Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by atpben:
4.58/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Had this at the Founder's brewery about two weeks ago. Poured into a snifter. Pours blacker than a cow's inside. A light head just sat on the top. Wonderful aroma of chocolate and coffee combined with bourbon - wow what a combo. The taste starts with chocolate and coffe and then the bourbon kicks in with awesome caramel and vanilla flavors. Very smooth, thick and syrupy, the way it should be with a nice throat warming finish. A great sipper and cigar beer. I had the nitro version which I liked way better than the normal version because it tasted a lot smoother. Great beer.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-15-2009 17:40:06 | More by atpben
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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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