Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
After getting shut out of 2012 KBS due to abysmal GA distribution and larger-than-ever demand, I'm consoling myself with a bottle from last year's harvest. Defeat never tasted so good...
12oz bottle. Bottled 2/25/11. Served in a snifter.
Pours jet black with a quarter finger mocha head that dissappears quickly. Any lacing seems accidental. Looks good.
Big smells of bourbon, wood and chocolate. Also coffee, vanilla, smoke and booze. Overall quite pleasant.
Taste is very nice. That bourbon is still right up front but without the burn it had a year ago. Coffee and chocolate are also major players here. Oak, vanilla, brown sugar, booze, and some dark fruit. The flavors blend wonderfully with bourbon, chocolate and coffee consistently on top. Long dry finish. I can tell there is plenty of alcohol but it hides the 11% quite well.
Thick creamy feel with very little carbonation. Good thick coating on the tongue. Very well done.
A much better beer than it was 12, 9 & 6 months ago! I remember it as coming across too hot and hiding many of the flavors. But this really is an outstanding stout. If you see it on tap, drink it now. But if you have a bottle, age is what truly makes this shine.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2012 02:59:18 | More by ThickNStout
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