Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter.
With stouts anymore, I'm not really looking for innovation as much as I just want the beer to have the best quality of the traditional ingredients. This beer does that better than any other. It trumps Founder's Breakfast Stout by making a traditional stout with the best tasting flavors.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown. Opaque body that has just the slightest red tint. About a finger of dark tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves remnants at the top.
S: Very well balanced. Roasted coffee and nuts mix well with the smoother vanilla and chocolate smells. I wish they had leaned a bit closer to the roasted side of things, as the emphasis on the vanilla makes the smell a little faint.
T: This is perhaps the first beer I've had where I actually enjoyed the presence of a strong alcohol taste (or this and BBQ). It has a strong alcohol flavor, but it mixes perfectly with the hearty roasted flavors of coffee. It's complimented well by the added vanilla which smooths it all out. The oak barrell adds character to the alcohol flavor and gives this beer a real burbon flavor.
M: A good thick body with just a little bit of carbonation. It's very substantial, but it doesn't get in the way.
D: Highly drinkable just because it tastes so damn good and is so enjoyable. I used to dream that the best tasting stout would be like sweet liquid chocolate, but I was wrong. Founders upped the alcohol taste, but instead of masking it, they used it to their advantage and balanced it perfectly with the best ingredients.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2010 05:30:10 | More by mmva321
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