July 16, 2015

The Brü Revü - Founders KBS

I was finally able to score one of the vaunted Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout or KBS that is there legendary stout brewed with coffee and chocolate and then aged in oak bourbon barrels.  I was in an area of Austin that I don’t frequent and a I popped into a small HEB on a whim, and score! Thank you HEB! Onward with the review: The beer poured a deep dark brown with an unexpectedly large tan head.  The aroma of chocolate popped out of the glass immediately and was the dominate flavor on the nose along with some slight roasted malts and a bit of the bourbon notes emerged as it warmed.  The first taste was pure bliss.  Loads of chocolate and bits of coffee floated on the deep bourbon barrel flavors that all mingled and melded into beer manna.  It became slightly boozy as it warmed while hints of vanilla and molasses joined the gathering and made for a brew that easily met and exceeded its accolades.  This bourbon barrel aged masterpiece was exquisitely balanced so that the flavor melded into a perfect whole rather than one or two bold notes fighting for attention.  What a beer and what a pleasure to drink.

Founders KBS

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