RATINGS: 2571   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (3022) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bourbon Barrrels do it better! A great stout to begin with and now even better. A great, strong wood flavor and smoth texture. Definately give this one a try!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisRR (91) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2017
From tap at Taphouse, pours a lively black color with a lasting tan head. Aroma is big with bourbon, coffee, chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is a lot more boozy than I remember it. I have had it a few times and this time, it was like someone added a shot of bourbon to the glass. But the taste is still fantastic, sweet chocolate, creamy mouthfeel and of course bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theprof (833) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017
Tap. Aroma coffee, chocolate, caramel, nuts, raisin, and of course the Bourbon. Pours dark with a thin tan circle atop. The sweet vanilla fruitcake burst is a little overpowering but it seems a nice way to conclude this portion of my US trip. I can see why imperial stouts dominate the ratings and equally why they are beers realistically taken on their own. A festive tipple. After these 10oz, nothing further could cope.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeuroPliny (246) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2017
Poured into stem glass from bottle. Black with toffee head. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, date, leather, and notes of bourbon. Flavour is chocolate walnut brownie, dark dried fruit, vanilla bean, bourbon, and roasted malts. Medium to full body. Amazing barrel-aged imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nurmis (580) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 28, 2017
355ml bottle, 11,9% abv. Pours black with small brown head. Imperial stout with coffee, vanilla and bourbon edge. Bitter boozy charcoal finish. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1465) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2017
From a 355ml bottle on 27/4/2017 (2016 edition, 11.9% abv). Pours near black with a small tan head. Has a strong aroma of chocolate, coffee and bourbon. The flavour is huge, and similar to the standard Breakfast Stout, but with the bourbon edge and some extra booziness. It features masses of chocolate and coffee, some vanilla and hints of caramel, with some light roasty bitterness. the palate is thick and creamy, and the carbonation soft. A magnificent brew, though my failure to fully embrace barrel aged beasties means I cant rate it higher than the standard Breakfast edition. But if youre into barrel aged, youll struggle to find better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2017
This one is a little over-hyped, but still great none the less. The coffee doesnt hold up well to aging this beer imho. Worth trying at least once. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dzudohonor (25) - POLAND - APR 26, 2017
Ocena przepisana z Untappd w ramach uzupełnienia profilu. Aromat: na pierwszym planie kawa, mleczna czekolada, praliny. Smak: dobra kawa (żadne tam kwaski arabiki PL), kakao, czekolada, ciut wanilii, bardziej w kierunku goryczki niż słodyczy, alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sawbuck (717) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2017
2017 vintage. Nice aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate, hint of coffee, and some bourbon. Ebony color with a thin tan head. Sweet up front. Vanilla, followed by rich coffee. Bitterness covered by charcoal notes from barrel, then boozy bourbon comes through nicely. Carbonation just right, pin like and small. Slightly slick mout feel. Warm boozy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
creppyiceman (754) - POLAND - APR 25, 2017
(bottle 2017 vintage) Aroma:intensive coffee beans note,vanilla,milk chocolate. Appearance:black color,small yellowish head. Taste:semi-sweet,flavour of coffee,vanilla,roasted malt,dark chocolate and boooooooz,boozy/roasty finish. Palate:full body,quite boozy,low carbonation, Overall:Good one but the booz is way too strong,needs some age to be enjoyed fully.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
amfinkel (3) - California, USA - APR 25, 2017 does not count
KBS bourbon barrel aged is strong, aromatic and surprisingly easy to drink. I love a shot or two of Blantons or Woodford, but combining the essence of a fine bourdon so brilliantly with Founders ability to construct a bold stout creates a masterpiece. For those who appreciate Epics Big Bad Baptist or North Coasts Old Rasputin, KBS will ignite your passion. Truly the epitome of bourbon barrel stouts.

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