Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Flipadelphia84:
4.47/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A- Couldn't be blacker, looks lower in carbonation and has a very dark mocha head, again about as dark as I have seen. A heavy lacing covers the glass as it goes down.
S- Heavy on the bourbon, coffee comes in second. Chocolate and a very slight roastyness. Bourbon really takes over the nose.
T- The bourbon is very up front and makes it a little boozy. Roasted coffee malts and chocolate. All in all, its very balanced and delicious.
M- About as heavy of a stout I've had. Coats the throat. Carbonation is just right for a stout. Exceptional.
Overall, this beer is very well balanced it may be a little boozy for my taste but that is what your getting into with a bourbon aged stout. It's Founders Breakfast Stout with added complexity. Really Good!
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2011 22:15:01 | More by Flipadelphia84
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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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