Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.16/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours near black with cola brown edging and a quarter finger's worth of dark tan head. Sub-par retention leads to a surface near barren of suds, sans thin ring around the edge of the glass. Small, spotty lacing with little stick. About on par for the style.
Smell - Deep coffee aroma highlighted by chocolate fudge notes. Lesser notes of bourbon and oak which strengthen as the brew warms.
Taste - Follows the nose. Coffee at the forefront, along with some fudge chocolate and lesser vanilla notes. Bourbon booze character becomes prevalent as the beer warms. Touches of oak. A bit thin in the finish with some light alcohol burn.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body, with tingly carbonation. Despite the heat, this thing drinks stupid smooth. Thins out, with a drying finish.
Overall - Maybe not as flavorful as the Firestone's Parabola, but probably more approachable. Great beer, though I can't help thinking I'd rather have a Founders Imperial Stout in it's stead. The more I drink, the more I realize these BA stouts just don't quite do it for me. That barrel aging really thins out the brew and kills the depth in roasted bitterness; two qualities that I look forward to greatly in Impy stouts. Oh well, this wasn't my first, and it won't be my last.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2014 06:12:02 | More by TheSixthRing
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