Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 7,153 | Reviews: 2,416 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Sunn:
5/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Walked into my local liquor store for an IPA run, and on my way to check out I saw a lonesome, dusty 4-pack of KBS sitting there on the shelf. I NEVER thought I'd get a chance to try this beer. So after I made a mess in my pants I finally had the chance to give the almighty KBS a shot.
This is a beer that definitely lives up to the hype. Bell's Expedition Stout was the king in my books, but it's been dethroned. KBS is easily one of the most well balanced and delicious beers I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. HUGE bourbon, coffee, chocolate, cognac, and vanilla flavors that blend so well together it almost makes me angry.
As far as stouts go, this is one of the smoothest, most easy drinking stouts I've got my hands on. And this beer's 11.2% ABV. Dangerously drinkable, dangerously delicious, and just plain flat-out incredible. My only complaint is the mouthfeel wasn't as creamy as I expected it to be, and that's really all I can complain about. This is an absolutely must have beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2013 00:13:14 | More by Sunn
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4.75/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had the 2014 release for the first time. Wouldn't say I was disappointed, but I was surprised. Surprised that it tasted exactly like the regular breakfast stout, which isn't a bad thing, just expected it to be a different animal. I smell the bourbon, but it doesn't come through in the taste all that much. I think the coffee cancels it out a little. I do like it more as it warms. I read someones post about unnecessarily barrel aging great beers. At the time, I didn't agree/understand (I usually say age anything and everything) but now I think I do. Breakfast stout didn't need any improvement and I don't think that aging this flavor profile made it any better. Dont get me wrong, it is still an exceptional brew that lives up to much of the hype and prestige. If I was rating on that aspect alone I would be between 4.25 and 4.50. I rated based as if grabbing off the shelf or blind tasting. There are better versions of this style in my opinion (Black Note).
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 17:14:56 | More by WesMantooth
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,153 ratings.