Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.95/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Good God I am flipping out with excitement over my new favorite beer. I love it! Capones rules for carrying it and mac300 is absolutely the man. Thanks for hookin me up with this beer. Bill was willing to accept Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout in exchange and I God did I make out. This beer is the most coffee infused beer I could imagine. Péché Mortel, Speedway and Kentucky Breakfast are in a league of there own. This one is so smooth and easy drinking, I don't even know what to say.
Appearance: Pours a elegant pitch, coal black. A thick creamy chocolaty head has good retention and finally leaves behind a heavily laced glass.
Smell: Coffee. It is a chocolate mocha vanilla coffee aroma from the start. A nice touch of earthy barrel aging woody and smoky notes with a suggestion towards boozy bourbon attributes.
Taste: Magnificent. It is rich is flavor and in body from the start. Dark roasted malts and grains and a healthy dose of blackened coffee bean, with a smoky charcoal undertone and a vanilla chocolaty milky center with just the right balance of warming bourbon and alcohol flavors but yet remains incredibly approachable and drinkable. Again I say: Magnificent!
Mouthfeel: Viscous. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. The flavors overrun the feel with a long lasting woody bourbon coffee flavor embedded deep into the cheeks. [after tasting this beer side by side with Dark Lord RIS I determined the one thing DL has on KBS is a slightly more perfect slippery rich mouthfeel that I'd like to see a bit more of in this beer. Still, It is damn near *perfect*!
Drinkability: This is a sipping beer but it is so freaking good that I could go at it day and night for as long as I can stand.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2007 06:14:02 | More by Phatz
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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
100 out of 100 based on 8,163 ratings.