (6) - USA - MAR 15, 2011 does not count
what more is there to be said about this fantastic brew. great dark pour with minimal head, bourbon on the nose, coffee on the palate with slight hints of chocolate.this is my first year trying KBS from founders and I must say that it has lived up to its reputation and then some. I was fortunate to grab as many 4packs as possible and will be sitting on these for years to come. GET U SOME!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
freedivesurfer (13) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
12oz bottle. Bottled 2/25/2011. Thanks to Lighthouse Beer and Wine. Poured in snifter. Nose of vanilla and oaky bourbon. Color is a deep brownish black, with a minimal tan head. Vanilla is very upfront with the oak and bourbon notes strong in the finish. KBS is lighter on the palate than one would think, I want it to be fuller. With much anticipation this beer did not disappoint. Very close to a perfect beer. Pretty stand alone in my beer world, not much to compare it to.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
12oz bottle, 2010 batch. Pours a dark black with a brown head, quickly disappearing to very light lacing. Huge bourbon nose, vanilla, hints of coffee and chocolate, little bit of smokiness/oak. Not quite as full-bodied as I would like but delicious - bitter and bourbon in the mouth, finish is not as overly complex but does bourbon and sweetness/vanilla does linger quite well. Overall its a delicious BA stout, would love to be able to get this on a regular basis - like it with a little bit of time so that the bourbon cools a bit but not too much time so that it gets "watered" down.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
12 oz. bottle, courteous of Glouglouburp, pours jet black with a beautiful ring of dark brown head. Deep, complex aroma of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, espresso and roastiness - all working and meshing together beautifully. Flavour initially reveals the vanilla with notes of espresso, followed by big bourbon notes and a considerable alcohol burn. Body is viscous, thick, chewy, caramely, etc. A wonderful treat - thanks a lot, Dany.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Pours dark black with hot chocolate head. poured semi-hard into a brandy snifter to get a nice finger of head. the retention was medium. there always remained some swirling foam atop the beer. The smell is of raosted coffee and chocolate. There is a ton of malt in here to compete with the bourbon and coffee. some oakiness mingled in The taste is definately a lot like the smell. I get tons of bitter chocolate on this. roasted coffee and roasted malts. there are definately some vanilla and oak in here that i think bring out the chocolate flavors. I catch some dark fruit tastes, in the likes of cherry, fig, prune, or raisin I would say. There is a good deal of alcohol burn in this. The warmer it got the more vanilla and sweetness comes through. the roastiness all but dissapears. the bourbon starts soft but ends strong as you drink through this beer. Thick, syrupy, almost chewy mouthfeel. just enough carbonation to scrub itself off. Took me a long time to plow through a 12 oz bottle of this. So heavy, tons of complex flavors. In the End, i felt it was too boozy. This would taste awsome with Kentucky Pecan Pie. thats all i gotta say.


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