Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
review of a 2011 bottle, fresh, poured from the bottle into a tulip
appearance - Black, held to the light and very little lightens it up even around the edges, mocha colored head thats about 1 finger tall but faded to about 1/2 a finger and remains throughout the brew, low visible carbonation
smell - up front is coffee, strong coffee but less than FBS, second is whiskey, but a mellow whiskey almost sweet smell, in the back ground there was hint of chocolate and alcohol, the nose alone on this made me drool
taste - now i dont believe in god but i heard angels sing upon my first sip, up front is a nice roasted coffee flavor(less than FBS) that moves into a sweet whiskey, nice roasted malt and chocolate notes with coffee still being the main player, that quickly moves into a a sweet whiskey, and finishes with a slight burn, the after taste is like a frozen mocha coffee with a shot of whiskey in it, absolutely delicious, as close to perfect iv ever tasted, enjoyed this one far more than last years but i feel iv evolved as a beer drinker, and iv tasted many more BA stouts so i have other things to compare it to.
mouthfeel - very thick, rich velvety mouthfeel, very little noticeable carbonation, this is what i feel a big stout should feel like
drinkability - i know this is no longer rated but old habits die hard, if i could drink this every day i would be a happy man, i could of enjoyed another after but its too precious to drink at once
overall - my first ever perfect score but waiting for KBS is like waiting for christmas, if i had to pick a beer as my favorite it would be KBS, one of the few beers i can honestly say "i would have paid more for this and still been happy)
planning on aging at least one and doing a side by side next year, i planned that last year too and it didnt work out, only time will tell
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2011 22:51:09 | More by SeaUrchin
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,998 ratings.