Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by TenHornsProud:
4.5/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a sludgy black with some brown highlights a dark tan head that fades quickly.
Smells of bourbon, wood, sweetness, chocolate, slightly oxidized sherry notes. Big pleasing, boozy nose.
Taste is up front bourbon with malt richness, chocolate that goes into a boozy middle with hints of coffee and alcohol sweetness before finishing on a bourbon, vanilla, and wood note. Some lingering notes of chocolate; the coffee is buried deep under the bourbon and wood.
Full body and low carbonation works well. Alcohol is very present.
A bourbon, booze forward sipper of a stout. The chocolate and coffee come out as the beer warms, and it evolves constantly as you drink it. A nice bourbon barrel-aged stout, though, a bit too bourbon heavy for me...will be happy to age a few and see how they end up.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2012 23:56:39 | More by TenHornsProud
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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