Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Duane_Opfer:
4.69/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Special thanks to Jake Holland for providing me the #4 beer on BA out of the goodness of his heart...
12 oz. bottle poured into a Spiegelau glass. No date on bottle, but from April 2013 release.
A - Brown approaching black in color. Low carbonation. Moderate pour yielded less than a finger of a tan/cinnamon head which quickly dissipated. Minor splotching rather than lacing as liquid receded. Not as thick as I expected.
S - Absolutely indulgent. Best aspect of this beer. Smelled of dark chocolate, sweet bourbon, and toffee.
T - Complex flavor palate. Bourbon first and foremost, but without the unpleasantness of straight bourbon (not a bourbon drinker), although still boozy. Additionally, dark chocolate, vanilla, eggnog/irish crème, brown sugar, nutmeg/cinnamon, and slightly acidic coffee notes. The coffee flavors were not as dominant as I expected.
M - Less viscous than I expected; not creamy. Slightly sticky. Lower level of carbonation typical of an imperial stout.
O - An incredibly warming beer. Recommended after a full meal on a cold night. Nothing bashful about it... high ABV, but flavor complements incredibly well. I am not a bourbon fan, but I can appreciate the complex flavor palate. Highly recommended if you are a fan of bourbon and can actually get a hold of one of these rare gems.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2013 01:45:40 | More by Duane_Opfer
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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
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