Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.68/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth goblet. Bottled 2/16/09
A - Pours an opaque, pitch black. A vague attempt at forming a head, but it ultimately fails, only creating a short lasting dark tan colored collar and small islands on the surface.
S - Smells heavily of coffee, deep and roasty. Dark chocolates and licorice join in with a faint bourbony aroma and a hint of vanilla too. Very thin alcohol smell contributes as well.
T - Taste closely mirrors the aroma. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Heavy roastiness. Vanilla flavors keep things smooth. Bourbon flavor adds nice complexity without lots of alcohol burn...just a nice warmth. Where GI BCS is bourbony and hot, this is smooth, complex, and much more drinkable.
M - Thick and oily feeling. Coats the entire mouth. Alcohol level and bourbon aging provide some warmth that lingers. Vanilla stays well into the aftertaste and gives a rich, smooth finish.
D - Bourbon barrel aged beers take on lots of different characteristics. This is probably my favorite of these beers. The aging gives lots of added flavors making this beer taste great. The big trick is obtaining the complexity without the heat - something this accomplishes very well. I want to feel like I'm drinking a beer (albeit a strong one), not a shot of bourbon. Given the strength of this, it is extremely smooth and drinkable...just great for this style.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2009 16:30:35 | More by portia99
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