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RATINGS: 2567   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2755) - 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 (16609) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle after a nice day of hiking in Joshua Tree National Park. Pours black as night with no head at all. Very little carbonation to speak of in this one. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar to aroma. The coffee and alcohol predominate. The mouthfeel was lacking...it needed just a bit more carbonation. Maybe I got a bad bottle...I have another that I hope will have better carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2015 THe Amazing Kosmickis Highly Acclaimed KBS. Im popping it in celebration of completion of my winter term finals, and appropriately, for breakfast. Served lightly chilled. 09 vintage thanks to scubarex, unfortunately with the twist off, but it is only a year old so im not worried about oxidation. I can smell this one even with the cap on. Pours into my orange juice glass a dense pitch black with hints of ruby/brown at the extreme edges of the glass. The thick, liquid looks like motor oil as it exits the bottle. The creamy cocoa/tan head is thick and creamy and about a finger thick. It dissipates within a minute leaving behind a frosting of lacing one the sides of the glass and a foamy layer above the beer. Looks tasty. The smell is bursting with a large hit of coffee with some chocolatey notes and a nice kick of bourbon. The bourbon lends some nice malty scents and a touch of woody vanilla. Unlike the FBS this oen doesnt have any sign of hops on the nose. This beer is thick and intoxicating. The bourbon takes center stage in the taste, much like a BCS but with a leveling amount of coffee that balances out the beer immensely. The oak and vanilla also make a larger appearance and taste delightful, creating a breakfast stout above the others. THE hops make their presence in the after taste with a tiny hint of citrus, that is one of the main tings that makes this brew so amazing, its subtleties. The coffee, alcohol, and hops linger in the back of the throat while creamy, chocolatey malt lingers in on the tongue and roof of the mouth. The biitterness is perfect and the alcohol and sweetness arent overt or cloying. The mouthfeel is right on in my opinion, it is lightly carbonated, but not under carbonated. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy without being over the top. This is a monster of a stout, though Im not a coffee fan the flavor in this beer just explode on the palate and mingle with each other perfectly thus creating a highly delectable beer for my palate. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-28-2010 17:03:20

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oobawa (1093) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2011 This bottles two years old and drinking near perfect. The bourbon has mellowed into a smoky finish, while the chocolate upstages the coffee (its the other way around with regular Breakfast Stout.) Not a trace of the alcohol, either. Just pure stout deliciousness. If only theyd make a version of this beer aged in maple syrup barrels...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2011
12 oz bottle. A viscous pour that is almost black with no head. Huge woody bourbon flavor that is balanced by a caramel sugary sweetness. Notes of candied fruit, honey, maple syrup and red wine with a finish that leaves a lingering sweet milky chocolate and earthy coffee ground aftertaste. Big and boozy but also packing a lot of flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 Pours very dark with 1/2 finger dark tan head. No mistaking the nose of coffee, chocolate, smoke and bourbon. Taste is much the same with stale burnt coffee and chocolate the strongest. Bourbon is actually a little subdued in the taste. Mouthfeel is oily. Overall a decent choice if you love the taste of stale burnt coffee. Certainly not the masterpiece the hype train thinks it is but certainly not a shit bomb either.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle, c/o HopBurp, poured into a snifter at cellar-temperature for rating #600. The pour is oily and black with some dark crimson shining through. In the glass, its totally opaque, topped with a small, short-lived dark brown head. The aromas are of bourbon and buttered toast, espresso and dark chocolate, and smoky oak. Alcohol and some maple syrup are also present. The flavor is buttery toast with berry jam, moderate smoke and toasted marshmallow, and a finish with bitter cocoa, espresso, and some earthy malt and alcohol. The aftertaste is freshly ground coffee beans. This is creamy and full-bodied with low carbonation and a dry finish. Its very smooth and somewhat warming. This is really good, with strong notes of cocoa and espresso, and a well-balanced spicy finish. Thanks HopBurp! [600]

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
At a hefty 11.2 percent ABV and 70 IBU, one expects big flavors, but the layering and complexity of this brew is world class--and probably benefitted from being a few months old. It pours deep and black, with a thin brown, milk-chocolate head that clings to the glass like one of those little rubber wall stickers you had as a kid. The nose is soft, silky, and washes over the tongue and onto the roof of the palate in waves of creamy chocolate and roasted malt. Theres an herbal spiciness with hints of sweet vanilla, earthy tannins, and a lingering dry, malty finish that beckons the next sip. Opening up as it warms, the full mouth feel and alcohol is in perfect balance with the generous hoppy dryness that cleans up the sweetness, without overwhelming it. This is one where we can all agree, the KBS and isnt just for breakfast any more. Serving type: bottle


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