Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.79/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12oz bottle dated 2/17/2012 poured into a snifter. I let it warm for about 45 mins before pouring.
A- Black. Half finger of mocha colored head that dissipates quickly, but leaves just a bit around the edges for some lacing. Major alcohol legs here.
S- Really complex. Dark chocolate, vanilla/heavy oak notes, molasses, a light coffee note, and some booziness.
T- Heavy handed on the oak and bourbon notes up front, and a smoky wood note that dissipates quickly. Chocolate and some light sweetness associated with the Breakfast Stout portion come to balance. There's a little booze, but it's really quite well hidden. Dark chocolate and coffee bitterness hits later on as well. I get a slight coconut note as well (I get this on a lot of bourbon barrel aged beers). A lot going on here, and you can sit and pick out different flavors the more you sip on it.
M- Thick, syrupy. Carbonation is pretty agressive on the tongue, but not overdone. Drier on the finish than I would expect, and I appreciate that because otherwise I think I would fatigue on this beer quicker than I actually do.
O- I can't say it failed my expectations. Pretty much what I expected after having Backwoods Bastard a few times, and being a BIG fan of regular Bfast Stout. An excellent beer in every sense.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 01:33:01 | More by JWU
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