Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pitch black no opacity, beautiful chocolate brown colored head, 1/2 finger thick. No significant lacing. The head is really what makes this beer look so good.
Smell: Way too much of the bourbon up front. Besides that, plenty of vanilla.
Taste: Bourbon all day. It's not bad, I just wish it left room for the other flavors. Besides that I get vanilla primarily again from the barrels and "supporting" chocolate flavors. This beer also has a very significant alcohol presence. All in all, it's a pretty simple beer that rests most of it's flavor on the barrel aging. I wish there was more to the beer and less of the barrel to be honest. As per usual though, the bourbon barrels come through in the finish with a beautiful long and smoky finish that makes you think this beer is worth it after all.
Mouthfeel: The alcohol makes this too spice but otherwise a well built beer.
Drinkability: This isn't a bad beer by any stretch. Given the choice though I would reach for Ten Fidy over this every time. The beer just doesn't balance it's flavors well, it's too boozy and it's best attribute is the finish, rather than it's taste on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2011 06:42:36 | More by websherpa
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