A Stout to Judge Other Stouts
I drove to my local B & B to pick up a six pack of Lagunitas (a post for another time). Little did I know, this B & B was holding a gem. I saw a bottle of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout and I was intrigued and decided to give it a try. I was delighted to discover that this was a rare stout that is one of the best in the industry. KBS is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. Founder’s Brewing did a great job with this stout while not naming an outrageous price for a limited release. This is a stout that I will judge other stouts against for some time to come.
Kentucky Breakfast Stout: Stout or Decadent Dessert?
The answer is both. You may say, “Adam, a beer can’t be a dessert.” This, however, is wrong mainly because this is my blog and I make the rules. Kentucky Breakfast Stout is a very rich and sweet beer that is as decadent as it is malty.
The stout pours a pitch black with a one inch light brown head that sticks around. On the nose, it smells of chocolate, coffee, cherry, and faintly vanilla. What everyone wants to know: The taste is out of this world. First, you taste the wave of dark chocolate. This then opens up into a cacophony of flavors that harmonize with each other. The stout tastes of vanilla, cherry, coffee, and of course that special bourbon tint mingled all throughout. Although Founders’ Kentucky Breakfast Stout boasts a 12.3% ABV, the taste of alcohol is not overpowering, but it accompanies the other flavors which are more prominent. Finally, the mouthfeel is fairly thick but not too much so. It reaches a happy medium for texture.
Overall, this is an excellent choice if you can find it. I purchased this stout a few months after release, so some of the flavors may have changed slightly. If you find this beer, buy it. You will not regret it.
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