Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.68/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Blackest of night with the tannest of tan heads of about a finger and a half thick. It’s foamy and oh so pretty.
Smell: Let’s not forget about what this beer came from, the Breakfast Stout. The aroma has so much coffee. I also know that you can’t physically smell density, but KBS just smells thick. The aroma is a good warning for what you’re about to get into.
Taste: As the nose leads on, the stout has a lot of coffee, but surprisingly, it doesn’t dominate as the nose might suggest. I expected bigger bourbon flavor in this, but the subtle presence smooths out the bitterness from the coffee and dark chocolate malts. Hop presence is very minimal as expected, but slight bitterness comes presence from the coffee and chocolate. The bourbon’s main contribution, in my opinion, is the smooth vanilla flavors to balance it all out.
Mouthfeel: When you see how thick the pour is, you don’t really expect a thin, watery brew. There is nothing thin and watery about KBS. It is very thick, but it is so smooth that there is nothing unappealing about it. One word: creamy.
Overall: Founders KBS is just delicious. It is not extremely complex in the varieties of flavors it offers, but what it does offer(coffee, chocolate, vanilla bourbon), the complexity is so deep. The thick, creamy mouthfeel is just so drinkable. It’s not a beer I could drink everyday, but anytime someone offers me one, I’ll drink it…and love it irregardless.
4.75/5.0…what’s really perfect?
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 18:01:17 | More by TheBiercast
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