Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,171 | Reviews: 2,498 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BobaFret:
4.8/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - Same appearance as FBS: black as motor oil with a quickly dissipating light tan/coffee head.
S - The bourbon barrel character is very strong; a slight hint of chocolate is there.
T - The bourbon barrel character is perfectly balanced. Unlike with the smell you can definitely taste the coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt with a slight bitterness. This is an amazingly well-crafted stout/beer.
M - Extremely smooth. Not too thick, not too thin; just right.
O - Perfection. Beg, borrow, or steal to get this beer; it lives up to the hype.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2013 03:21:26 | More by BobaFret
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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 8,171 ratings.