Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by PirateUlf73:
4.7/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip glass. Bottle claims an ABV of 11.2%.
A: Jet black with a very thin chocolate-brown head.
S: Soft notes of oak and bourbon mingled with dark chocolate and coffee. Almost like a cold Irish coffee.
T: Taste is dominated by woody bourbon, coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. The three work flawlessly in harmony with one another, creating an almost singular flavor that's hard to pinpoint. Fairly strong roasted malt character. Comes off sweeter than the bottle's claim of 70 IBU's, but I'm not complaining. Alcohol is masked pretty well and serves to warm the throat and belly.
M: Big, oily and slick with a lower level of carbonation. Goes down very smooth for its ABV. Aftertastes are of coffee and bourbon.
D: A sipper to be certain, and opens up beautifully as it warms.
I fancy myself a cynic and a skeptic when it comes to beers as hyped and talked-about as this one, but it won me over in the end. A quite delicious brew that melds its flavors beautifully. Sip and savor. While I shall refrain from gushing endlessly about its merits, this is a beer that won't disappoint, provided you like some coffee flavor in your brew.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2009 07:00:04 | More by PirateUlf73
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