Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zorro:
4.9/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
12 Oz Bottle sampled through the efforts of justcas and BIF across America.
This is a beer that I was curious about but didn't really try to get because it was in such a limited supply, maybe I should try to get a few other beers like that.
Thick syrupy pour reveals a jet-black beer with a shot lasting brown head.
Smell is Bourbon and sharp strong coffee. The overall aroma is sharp like fresh strong lightly roasted coffee. Every sniff brings more of that wonderful coffee and bourbon aroma with all the subtle scents you would associate with those smells. Bitter chicory, vanilla, caramel, wine, nuts, oak, and slight amount of black pepper are all in there. I could smell this 24/7 and never get tired of it; they should make a cologne that smells like this.
Taste is slightly sweet and full of smooth coffee and bourbon flavor. Quite strong and tasty vanilla flavor with a tasty chocolate and bourbon aftertaste. Smooth and never bitter, this is quite close to sex in a bottle.
Mouthfeel is good but not great.
There are few beers I would drive 500 miles to get and this one of them! Along with Three Floyds Dreadnaught and Pliny the Elder this is a beer that is worth going to extreme measures to get. When I think of Kentucky I think of Bourbon. When I think of Kentucky and breakfast I think of red-eye gravy. This beer does not disappoint on either count.
One of the top 10 beers on the planet, even better than Stone RIS.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2006 03:24:16 | More by Zorro
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