Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up one of these bottles during Dark Lord Day 2010. It's now one month later...I've held off long enough.
With the first glance I realize that patience is overrated. KBS pours a thick, inky black with absolutely zero light penetration. A densely packed head akin to the color and consistency of brown sugar caps this beast, receding slowly and leaving entire walls of lacing in its wake.
The aroma is like walking down the coffee aisle at the supermarket. Notes of sweet vanilla, caramel and irish cream mingle with bitter dark roast coffee, rye, dark chocolate and macadamia nuts. The bourbon is just strong enough, perfectly balanced with the myriad of other carousing flavors. This may be the best nose I've ever experience on a stout. Incredible.
The taste is the nose incarnate. Heavy on the nuttiness and vanilla, with some extra notes of irish cream. A bourbon heat singes the throat on the way down, though notes of oak and cocoa nibs distract from the pain. Finishes sweet, with only a very slight bitterness. This is a man's beer. I feel like I should go chop some wood.
On the palate, this thing is silky smooth, with a medium body and some pretty high carbonation -- it just rolls over the tongue. My only protestation: the alcohol could be hidden just a bit more effectively.
I was only able to grab one of these during the extravaganza in Chicago, and it's killing me that I'll likely have to wait another year for more. I want this in my tummy at all times. I've found my unicorn.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2010 06:11:17 | More by Phelps
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