Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.79/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Given to me as a gift by a very generous BA on 4/16/13.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a St Bernardus Chalice, served at room temp.
Appearance: Kentucky Coal Black with a 1 finger mocha head that has a cinnamon color to it. No lacing to speak of.
Aroma: deeply roasted malt and a hint of coffee get a mammoth bear hug of oaky, vanilla-ish Bourbon. Alcohol vapors.
Mouthfeel: silky, smooth. As delightful a mouthfeel as any beer.
Taste: rich, dark, chocolate, a touch of coffee and a good wallop of Bourbon with some molasses and vanilla in there somewhere. The oak from the barrels is noticeable as well.
notes: so this is KBS! I was afraid the beer couldn't possibly live up to the hype, thank God my fears were unfounded. Aroma, mouthfeel and taste are all perfect or nearly so. The only minor blemish is lack of lacing and head retention but that may just be a result of the barrel aging. The Bourbon flavor is blended in to the beer very well so it is not a hot mess. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. I hope to be able to get another bottle for Christmas!
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 22:38:23 | More by fx20736
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