Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Jet black and perfectly opaque. Thick and creamy tan colored head on the pour. Head retention is excellent, forms a ring around the glass and plenty of lace blotches.
Aroma is very robust. Sweet molasses and maple. Oats and corn. Lots of coffee. Hints of vanilla and oak character. Well rounded and complex in the nose.
Flavor begans with the malt consisting of roasted barley, dry oats and cooked corn. Robust coffee and rich dark chocolate come to life near the middle. Subtle earthy hop character. Mild maple sweetness. Not getting too much oak or vanilla in the flavor. Complex but with less than perfect balance and the corn flavor is throwing me off a bit.
Full bodied though not syrupy. Highly carbonated for the strength. Rich, creamy texture and just slightly drying in the finish.
A very good beer but a let down from what I expected given all the hype.
Revision after second tasting 4/28/13: Compared side by side against breakfast stout and drank over the coarse of 1.5 hours. After about an hour the beer reached a temperature which allowed all the oaky, vanilla, bourbon nuances to emerge. The flavors also seemed to blend and harmonize. This brought the taste and overall score up for me and I recommend this sampling technique. Overall, every bit as good as breakfast stout with a little more flavor that tackles a slightly different style and both can be thoroughly enjoyed depending on the mood of the drinker
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 02:28:19 | More by bnes09
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