Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,170 | Reviews: 2,498 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewskis:
4.7/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2012 version. Pours black as night with a quarter finger of a dark mocha colored head that dissipates very quick and leaves an extremely thin ring of lacing. Smells of lots of roasted coffee, some bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, some dark chocolate. Taste starts with coffee, dark chocolate, some oak, and roasted malts. Then the middle brings more sweetness. Notes of molasses and carmel join the darker coffee, chocolate, and roasty notes. The finish is just fantastic. Strong, yet not overbearing notes of bourbon, vanilla, and oak come into the picture and meld with the now stronger notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The bourbon, oak, and vanilla get stronger as it warms; yet it does not get hot at all. It simply makes the beer more complex and flavorful. Surprisingly thin for a beer of this magnitude. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Not enough good things to say about this beer. It’s smoothness makes it stand out from a lot of other barrel aged stouts. Extremely well done.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2013 03:43:50 | More by brewskis
More User Reviews:
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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