Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Paid $7 for a bottle at International Beverage in Cascade.
Appearance: I rated this a 5, but that is absurd, as this beer appeared completely black to me. Even the head was dark brown. This poured with a fingernail sized head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Charred malt and bourbon.
Taste: Malt, oak, and bourbon. There must be some hops in there, but its main effect is to balance the other ingredients.
Mouthfeel: Not a lot of carbonation, a little bit of heat on the way down to let you know where it spent the last year.
Overall: I am partial to consistently excellent beers rather than one-off curiosities. This is a consistently excellent curiosity. If you are going to age something in bourbon barrels it had better be a blockbuster to start with. This works.
For comparison, I had saved a bottle of Backwoods Bastard. The BB is sweeter, lighter in color, and not as big. It really isn't fair to the BB to compare it to KBS, but if you want to know what KBS is about, there is no substitute.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2012 20:34:12 | More by ribby
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