Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by betsona:
4.35/5 rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at KBS release party 2011. Served in a snifter.
A- Pitch black. Came to me with a thin tan head. Dissipates into a minute lacing forming a tight ring around the edge of the snifter. Did not notice any lacing on the glass.
S- Blown away by the strong bourbon overtones. Picked up some roasted malt goodness, but my nose was held hostage by the wonderful delicious bourbon smell. Quite amazing, but a little less bourbon would make it perfect.
T- Good stuff. Heavy bourbon flavor matches well with coffee and chocolate notes. I can now understand why my co-workers enjoy a little bourbon in their Monday coffee. Plenty of alcohol. Hops are present; overpowered in a correct way by a good mixture of bourbon meets chocolate coffee.
M- Thick full body with some carbonation. Nice lingering bitterness with a tad of sweetness.
D- I stayed at KBS for five drinks over a couple of hours and had two. Probably would have had more, but the abv convinced me to hold off. It is also rich and wasn't sure if my stomach could handle any more. Would gladly drink one every month.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2011 20:47:49 | More by betsona
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I looked to trade for this beer for a long time and finally got a four pack of the 2014 release. While it is a great bourbon barrel aged stout, I personally thought both bourbon county coffee stout and founders breakfast stout were better. I can't wait to revisit this beer every six months until I run out to see how it matures.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 03:48:34 | More by Kramerwtmf
4.25/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Originally rated 4.25 on draft from brickyard in Jan 2014 (2013 KBS)
The bottled version of the 2014 is a very dark brown/black pour with short tan head and lacing. Big aromas of chocolate syrup, coffee liqueur and vanilla.
The coffee and chocolate are forward with a mild sweetness followed by vanilla and marshmallow flavors. There is some oak on the end finishing in a boozy astringent dryness reminding me of lower quality bourbon.
The mouthfeel is silky and delightful but thinner than I'd like. The thin mouthfeel makes this beer easier drinking than other barrel aged stouts.
Breakfast Stout is one of my favorite beers and I love how KBS shares some similarities and adds some of the benefits of barrel aging. The end result is very good but it falls short of my high expectations. The flavors are big but aren't well integrated. The thin body combined with the astringent boozy finish kill it for me until I take another sip of the chocolately goodness.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 01:06:34 | More by brianmandell
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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