Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottled-on date of 2/8/10.
Appearance: KBS pours almost pitch black with about a finger of dark khaki head. Retention is pretty decent considering the ABV, and lacing is pretty good as well.
Smell: Roasted malts and bourbon are the two biggest components on the nose for me. I also get quite a bit of coffee, and very light hints of chocolate and vanilla. Pretty complex.
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate up front, followed by a good deal of bourbon heat and a bit of vanilla. Finish is definitely bourbon/alcohol with a bit of coffee. The bourbon heat is just about perfect. One year old seems to be a good age for this beer.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Mouthfeel is probably going to be my biggest knock on this beer. It's slightly under full bodied, which is fine, but carbonation is quite low and the resulting feel is pretty slick. It seems to accentuate the bourbon/alcohol component in this beer more than the base flavors. If the malts/chocolate/coffee clung to the palate a bit better my score on this beer would be even higher. That being said, this is still an excellent beer. A good one to sip on and savor.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2011 19:56:08 | More by zhanson88
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