Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -2.8%
On tap at the Brickskeller in DC last night.
Founders makes some impressive looking stouts and this is no exception. Jet black with a dense, thick, dark brown head with great retention and lacing, this is one gorgeous beer. The nose is similar to my experience with this beer out of a bottle, but a little different. There's copious amounts of coffee and chocolate, with plenty of roasted malt, but there's also a more pronounced bourbon character, with a pleasant, welcome booziness and some vanilla. Caramel character is low. The palate is quite the whopper. Big coffee and chocolate up front with plenty of roasted malt bitterness. The coffee is big, with plenty of espresso character, and coupled with the medium-full body, it just feels like one. Bourbon is quite prominent as well, with heat and vanilla present. Bitter chocolate and coffee are present on the finish, along with a boozy heat. Pretty solid stuff, I drank about 20oz of it and could have gone for another glass.
03-25-2010 15:54:38 | More by DefenCorps
4.5/5 rDev -2.8%
Pitch black with a two finger espresso crema colored cap. Nice. Nose is of toffee popcorn, smoky bitter chocolate, wet burnt oak, spiced coffee and a wisp of hops. Taste is breakfast stout kicked up a notch with a strong hit of bourbon laced oak and caramel, sweet corn, oak vanillin, chocolate espresso bean, finishes with a drying bourbon finish. Very drinkable but you can tell the abv is up there but remains balanced with a nice carbonation level insuring thats its not cloying. Very enjoyable and truly world class, though i drank this at about 60 degrees and fill it would have shown better a touch cooler.
04-14-2011 02:28:23 | More by Trilogy31
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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