Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.54/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Finally getting around to reviewing this one...
Pours like engine oil, a beautiful jet black opaque color with a frothy milk chocolate head that lingers.
Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, tar, and roast malt begin the aroma. Decidedly coffee dominant, with enough bourbon and oak to add complexity to the roast malt character without overwhelming.
Luxurious is the only way to really describe the flavor. Sweet, rich malt balances the slightly bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and roast malt elegantly, while vanilla and toasted oak provide contrast. The finish is fairly dry and roasty. Coffee is definitely the prominent flavor, but it completely lacks acrid character, and it doesn't dominate. Bourbon gives it excellent complexity. Dark fruit notes of bruised cherries emerge late. Chocolate and bourbon ball character really comes out as it warms.
Body is full, smooth, creamy, and luscious. Carbonation is low, and alcohol warmth is significant, but not at all offputting.
Just delicious. I'm not a coffee drinker, so I tend to prefer more of a bourbon ratio, like in bourbon county, but this is just a damn good beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2013 15:42:29 | More by barczar
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