Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,163 | Reviews: 2,498 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bonbini26:
4.8/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Pete from Shoprite Liquors in Westfield for holding 2 of these for me.
A- Pours a dark dark brown, with a foamy tan head, no light going through the glass, with sticky brown lacing left behind
S- The smell of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and light oak. The bourbon is not overwhelming either
T- Sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, burnt burbon, suttle vanilla and malts
M- Medium body, low carbonation, silky smooth, sticks to the inside of your mouth, you almost don't want to swallow it. Alcohol is just right too, nice and balanced
D- I split a bottle with my father and it was not enough, drank at cellar temperature and even as it warmed to room temperature it was just as good, simply an outstanding beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2009 13:24:12 | More by bonbini26
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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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