Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout - Double Barrel Reserve
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #10
Ranked #51
4.82 | pDev: 4.56%
Feb 12, 2024
Oct 07, 2022
When we first released Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout back in early 2012, we knew we believed in the experience it had to offer, but with only 6 people showing up for the original release, we had no idea how well it would be received over the long term,” says Toppling Goliath Brewmaster Mike Saboe. “Fast forward a few years and thousands of visitors from around the globe, we were humbled and excited to do something special for the 10-year anniversary of KBBS.” He adds, “So, back in March of 2020, we brewed up a special batch that would be laid to rest in freshly emptied 19-year Elijah Craig bourbon barrels. After about 14 months in those casks, we selected and blended the best of what our barrels had to offer, then introduced this blend to a handful of 21-year Elijah Craig bourbon barrels for 14 more months." In the end, only a few select barrels were worthy of becoming KBBS Reserve.
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Ratings by beersgud:
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Rated by beersgud from Kansas

5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jul 16, 2023
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Rated: 4.94 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Dark brown/black oily appearance, very little head that recedes quickly to a collar, and oily fingers. Roasted coffee, natural maple, and smooth bourbon barrel notes, all so integrated and well balanced. Moderate thick body, mild to moderate carbonation, smooth textured mouthfeel. Well done build on regular KBBS.
Jan 07, 2024
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Reviewed by SadMachine from New Jersey

4.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Officially my final beer of the top 250 list!

Pours mostly black, with a slight brown edges. Essentially no head, but beautiful legs coat the glass!

The aroma explodes with huge notes of maple in the forefront! Bourbon soaked coffee beans follow in a big way! Just massive waves of toasted oak, sweet caramel, and hints of coconut. The barrel notes are tremendous, and the adjuncts fill in beautifully!

The taste does not disappoint! It follows all of the notes from the nose almost to a T! Extremely maple forward, but the bourbon and coffee cut the sweetness beautifully! Touches of burnt oak and coconut balance things out well. A slight bitterness from the coffee was a pleasant surprise.Delightful!

Medium bodied, yet nicely mouth coating. Incredibly smooth and round, with only a touch of booze. A surprisingly dry finish that keeps you coming back for more.

This beer was tremendous, and I'm so happy I got to have this as my final beer on the top 250 list! While I didn't rate the taste and feel quite so high I don't know what I'd change in this beer, so I'm giving the overall a 5!
Jan 07, 2024
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Rated by mmoore9363 from Arizona

5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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Jun 27, 2023
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Jun 26, 2023
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