Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.59/5 rDev -0.9%
A solid representation of a barrel-aged imperial stout - strong dark chocolate, espresso, and bourbon on nose. Big bodacious malts, some cacao, and coffee on the body. A little lingering heat, but the finish is surprisingly thin though, which keeps this beer from being out of control tasty.
01-21-2014 15:43:09 | More by Zach1251
4.33/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours black and totally opaque, beautiful - no light coming through this beast, about the viscosity of motor oil, knock a few points off for lack of head even when direct poured but doubt you could really get any with a beer this big.
Smell is good but the coffee really overpowers the subtleties in the nose - bourbon is hard to pick up and the cocoa comes through but 80% of what you smell is just coffee grounds. Again, this is good but I look for geared complexities in big stouts like this.
Again, the taste maintains the strong coffee profile but brings in the vanilla from the boubron barrels, some cocoa/chocolate and a lot of off-bitter malts - very enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is perfect for a 12% imperial stout, super impressive - maintains a lightness that is super surprising.
Overall this is a great beer, I've waited years to try this and am very thankful that Saint Kitten sent this over to us from the land of Texas.
01-21-2014 05:43:12 | More by benclimbs
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,344 ratings.