Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by ZAP:
3.68/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
First off..big thanks to Big Hugey for hooking me up with this...
A-Looks the part....pours like motor oil..black with ruby notes...
S-i get a lot of java....bourbon is there too but in more of a boozy way...not noticing the notes I really enjoy which are oak and vanilla...decent enough aroma but doesn't blow me away..
T-Again a big doze of java and coffee beans...that is the dominant flavor...has almost a coffee liquor taste...the bourbon notes are harder to come by on the taste....definitely boozy...
M-Rich and creamy texture....big body....this is a big hitter and it is definitely NOT light in the shorts...
D-It's always tough reviewing these beers that are so highly rated as you can come into it expecting too much....I don't think that is the case here....I think this is a nice tasting imperial coffee stout with very subtle bourbon barrel aged qualities....very subtle...i wish they were more pronounced but there is no question this is a quality brew...I won't seek it out again though and overall this is overrated in my opinion (but not bad)..
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2008 05:00:27 | More by ZAP
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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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