Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Re-reviewing on 9/8/2012. Bottle dated 02/17/12 into a snifter.
Pours a dark, dark brown color that looks black in the glass. A light dusting of mocha-colored head appears but subsides quickly to a thin ring and faint central patch. Not unexpected for such a large brew I suppose.
The aroma is spot on; bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, molasses, chocolate, date, plum, oak, maple syrup, brown sugar, and maybe even some dark cherry. Just a delicious smelling little world down there.
Taste does not disappoint. Bourbon, vanilla, and toffee lead in with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar following suit. The mysterious dark fruits (date, raisin, plum) come through, as does some dry oak and maple.
Mouthfeel is very smooth, with little gritty roast that seems to pervade a lot of stouts. A bit dry on the finish accompanied by some warming ethanol, but in a good way I suppose.
Overall, a killer brew that impresses me every time. If only it wasn't so damn hard to get...
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2012 23:58:02 | More by eclipse54
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