Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by PeterIngemi:
4.58/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12oz bottle dated 02/17/12
A: pours black with a nice fat finger to finger and a half of chocolaty/mocha looking head.... Decent retention and some nice sticky lacing.
S: the first two things I get right of the bat are booze and oak... It seems like, most if not all of the coffe has fallen off, at least of the aroma at this point.... Letting the boozyness and barrel aged character really shine through... I also smell chocolate and some dark fruit, mainly pruneyness. The chocolate and burbon aromas mingle beautifully, like burbon fudge brownies almost.
T: much like the aroma, most of the coffe has deffiantly fallen off at this point... Which deffiantly seems to accentuate the booze and wood flavors going on here... There is a surprising amount of alcohol heat going on for a beer that has had almost a year to mellow. Upfront I get a touch of darkfruit immidiatley followed by burbon soaked, lightly charred,oak. All this along with some nice chocolatyness.... In the middle I get a nice bit of vanilla, which I always though was exclusively from the barrells, but have come to find out, is actually part of the base beer itself. I also get notes of caramel and toffe, along with the oakyness... And even a hint of dark cherry from the burbon.... This brew is very complex, and very delicious.
M: nice chewy heavy body... Slick and viscous with a creamy dry finish.
O: this beer is amazing... Delicious at all stages of its lifespan... As I have been lucky enough to drink several vintages over the last three of so years. It seems to me I like it best at about 6 months old... When the coffe has mellowed enough to really let the burbon shine through. But at the same time i do miss the coffee now that it has fallen off. A great beer no matter how you slice it...
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2012 05:36:52 | More by PeterIngemi
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4.43/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Very excited to finally try this one.
Beer is jet black with a very small tan head which fades quickly.
Nose is very good. Contains coffee, bourbon, chocolate. Very nice blend of the scents, all well integrated. A bit of vanilla.
Taste is like the nose. Moderately bitter, tasting of both coffee and chocolate. The bourbon is quite present, providing some vanilla and a bit of sweetness that offsets the bitter. Roasted malt. Like the nose, the flavours are super integrated. The bourbon not as intense as expected, but quite present.
Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Some alcohol heat.
Overall, excellent stuff. An extremely well done BBA stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 02:50:01 | More by jrenihan
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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