Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle (2/25/11 at 8:45) into a snifter, thanks to ColdPoncho.
A: Barely any head, but a small group of large bubbles forms on the top of the beer. Pours pitch black, with the very small head that does exist being a light tan. There's a surprising amount of lacing.
S: Coffee, predominantly - espresso and mocha. Lots of roasted malts. Vanilla balances these with some sweetness. Slight bourbon notes, but less than I was expecting. The bourbon mixes with wood and a good amount of earthy notes. There's some smoke, but this is pretty subtle overall.
T: I would believe this was a barrel aged breakfast stout if Founder's didn't tell me otherwise. Lots of coffee. Surprisingly bitter, lots of hops at the front which mix nicely with the mocha and balance the bourbony sweetness nicely. Bourbon flavor overall is rather subtle. Tobacco leaves dominate the finish, mixed with some oat-like notes. More wood than bourbon from the barrels - these wood notes are extremely dry.
M: Pretty lively and rather smooth. Dry, woody finish. Sticky after that. Alcohol is hidden incredibly well.
O: This is absolutely a delicious beer. That being said, I was honestly hoping for the bourbon to dominate a little bit more, and I feel that this could have been a better beer had it taken on different characteristics from the barrels.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 03:58:45 | More by tsatem
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