Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: One of the first pours from a 2009 barrel, on tap down at Sycamore's Founder's Beer Dinner
Appearance: Pitch black, and I mean BLACK, opaque beer, with a large creamy dark tan cap with good retention and some nice thick sticky lacing.
Smell: Massive aromas of coffee liqueur and dark chocolate; this is sweet, lightly boozy, rich, and wonderful
Taste: Wow, this has aged beautifully. There are notes of rich medium-roast coffee, dark chocolate, a mild bourbon character with some dark fruit as well...coffee is predominate here, but this has aged very nicely and everything is blended together into a nearly seamless whole. As it warms, the chocolate notes become a bit more pronounced, and the booze emerges a bit, along with some very light wood notes
Mouthfeel: Smooth and fairly rich/full
Drinkability: You know it's strong...but you keep drinking it...
Conclusion: I had high hopes for this, and they were well-met. One of the best coffee (and bourbon-barrel, for that matter) stouts I've had to this point. Well-done Founders. I don't know if it's sharper and more intense when it's fresh; I'll have to wait until the bottled 2010 comes out in two days; what I will tell you is that with a year of age on it this is great.
Serving type: on-tap
03-18-2010 00:48:24 | More by BedetheVenerable
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