Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.97/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - The most beautiful black I've seen, perhaps because of the hype and anticipation of this beer. I didn't get any head at all from a 2009 bottle, and this was my first and only bottle, so it was hard to lift up on the bottle opener! Only did it because I know I can get some more soon. Mild February, not as much as I want, but still...
S - sweet dark malt, hint of bourbon and chocolate, as well as vanilla, smell was kind of weak overall compared to the taste. There were hints of all the popping flavors that came and described below.
T - ummm. Nearly perfect, let's get this exact. Each time I went to take a sip from my etched New Belgium globe glass, I had to stop and smell first. On the sip, first you get coldness on the draw with a slight tingle and great carbonation, then perfect amount of sweetness, with subtle bourbon, more subtle chocolate, with perhaps even more subtle vanilla mixed in there. Point is; nothing is over powering. It is probably the most balanced complex beers I've ever had and I am a beer geek and brewer myself. I am sure the creaminess is due to the higher temp mashing process, or some crystal malts, doubtfully maltro-dextrins, but maybe carapils, or even lactose powder, I just don't know, but I am close. NO DOUBT, there is espresso somewhere in there. It's almost as if someone threw a little bourbon in some fudge, but the hops and malts chill it out some. Bourbon can over power a beer, but this is the first bourbon beer that is NOT over powered. I don't really like bourbon, so this is the perfect amount.
M - stated above, creamy, perfect and slightly tingling to the tounge. Just the best balance of any beer so far. They did a lot of test brews to come up with this one. Fucking awesome! Sorry, but it is true. I love it, ~ drink this before you go out for dinner.
D = yes, all night, no probl3m
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2011 05:46:42 | More by Stoneyrok
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