Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by CashMoneyVagrant:
4.58/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
- 2011 Vintage, served at cellar temp.
Pours with a nice milk chocolate color head of foam. Black, motor oil in appearance. Looks very velvety, and full-bodied in the glass. Foam has dropped down considerably now. Vanilla and bourbon are the first things I pick up on the nose. Behind that I get rich dark chocolate, or baker's bittersweet chocolate. Sweet, burnt, heavily roasted malts. Fresh ground dark roast coffee, a little earthy. Rich chocolate cake or mousse, dark fudge.
Smooth and creamy upfront in the palate. Bourbon and vanilla at first. Smells of fresh vanilla bean. Then like the nose it becomes rich, dark chocolate, fudge. Roasted, burnt malt with, some oak behind it. Earthy, fresh ground espresso beans. Vanilla and bourbon are well balanced neither one dominates the other, though the bourbon comes through more as the beer warms. Has that dark fruity house character I find in Founder's Imperial Stout as well. Abv. is well hidden, not hot at all. Velvety, in the mouth, smooth and creamy with some sweetness on the lips, a little sticky. It drinks like a rich liquid chocolate cake or mousse. Would pair well with cheesecake maybe? or other rich desserts. Always a great beer, it never gets heavy or tiresome. Sadly becoming more
difficult to find each year, oh well I've got a 4 pack to age.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2011 22:33:47 | More by CashMoneyVagrant
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4.75/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had the 2014 release for the first time. Wouldn't say I was disappointed, but I was surprised. Surprised that it tasted exactly like the regular breakfast stout, which isn't a bad thing, just expected it to be a different animal. I smell the bourbon, but it doesn't come through in the taste all that much. I think the coffee cancels it out a little. I do like it more as it warms. I read someones post about unnecessarily barrel aging great beers. At the time, I didn't agree/understand (I usually say age anything and everything) but now I think I do. Breakfast stout didn't need any improvement and I don't think that aging this flavor profile made it any better. Dont get me wrong, it is still an exceptional brew that lives up to much of the hype and prestige. If I was rating on that aspect alone I would be between 4.25 and 4.50. I rated based as if grabbing off the shelf or blind tasting. There are better versions of this style in my opinion (Black Note).
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 17:14:56 | More by WesMantooth
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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