Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,163 | Reviews: 2,498 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CHADMC3:
4.7/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a jet black body without even a hint of light showing through beneath the thin mocha colored head that quickly gives way to just a hint of lacing.
The aroma is quite complex. It is rich and woody with roasted malt, bourbon, hints of vanilla, and possibly maple. As it warms the coffee starts to appear as well as some of the earthy hops.
The flavor is equally complex yet a bit different. Roasted malt greets the palate and the bourbon, oak, and vanilla come through mid way. The chocolate and coffee bitterness arrive towards the finish with a hint of hops that provide the 70 ibu's.
The mouth feel is quite thick, yet smooth, with medium to low carbonation and a lip smacking finish from the vast flavors offered.
This beer is fantastic. A great bourbon stout as Founders found just the right mix to use without altering what made Breakfast Stout good in the first place. This is dangerously good.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2010 00:29:36 | More by CHADMC3
More User Reviews:
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
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