I was looking through my cellar for a night cap, and after opening the box I have set aside for the last three years of KBS, it was a nano-second type decision to crack open a 2010. I have tweleve left after this one, so why not right?
I’ve enjoyed KBS, or Kentucky Breakfast as it was titled early on, for a number of years now and I have to say that while there are distinctions between each year’s release, as you would expect from a beer aged in an essentially unpredictable environment like Bourbon barrels, this beer is arguably flawless and damn good time and time again.
Pour: 12oz bottle into a snifter.
Aroma: Massive notes of bourbon, dark fruits; subtle raisins, figs, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee, all wonderfully blending together.
Appearance: Dark side of the moon type black.
Flavor: Chocolate, bourbon, more chocolate, more Bourbon, coffee, caramelized malt, raisins/figs, vanilla, fresh tabacco.
Mouthfeel: Silky, chocolate-y, appropriate carbonation, and a nice alcohol warming.
Overall Impression: One of my all time favorite beers. I like stouts. Even more I like Imperial Stouts. And for the love of all that is holy, I crave Bourbon barrel stouts. I commend Founder’s Brewing for making such magic in a glass.
Comments: The last sip, at nearly summer room temperature, was like drinking a Snickers bar. So frickin’ delicious.