Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.83/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First off I must offer immense thanks to hoppymeal for sending this and other treats to me so speedily and kindly I owe him big time.
Woke up around 11:00 oclock to day (I dont work until around 4) cracked this immediately after a shower around 11:45 and damn am I happy. Chilled and poured into my Three Floyds nonic, head rose a good inch and a half and lingers now a couple centimeters above the surface. A dark milk chocolate color leaving wonderful foamy lacing like a wave washing on the walls of my glass. The body is as black as black can be like brand new polished black leather. The nose is fabulous tons of dry roast kona coffee, hints of vanilla from oak, rich dark chocolate and a subtle saltiness. I can only smell a small suggestion of bourbon aroma, which is perfect. To me most bourbon aged beers have good aromas, but are a tad too cloying or harsh, however this is so well done it makes me sick. I get no real hop aroma in comparison to the big bold, dare I saw magically malt/ dry roast coffee aromas. Alcohol is not really present in the aroma, it is amazing how well it is hidden.
The flavor is equally amazing perfectly well balanced, just enough bitterness to support the superior malt complexities. I can taste coffee, bitter chocolate and hints of vanilla with a great Kona backend. Even after I swallow I can still smell it almost as if it is seeping out. Mouthfeel is not as thick as I thought it was going to be for strength which makes this even better. I feel like their mash temps matched with other proceeders / ingredients are so well chosen and performed, its like magic, great work, I am so blown away. I could drink this every morning for the rest of my life. This has to be one of the most quaffable big beers I have ever consumed. I now know what all the buzz around this beer is about and it is every bit deserved.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2007 17:37:58 | More by mmcave
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