Drink Date: 11/21/2010
Review Date: 11/23/2010
Grade: A (4.3 out of 5)
Thanks to CooperEllis for sharing a bottle of this with me while we worked on the Secret Santa 2010 BIF box we’re putting together.
It definitely got me working. Appearance is thick black and ruddy, basically the same as CBS. Smell is bourbon. Although it’s tempered by a bit of chocolate and malt. Not too much though. It’s a very heavy smell. The taste is like the regular base beer … plus hints of bourbon. Could be leftover from the nose and not really in the beer itself, but the effect is the same. Finish is clean and it leaves you warm inside.
The mouth is full, carbonation low but its thick enough to coat the palate. I have to knock the drinkability though. I appreciate the regular Breakfast Stout (although a different beer) more than the CBS/KBS stouts because I feel like it got the booze right. This is too much. Without a doubt powerful though.
Side note: I want to make KBS and Brooklyn Black OPS into creatures and watch them fight.