Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep dark black into a snifter with a small brown that quickly fades. No light getting through this one.
Nose is chocolate, coffee, smoke, bourbon, oak/wood and alcohol. Some caramel and even a bit of nuttiness (peanuts?).
Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick and velvety, low carbonation. Slick and viscous. Very smooth with some dryness in the finish.
I was expecting this to be over the top, based on my general feeling toward Founders, but to my surprise the taste is so amazingly well balanced. Sweet vanilla up front, chocolate and coffee bitterness in the middle and fading out with a quick blast of hoppy bitterness as it coats the back of the throat. Some alcohol dryness and bite, but kept in check.
This is sublimely drinkable for what it is. 11.2% ABV just gets lost in the beauty of everything else and you find the glass draining all-too-quickly.
Overall this one lives up to the hype. A really nicely balanced stout with that extra kick of the bourbon barrel really complimenting and enhancing the flavor in all the right ways.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2009 01:28:49 | More by frothyhead
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