Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by blackdog1101:
4.68/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Gouden Carolus goblet.
A - Pitch black, with a tan, short-lived head from a hard pour into the middle of the goblet. The lacing clings to the glass, and there is a long-lasting ring of bubbles around the perimeter of the glass.
S - I immediately got the smell of chocolate from the aroma released from the hard pour. Sticking my nose in the goblet I also get coffee, vanilla, caramel, and alcohol.
T - This is where it's at, and it doesn't get any better than this. Coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and a bit of bourbon, all backed up by the sharp notes of the hops and alcohol. I get the sense of a bourbon-soaked chocolate cake like you might have over the Holidays. Very rich. There's just a ton of flavor going on here.
M - Slick and creamy, with some bite from the alcohol. Without the bite I think the beer would seem cloying.
D - This is absolutely one of my top three beers. I've had quite a few of these, both from bottles and on tap. In my opinion KBS fully deserves the accolades it receives.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2010 02:29:19 | More by blackdog1101
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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
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