Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by AJacob81:
4.38/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2009 vintage, tapped at Hackney's Printer's Row in Chicago. 10 oz. pour in a snifter. From notes.
A - Deep brown/black, mocha colored head, present as a ring, leaves a minimal amount of patchy lacing behind.
S - Coffee, dark chocolate up front, with strong supporting notes of vanilla and bourbon-infused oak. The bourbon notes are very subdued compared to BCBS and its variants. The bouquet is prominent and inviting.
T - Follows the nose almost precisely. Tastes more like Founders Breakfast Stout than I expected, but the oaky, slightly smoky bourbon notes add another dimension. A hint of smooth buttery caramel is added to the mix, presumably also from the barrel-aging, as I detect something similar in Rare BCBS and some of the finer bourbons I've sampled. This is very tasty.
M and D - Mouthfeel is silky, medium-to-thick in body, and the finish is a bit dry. Definitely a sipper, and although the boozy flavor remains in the background throughout, the alcohol burn becomes more prominent towards the end.
All in all, the hype here is definitely justified, and I hope to try the bottled version soon for comparison.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2011 22:43:17 | More by AJacob81
More User Reviews:
4.99/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Served on tap at the Constant Spring in Goshen Indiana.
This is a beautiful inky black beer with a gorgeous golden head that stays around for a little while.
Awesome aroma full of coffee and vanilla.
Huge amount of flavor. Starts slightly boozy, but then smooths out and and the other flavors come through. Massive notes of bourbon and vanilla on top of the awesome coffee and chocolate flavor. Brilliant.
Super silky mouthfeel.
Just fantastic, by far the best beer I've put in my mouth.
Serving type: on-tap
04-22-2014 20:12:38 | More by Stout_Sipper
4.43/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Not a stout fan, but this definitely isin't a regular stout. I couldn't have enjoyed this more.
A- Extremely dark with a slight bubbly brown head.
S-Coffee and Chocolate all day, awesome smell.
T-Neither the coffee or chocolate was terribly over whelming and complemented each other perfectly.
M-Full body but not overly syrupy at all.
O-Believe the hype, this beer is the real deal. Real pleasure to enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 02:11:16 | More by Tmyhre802
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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