brystmar (1314) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 As soon as I cracked this cap, the room was filled with luscious bourbon, roasted malts; caramel; and impressively pungent, high end coffee. Jesus, this smells amazing. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Taste follows suit: roasty initially before bourbon and coffee interrupt everything and take center stage. Impeccably rounded overall profile. Rivals the very best stouts I’ve ever tasted. World class status is merely implied after the first sip.
And Kentucky Brunch’s body coats the mouth unlike almost anything else I’ve tasted. The Peg’s stouts are its only peers in this category.
Holy moly, this is better than Mornin’ Delight... and that isn’t said lightly. Toppling Goliath killed it. Again.
Update: So it’s been a week, and I’ve decided to upgrade my rating to a perfect 5. I previously gave it 4/5 on appearance (which is incorrect upon looking at my picture of it afterwards; was trying to be overly picky at the time) and 19/20 for a total of 4.8. However, I’ve been thinking about this nonstop for the last week and feel comfortable saying that KBBS is a perfect beer. It’s arguably the best brew I’ve ever smelled, tasted, and enjoyed on the palate, and that makes it a 5. Hats off to the TG guys: Kentucky Brunch truly is a masterpiece.
Black pour, brown head. Liquid fucking gold in the aroma. Maple, pancakes, chocolate, vanilla, coffee...flavored? Jesus. S’mores, cafe mocha, incredible and I mean incredible. Fuck. Thanks to TheAlum. Oh my. thebitterendaz (35) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle 84 of 300. Shared with my beer buddy daknole, yes that daknole :-). If there was a perfect barrel aged stout it would be this. Unbelievably complex. Coffee, vanilla, maple, oh my. Top 2 or 3 stouts all time. levifunk (42) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2013
I wasn’t a big fan of Morning Delight. Its a good enough beer, but like fudge, there is only so much you can consume before it is overwhelming. Throw that in a barrel however, and something magical happens. All of the big coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and maple syrup flavors that MD has, but the whiskey addition cuts the intense sweetness and rounds everything out. Amazing beer. For sure one of the best imperial stouts I’ve ever had. kraddel (9337) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 drinkin side by side to mornin delight .
pours deep black, dark brown head.
smell has walnuts, but less than mornin’ . also sweetness, bourbon-ish
taste has got SO damn much ! its super thick ( i LOVE that ) with the perfect carbonation . its superintence, sweet, chocolate, coffee, faded walnuts? not realy getting the ’ pancake syrup ’ i see in other rates, wich is a good thing ( i started to fear i might not like this beer ! ) but I DAMN do love it! the onley reason that i dont rate this 5/5 , is i even like my previously 5/5 beers even
more . damn near perfection . one hell of an awsome looking bottle, too !
Rerate : tasting again with dennoman . Giving it a straight 5/5 now , since every aspect of it is just perfect .
RussianDragon (877) - - AUG 8, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, many thanks Matt! Pours a deep dark brown/near black with hues of ruby on the edge when not backlit. Aroma is rich and complex: roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate syrup, and coffee notes. Flavor is massive and delicious - roast, malt, chocolate, mild anise, cocoa, coffee, syrupy sweetness, oak, vanilla, and perfection. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, similar to MF of Triple Bock. A world class outstanding beer. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served alongside Mornin’ Delight and Assassin.
The beer is near black with a filmy beige head. All hype and bias aside, this aroma is silly good. Oak, roast, coffee, vanilla. World class from the first sip. The definition of grace and balance. Silky smooth on the palate. Absolutely amazing.
Syndicate (242) - Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Thanks to Shane for this. 12oz bottle gold wax. Maybe the most legit beer I’ve ever had. Pours out a standard jet black, thin dark brown head that disappeared pretty quickly. Nose is sweet malt, some light spice. Flavor is amazing, maple syrup, dark chocolate, coffee is subdued but there. I can’t put into words how good it is. Maybe top three beer if not number 1. kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared at The Hague New Year Whale Session. Pours black with a small thick brown head. Massive aroma as soon as the bottle is popped with roast, big molasses, bourbon, woody barrel notes, vanilla, fudge, milk chocolate and light coffee notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. In the palate it’s like a box of milk chocolates with fudge and a glass of pappy on the side. Simply mind blowing. The mouthfeel is thick and oily, warming, soft, incredible. Full bodied with soft carbonation. It lives up to hype. Surely a stout cannot get any better. BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Sample at the TG tap room. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, with hints of vanilla. Flavor is pure silk liquid goodness.