Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This would go good with wet scrambled eggs, if it were solid.
The Chernobyl of beers, KBS' burnt toast and burnt marshmallow flavors are almost too difficult to digest. While I've heard some go so far as to pour this over ice cream, I would only do that if I hated ice cream--and myself.
The bitterness of its chocolate and espresso-like foundation is perhaps the most intense darkness I've yet experienced with beer. There is nothing to mitigate it. No surprise sweetness, no sticky molasses, no fruit, no bright hops. It is darkness. It tastes like the color black would taste if black hated itself.
I'm remiss that Founders--perhaps the most consistently impressive brewery I've had a chance to try--covered up so much of its brewing efforts with the most charred oak on the planet, but I don't blame them for taking this chance. It is likely a beer I will appreciate more in the Midwestern fall, especially after its flavors have mellowed and some more of its cocoa richness comes out. It is dense, challenging, and provocative.
...maybe if we put the ice cream over pancakes, next to some link pork sausage, and Irish soda bread...
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2006 05:43:03 | More by ngandhi
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