Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChadQuest:
4.53/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Oh no joke this is a 5 for visual. this is almost as much fun to watch as cirque de soleil, and i would support a photograph being placed in the american art society. Pours a viscous black motor oil with a Chocolate Milk colored head that is so thick itself that it mounds up in the center and stays like a black mountain. this head stays forever but leaves a wake of lacing as it departs.
There is some bourbon in the aroma but not an insane amount like BCS, the coffee is supportive in whispers, but the chocolate really stands out here.
There is great big smooth vanilla and chocolate flavors twisting around, with those roasty and coffee flavors coming in more on the finish. the bourbon... well the bourbon is sneaking in from the backdoor and making its mark, but while alcohol hotness is very subtle for a 11.2% beer,it is faintly disernable and mostly gives background notes. Bella.
Smooth,Thick, oily, palette coating, heavy bodied. heavy hitter. Smooth. light carbination.
The smoothness and light carbination give this so much drinkability. the alcohol is the only concern at all. I don't see a point of getting tired of the flavors of this one. Jeez, just the visual from the initial pour alone makes me want to crack another.
Bella. this is a fantastic beer. i'm very satisfied i got as much as i did.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2010 06:11:14 | More by ChadQuest
More User Reviews:
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
100 out of 100 based on 7,155 ratings.