PorterFiend (8) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2008 does not count
I’ve only had it on tap at Founders, and the results sometimes vary depending on what cask you get. I’ve only had one mediocre experience with the Kentucky Breakfast. The other two times? Friggin’ orgasmic. I’m not kidding. It’s not for everyone (especially folks who aren’t fond of bourbon), but if you have the chance to give it a spin, seize it. SAVertigo (22) - Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 Had this bottled at Union Jack’s Pub in Boyertown, PA.
I ’m a huge fan of the regular Breakfast Stout, but this was heads and shoulders above the regular version in every, single, way.
It smells like, chocolate whiskey if that makes sense. You get the coffee/chocolate initial blast that the Breakfast Stout is known for, followed by the whiskey nose.
The taste was, quite simply, a darker whiskey infused Breakfast Stout.
Fantastic. Next year I am finding more than just 2 bottles of this, it is THAT good.
IF you see it, buy it on the spot. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009
12oz bottle from bruisin’ ales, 2009 release. pours a beautiful, oily, slick black with a thin, chocolate brown head. aroma is outstanding with big notes of fine bourbon, dark roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, and smoked wood. damn this smells great. flavor is one of those "my goodness" moments when words are hard to come by to describe how wonderful this brew is. huge roast coffee notes up front, with oaked bourbon and vanilla blending in seamlessly, followed by dark, bitter chocolate, and hints of dark red fruits and roasted nuts rounding out the sip. finishes with a semi-sweet hit of chocolate, coffee, and lovely bourbon. palate is silky smooth, full bodied, and simply a pleasure to drink. overall, nothing short of perfect. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Holy shit this is good. Like a handful of magic, it tastes like jewels and courage. Makes you want to fuck. Bottle thanks to either JW77, Daknole, or Ryan. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 (bottle - 12 oz) Dark black with a thick tan head. Hint of coffee? Not my glass. Tons of coffee in the aroma mixing with some sweet bourbon notes along with some vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is a huge explosion of coffee, bourbon, roasted malts, and chocolate. Lots of vanilla sweetness rounds up the end with a lightly bitter and lasting coffee finish at the very end. I think this rivals the Bourbon County for my taste. Thanks David!
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2010
I really don’t think I have to say much about this. This is just freaking delicious. Coffee, Vanilla, Bourbon, what more could you want in life? barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2010
WOW!!!!! by far the best stout I have ever had and I am a huge stout fan. First off the smell almost as complex as the taste. You can smell bourbon, vanilla and cappucino. Second the appearance was second to none. Pour out like motor oil with a think dark tan head. Third the taste was very complex. There was choolate, vanilla, bourbon, coffee and a twinge of oakiness. All of it was blended masterfully. This is a must try if you ever get a chance to get your hands on it. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 Bottle at Rattle n Hum. A near religious experience. So much vanilla, espresso, oak, bourbon, maple syrup. Body is ultra think. Literally exploding with over the top flavor. This will silence you in disbelief.. perfect. Unbelievable!! carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a beautiful silky, dense, black that absorbs all light. A thick, creamy head forms. The nose is firmly chocolate, bourbon, smoke, layered with notes of vanilla and dried fruits. The palate is rich with a medium-full body, with intense lingering of bourbon, chocolate malt, smoke and vanilla. Attractive lacing. This stout makes me smile. Definitely moreish! Reverence and dedication to sensory exploration is a must. This is not a quaffing ale but a serious sipper for pondering and reflection. The alcohol is hidden behind the richness. With dessert or after dinner or whenever you have time to spare and enjoy. basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Drank from a flight glass from Rattle N Hum, NY. Quite possibly the most delicious beer on the planet. Pours like a typical stout. Dark black with a light foamy head. The taste though is anything but typical. Starts off creamy, lightly hitting the front of your taste buds with vanilla and bourbon.. This fades into a chocolate roasted flavor that has a tinge of alcohol and a nice light aftertaste. Phenomenal beer.