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RATINGS: 2757   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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.

2016 vintage - 12.4% abv 2017 vintage - 11.9% abv

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4.2
kaserov (1288) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2018
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor, cremosa y de muy buena retención. Carbonatación suave. Textura entre oleosa y cremosa. Aroma a buen café frío, grano de café, chocolate difuso, vainilla lejana, melaza. Mucho café, sorprendente teniendo en cuenta que le queda un mes para llegar a la fecha de consumo preferente. He leído que, generalmente, los diferentes lotes de KBS no envejecen demasiado bien. La gente dice que el café se pierde y que quedan por encima la madera y el bourbon. Nada más lejos de la realidad, al menos en este caso. Puro café también en boca, terroso, herbal, sabroso. Algo de chocolate, vainilla, melaza, fruto seco difuso. Amargor y alcohol al final del trago, pero jamás diría whisky o bourbon, es simplemente licor. No noto demasiado la barrica y casi que lo agradezco. Sabrosa como ella sola. Me encantaría probarla fresca y que tuviera un poquito más de cuerpo.

4.5
Sureshpa (399) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2018
Aroma: Vanilla, bourbon, coffee, Licorice, wood Appearance: Dark brown, no see through, beige dense medium disappearing head, medium bubble foam, medium lace Taste; Wood, coffee, light bourbon booze, vanilla, chocolate, good balance

3.9
doriangrey (176) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2018
2016 vintage. Bourbon taste is very pronounced with the coffee and vanilla bringing up the rear. Oak and liquorice and a moderate sweetness. Very nice but I think I prefer their imperial stout which is a lot less pricey and will be trying the normal BS next. A lot like a chocolate Brazil nut and coffee liquor with a tinge too much bourbon for me. Nice sipper though

4
PiwnyMarek (1219) - Lomza, POLAND - APR 14, 2018
Świetne piwo. Aromat ciekawy - kawa, tosty, lekka wanilia, delikatna beczka. Wygląd ok. W smaku jest szeroka paleta do wyłapania. Spodziewałem się więcej, ale mimo to piwo jest warte spróbowania.

3.6
soyraul (80) - - APR 14, 2018
UPDATED: APR 14, 2018 Excelente textura y agradable aroma, aunque muy achocolatado para mi gusto, carbonatacion y espuma escasa, en boca muy rica y aparece de nuevo el chocolate negro, amargor final agradable y rico, calidad precio regular, repetiré.

4.6
Westy1130 (134) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2018
UPDATED: APR 16, 2018 Used motor oil black with about a finger of head. Aroma: Espresso, bourbon and oak (not as pronounced as I expected). What it lacks in scent it makes up for in bold bourbon whiskey flavor, with strong dark chocolate, roasted coffee licorice, and vanilla presence. Soft carbonation with moderate alcohol finish. Damn good; however the cult following behind it has lead to some pretty big price spikes over the years. I don't feel it's any more enjoyable or complex than FBS. Looking forward to see how CBS competes.

4.1
raphael (1329) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2018
2018 v9intage, 12.3. i smell bourbon, chocolate, oats. roasted malt taste balanced well by chocolatey sweetness, a resiny hop edge, background molasses and wheat. Perfect mouth feel. Alcoholic finish.

4.2
bconch (481) - - APR 9, 2018
Black pour with a nose of bourbon and vanilla. Taste starts with bourbon, moves into the coffee and finishes with some vanilla sweetness. Finish lingers with bitter coffee. Another fantastic Founders beer.

4.4
TH28 (504) - - APR 8, 2018
12oz bottle. 3/6/18 bottle date. Appearance: Opaque black with a thick dark khaki head and great lacing Aroma: Medium roasted coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of dark fruit, vanilla, and slight malt oxidation. Taste: Rich dark chocolate sweetness up front, a light roasted coffee, a touch of vanilla, and a light oak character with a touch of bourbon heat. Some dark fruitiness arrivescafter the swallow. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a touch of creaminess and a low carbonation. Bourbon barrel brings only the slightest alcohol warmth in the back end, surprising for a beer of this strength Finish: Dark chocolate abounds, with some lingering coffee roast and a touch of vanilla and oak. Overall: Unbelievable balance between the strong dark chocolate malt character, a strong but balanced coffee roast, and an underlying oaked character of vanilla and spice. Remarkably smooth for a beer with this much complexity going on. Definitely a beer for relaxing by the fire

5
mike67 (1325) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2018
UPDATED: APR 9, 2018 On tap at District Tap House, NYC. Pours black brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla and some alcohol. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of nutty, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate covered cherries, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. Great RIS.


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