Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by EGledhill:
4.78/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Big ups to saucya for hooking me up with this brew on a trade.
A. Black with a thin tan head that has no retention or lacing at all.
S. Bourbon, chocolate and vanilla take over the smell of this brew with hints of coffee in the background.
T. From the first sip, your tastebuds are attacked with flavors of chocolate, vanilla, oak bourbon, and coffee. Chocolate and coffee are dominant at the beginning, then as it warms, the bourbon flavor start to take over. vanilla and oak remain the whole way through but never peak as dominant as the other three.
M. mouthfeel is wonderfully full and rich
D. Drinkability is amazingly smooth for a 10%er. not sure the stomach could hang with too many as it's quite filling, but I'd like to find out how many I could put down before the stomach says "no mas".
All in all this is one fantastic brew. far and away the best of the bourbon barrel aged stouts I've come across yet. I got to find a way to secure a case of this next go round.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2008 04:50:55 | More by EGledhill
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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