Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.95/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
First time trying KBS. Bottled 2/17/12. Great label. Poured into a Dogfish Head snifter.
Fair warning: this review is basically a jack-off session to kbs.
a- first off, my first surprise came from simply pouring this into the glass. it's a very heavy beer, completely black and no light getting through even as I pour it. settles into snifter with about half an inch of head that diminishes to a thick ring around the glass. it's glossy up top with a layer of beige lace, with a few tiny bubbles around, and lacing that slides around the glass like butter. this is one hell of a beer.
s- intense ground up coffee, vanilla, powdery, brown sugar, and bitter chocolate. a good deal of bourbon coming through. i can almost taste the beer by smelling it and it makes my mouth water.
t- unbelievable. all of that coffee comes through with a nice roastedness, the most chocolate i've ever picked up in a beer, both dark chocolate and milk chocolate (and i can actually separate the two), and a slight sweetness. super complex beer, i can pick up the flavors clearly. the bourbon is delicious, and it doesn't overpower the beer. it contributes an almost undetectable alcohol-ness that is noticeable only because of the slight heat, and that heat continues long after you've paused. there's also a nice vanilla coming through. perfect.
m- by far the thickest and creamiest beer i've ever had. it's so rich. it's wonderful, what i've always dreamed of in a beer.the carbonation is on the low side, but it's perfect for it. not boozy, but there's definitely some heat. it's definitely a sipper.
o- impeccable. i have no other words.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2012 05:08:18 | More by dejrrma
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