Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Review from notes. Enjoyed 4/14/2012 from the bottle.
Appearance: Pours thick. Dark, dark brown – black. 1 finger of brown head.
Aroma: Layers. Strong chocolate with a bit of dark roast coffee and just a hint of maltiness
Taste: Dark chocolate, bitterness included. Interlaced in with dark, almost burnt, coffee. Hints of toffee. Caramel sweetness that lingers with the dark chocolate bitterness. Lingers on and on. There might be a touch of bourbon and vanilla if I look for it.
Mouthfeel: Smooth. Wet. Viscous, but not overly. Hints of small bubbles. The lingering sweetness makes me salivate.
Overall: Absolutely superb. The aroma and taste are incredibly well layered and balanced. Nothing overdone, but nothing left out. Thick and strong, but it doesn’t hurt the drinkability. Could have several before I knew what hit me.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 02:40:57 | More by Optifron
4.65/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
2011 Vintage served at the Brick Store Pub. Cheers to my friend Jeff for showing me the place.
A - Deep oily black with a thin head. Nice consistency with sticky lace filled retention.
S - Big blend of things on the nose here. All in balance: coffee, dark chocolate, booze, bourbon and wood. This is amazing stuff.
T - An amazingly balanced melody of flavors listed in the nose. The flavors are all present, with no sharp imbalances. I usually can detect one note overwhelming the field, however this is the definition of harmony.
M - Medium body with a smooth feel. Carbonation is light.
O - A fantastic beer that tastes similar to a CBS, less the maple syrup.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 01:53:23 | More by mscudder
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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