Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
So after much time spent hoping and waiting, KBS finally came to town like Santa on Xmas night.. Every store in my state that I know of who had it only sold a single bottle per customer (so I had to go to every store, obviously, and obtained a full 4 pack or so).. So its fitting that this is my 100th review!
Served just above room temperature in a snifter.
The appearance of this beer is the sort of thing RIS lovers can usually only dream of- Jet black, it literally made me laugh out loud at how absurdly dark and viscous it looks. Just solid darkness with thin brown head which clings lightly to the walls.
The aroma is very chocolatey- dark and milk chocolates mixed with dark roast coffee/espresso beans and a bit of liquor. The wood barrel characteristics are there too giving it an earthy quality. Its a much, much more prominent smell you get in the glass (as opposed to just out of the bottle) compared to a lot of beers.
The taste is smooth and balanced between similar characters you find in the aroma- dark coffee, dark chocolate, wood, some vanilla bean, and certainly boozey brown liquor. Bitterness (like dark chocolate, not like hops) is upfront. Mouth is incredibly smooth, unbelievably even, on the tongue then warm boozey burn (not in a bad way) as you swallow it. Amazing, a great, chewy, viscosity that doesn't cross the line to overbearing heaviness.
You really had to try and find something to thats NOT fairly perfect about the beer.. For an RIS its much much all you could hope for, though it does have a few slight drawbacks in its drinkability considering the boozeyness which becomes reminiscent of sort of an after-dinner liqeur and the weight of it which develops.. its almost like a milkshake towards the end.. Its not a solid 5's across the board, but its definitely an A+
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 03:53:44 | More by BirdFlu
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,143 ratings.