Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout): Brewed in Michigan at a strength of 11.2% with 70 IBUs and is aged in oak bourbon barrels. This “bucket list” beer is one I got recently in trade as well as this super awesome Three Floyds Teku glass which worked great for the beer. This particular one was bottled in 2014 so it is fairly new and would improve with age, however since it is in the top 10 Imperial Stouts and top 10 Beers on rate beer I couldn’t exactly let this one sit in my house for more than a few hours. I wanted to give a shout out to Rejie, click his name and follow him on Instagram he has some great beers, pictures and is a great guy.
Aroma and Appearance: It is a dark brown colour and pours with one finger of tan foam with some bubbles appearing just below the surface of the head. The aroma is very strong and full of dark coffee beans, cocoa nibs, some booze, some tar, and well toasted bread.
Flavour: It starts out sweet on the tip of the tongue with some serious bourbon and oak notes followed by earthy coffee, vanilla, caramel and a nice dry cocoa finish.
Overall Impression: Oh so good, easily has potential for 10/10 or even 10/10+ when the bourbon balances out just a bit more.
Rating: I gave it an awesome rating of 9/10, give it a year or more in the cellar and it will surely rise up higher.
Food Pairing: a quality donut, biscotti or even coffee cake would do quite nicely here.
I am a KBS fan for life, will have to seek out more for sure. Have you tried it before? Any in the cellar?