Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by DannyS:
4.55/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Acquired in trade with Kirok1999. Poured from the Iconic stubby screwtop bottle into a pint glass.
A - Motor oil inky black with a bare tint of chocolate brown. Almost no head, but leaves faint legs like a wine or whiskey.
S - Lots of rich roasted coffee and chocolate, with a shade of sweet vanilla and bourbon. Heady, aromatic, and lovely.
T - Bitter burnt coffee and chocolate flood the palate, backed up by the heady, floral vanilla and the slightly sweet, slightly boozy bourbon. Finishes with faint hop/coffee bitterness, but otherwise clean.
M - Heavy and smooth, almost oily, with mild carbonation adding a bit of levity to the viscous, chewy mouthfeel. Elegance, thy name is KBS.
D - Definitely a sipper due to its ABV and weight, but the booze is well hidden and actually adds to the experience via the bourbon flavor. Excellent for casual sipping and surprisingly not too hefty in the gut.
overall - A definite winner. It's sharp, bitter chocolate and coffee contrast oh so well with the sweet, heady, smooth vanilla and bourbon. The notes are simple, but so well executed. A joy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2009 18:20:53 | More by DannyS
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4.59/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It's another sweltering day in Austin, Texas, where humidity, heat, and histamines are doing there "thang." What better way to relax than to finally, FINALLY pouring this beer drinker's first bottle of KBS. It's been a while in waiting (not really), but is it worth it? Oh yes.
Not sure of the bottling date, but it picked it up around... April of 2014? Around that time o' year. It was poured from a cold 12 oz. bottle into a goblet. Surprisingly, there was no head, and any possible evidence of it was this very light and tan. But the beer... Oh man, is it dark as night! The sun itself couldn't penetrate this beauty; my favorite color when it comes to dark beers.
The smell on this is pretty nice. Mmm... That bourbon, melting into dark chocolate and fresh coffee bean, straight outta the roaster. I'm not too sure if my nose picks anything else up. Maybe cherries? Who knows? I don't. I'm just excited for the sip...
And boy, is it glorious. Rarely do I close my eyes after taking a sip of beer, to try and prolong that flavor and feel. What happens first? The instantaneous cold brew warming my throat and body, or the delicious chocolaty coffee that leaves my breath warm of whiskey drinking? I seriously wish I could cover this in ice cream (doesn't matter which kind. Vanilla, rocky road, chocolate chip cookie dough...) and still have some to drink. Or perhaps i could drink this in a manly cave of yore called a den, next to a fireplace, wearing a leisure robe and holding a pipe with fine Cavendish tobacco in my other hand. Much to my enjoyment, it gets better as warms up a bit. Anyways...
The feel of it in my mouth, it is sticky, but not so in an intrusive way, but in such a sort that I wish to continue tasting this bitter chocolate flavor in my mouth. Exquisite. Makes me want to have another sip.
Overall, (as you can tell) I find this beer to be phenomenal. Too bad it is limited, or else I'd easily pay $8 per bottle of this year around. Alas, 'tis not to be. I highly recommend this stout and that you must purchase a bottle, when or IF you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 22:33:43 | More by OliOxenFree
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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