Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)
Founders Brewing Co.
Imperial Stout (of the finest kind)
12 oz bottle (from March 2010) poured into a New Belgium snifter on September 22, 2010.
Pours black with a very dark brown head that is quick to dissipate into a thin collar. Expected from a high ABV barrel aged beer. Dark brown on the edges when held up to light.
Coffee, dark chocolate, sweet bourbon in huge amounts. Some alcohol too, which is expected.
First impression is bliss. Bittersweet; malts and bourbon lend the sweetness, coffee and dark chocolate contribute towards the bitterness. Very rich, complex, and delicious taste that finishes bitter, and has a character like powdered chocolate. Some acidity of coffee is also felt. Alcohol warming is evident as well. But, this is not an extreme beer, it's a fine example of balancing the extremes.
Silky and full, but not very big. Medium carbonation, bitter, medium finish. Not cloying at all. A stronger body won't hurt this beer, but this is perfection as it is. Who am I to comment?
Given the alcohol, it's a sipper. But the great taste doesn't let it be one. I can keep drinking this forever.
When I had it first, I thought it was the best beer I ever had. Still belongs in my "all time best beers" category and for a beer of this kind, there's only one that comes close or equals or possibly exceeds it by a tiny bit: Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout. Can only be determined in a side by side tasting, yet to come. KBS is good for everything a stout ought to be good for.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2010 08:51:39 | More by tewaris
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