Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Founders Brewing Co. KBS

11.2% ABV

70 IBU's

"What we've got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight."


The Pour

This Kentucky Breakfast Stout from
Founder's Brewing Co. pours an amazing midnight black. It is thick like motor oil, clings to the glass with very little head. The head that does form is a rich mocha to caramel colour, with a super fine bubble. With the high ABV, the head dissipates quickly with great alcohol legs, looking like an oil slick on the top of the beer.

Aroma

WOW! Wonderful nose. Huge aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla bean, coffee and espresso. There is also a nice dark burnt caramel and bourbon sweetness present, very pleasant and not overwhelming. This beer smells amazing!

Taste

Right away you get his nice bourbon warmth, the alcohol is present, but more like a well aged 18 plus year old whiskey. There are wonderful chocolate and espresso flavours complimented by a lovely bourbony vanilla. This beer is like velvet, smooth...so smooth. An incredible mouth feel, very full flavoured, while amazingly well balanced.

Overall Impression

The brew master at Founder's Brewing Co. is definitely an artist and a patient one at that. This Imperial Stout is masterfully brewed with chocolate and coffee, then aged in bourbon barrels for a year...in a cave! Everything from the look, smell and taste is exceptional. This is probably one of the best stouts that I have ever tasted, and this from a batch bottled on February 25, 2011. I can only imagine how it is going to taste over the next couple years. Living up to the legend, KBS is a sipper, but oh so enjoyable. This is a yearly March release in limited quantities. If you can get your hands on this I would highly recommend it. It is definitely worth hunting for. This is an A+ for sure. A stout that all others will be compared to in the future for this beer geek.

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