Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by 1Adam12:
4.72/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I just tried this 2 days ago for the first time. I was amazed with the complexity of it. First drink was full of coffee with subtle chocolate notes and a flavor of bourbon. As i made my way through the glass the chocolate notes jumped out more and by the time i was at the end of the glass the bourbon flavor was stronger on my pallet than at the beginning. The aftertaste lingers quite awhile and keeps you wanting more and more. Today via trade i acquired 2 more bottles of KBS, one to enjoy now, and one to sit on to enjoy later. I can't wait to see what it tastes like in a year!
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2011 18:27:37 | More by 1Adam12
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4.51/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Super black with virtually no head from aggressive pour. Still generates sticky lacing.
S- I think this may have been the first stout I ever smelled from a distance... I pushed the snifter away to take a pic and could smell it from two feet away. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, dark cherry, and a touch of vanilla. There's also a subtle nuttiness that comes out toward the end. Bourbon grows more and more intense as it warms.
T- Surprisingly sweet up front with notes of cherry, chocolate, roasted malt, and wood characteristics. Middle brings out coffee and more chocolate with a big surge of bourbon. Finish is dry dark chocolate with a nice subtle burn. The flavors are huge. As balanced as balanced gets when on the cooler side, but bourbon becomes more dominant as it warms.
M- Lightly viscous. Creamy and drying.
O- Cheers to my old beer guy, Drew, for landing this for me. I would've never had it, otherwise. What I'll remember most about KBS is the supreme balance between such huge flavors. I don't think I would go out of my way to buy again, but I can definitely see why it is so hyped.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 17:17:49 | More by tmm313
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,164 ratings.