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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

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RATINGS: 2111   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (100) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml. Acquired from The Kean’s Head, Nottingham. Bottled 23/3/2014. Pours black with a small amount of medium tan head. Thick brown lacing is present. Aroma, 5-10 minutes out of fridge: The effects of the barrel aging are immediately apparent on the nose with a prominent bourbon and oak notes permeating right through the rest of the aromas. Espresso and generally dark coffee notes are right at the forefront, with a strongly roasted/almost burned edge to them. Deeper in, chocolate becomes more prominent; thinking milk chocolate or milk chocolate digestive biscuits. Slightly burnt/smokey edges from the malt too. Tiny hints of roasted meat and a little bit of pipe tobacco. Virtually no detectable alcohol. Approaching room temperature: some nutty and oaty, cereal-y notes start to emerge, also quite roasted. Roasted peanuts perhaps. Chocolate notes becoming less bitter and closer to full-on milk chocolate like you’d get in chocolate bar, specifically cadbury’s. Vanilla starting to emerge too. Peanut butter maybe as well? Little bit of alcohol now. Taste: bitter coffee and bourbon throughout with dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, brandy/cognac, maybe some muscavado sugar or navy rum initially. The rum and brandy stick around on the edge of the tongue while the coffee and bourbon permeate across the palate. More bitter notes in the middle, burnt malts and espresso. Finish/aftertaste is more coffee and a little bit of biscuit or cereal, though not quite as bitter at this point, with much of the bitterness having been left on the tongue. Somewhat more of an abrupt/dry finish than expected. Quite dry. Bit of alcohol taste and a significant warmth, as expected, though no burn whatsoever. Lots of vanilla emerges later on, and the cognac notes become more prominent. Chocolate/chocolate biscuits also become more noticeable in the aftertaste, which starts to lengthen. Palate: absolute delight; full body, thick, oily texture, minimal carbonation, no alcohol burn, smooth as you like. Pretty fantastically crafted brew overall, with a brilliant mixture of flavours while definitely tending more towards the sweeter side of things, and probably the best barrel aged beer i’ve had, thouh not quite the best imperial stout i’ve had in general. Well worth the somewhat inflated price I paid for one of the few bottles available here in the UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (224) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at Springvale Publick house, forgot to review. While I don’t enjoy whiskey, I wasn’t going to pass this up. Pours jet black with thin mocha top. Aroma’s of whiskey dominate, but malty roast comes through as well. Flavor is similar - almost too much whiskey-ness for me to handle. But... I can very easily discern that had this not gone into a barrel, it may be my favorite imperial stout yet. So smooth and creamy mouthfeel, it’s notably quality brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (177) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
Svart och lite trögflytande. Doft av choklad och torkad frukt. Djup smak med alkohol på slutet. Många lager av smaker, fint med bourbonlagringen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1670) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at Ale&Hop. Black colour with beige head. Borubon, wood and roasted aroma. Sweet, bourbon, wood, vanilla, roasted, coffee taste. Full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (329) - Pacifica, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
No retention and no lacing. Smells of chocolate, dark fruit and smoke. Tastes of chocolate, smokiness and dark fruits. Dry aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2933) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2015
Blac color with a light tan head with god duration. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, ripe black fruit, coffee notes and some smokyness. Flavor has notes of black chocolate, coffe beans, roasty and toasty malts, some notes of bourbon. Alcohol very good hidden between roasty notes. Creamy, smoothy and dense mouthfeel on palate. Slightly bitterness in the final with a good presence of roasted malts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (144) - - NOV 14, 2015
Köpt på Systembolaget Fältöversten. Fantastiskt!!!!!!� Bra på allt. Kropp smak lukt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (752) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Huge roasted aromas of whiskey and wood. Deep dark beer with creamy brown head. The creamy roasted flavor is thick and carry the vanilla bourbon softly. It is better then i could have ever imagined. The thick body helps everything blend like a milk shake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (2571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
355 bottle. Pours black with moderate head. Aromas of vanilla, rich milk chocolate and very dry black coffee. Flavors carry same. Rich and smooth with a little heat and residual sweetness. Beautiful. An American in Copenhagen...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (69) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch-black with a medium mocha head. Aroma of whiskey, coffee, roasted malt chocolate and alcohol. Taste reflects the aroma, but here the whiskey really gives you a punch in the face! Full-bodied, with creamy texture. Medium bitterness. Low to medium carbonation.

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