Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.43/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2012 bottle thanks to thebeerisgood enjoyed on 8/27/12 in a Founder's snifter.
Pour: Pitch black with a quarter finger khaki head. Recedes quickly to a rim. Surprisingly leaves a light lacing. Got some legs too. EDIT: this beer is revised from a 4.5 to a 5 (midglass) for excellent lacing, especially for a beer of this style
Smell: Huge coffee notes, followed by a fantastic caramel vanilla. Bourbon is really in a supportive role here. Some toffee comes through at the end as well, but only a tad.
Taste: Wow. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toffee, and roasted malt all meld together is a milkshake of bourbon undertones. It is truly hard to distinguish where one flavor profile ends, and another begins. I would say a raw mocha start, which gets blended with the bourbon vanilla, and then blossoms withs caramel and toffee towards the end. Coffee has the final say, mingling with the bourbon as this hangs on the palate.
Mouthfeel: Like no other bourbon barrel stout I've had. This has all the flavors of a the best bourbon barrel imps (a la Parabola) with NONE of the burn. I'm astounded that at 6 months, this beer is so good and so smooth. A fantastic sipper, not necessarily because it's hard to drink, but because you truly want it to last.
Overall: This beer is a true gem. Bravo Founders.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2012 01:44:43 | More by cfrances33
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4.48/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Very excited to finally try this one.
Beer is jet black with a very small tan head which fades quickly.
Nose is very good. Contains coffee, bourbon, chocolate. Very nice blend of the scents, all well integrated. A bit of vanilla.
Taste is like the nose. Moderately bitter, tasting of both coffee and chocolate. The bourbon is quite present, providing some vanilla and a bit of sweetness that offsets the bitter. Roasted malt. Like the nose, the flavours are super integrated. The bourbon not as intense as expected, but quite present.
Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Some alcohol heat.
Overall, excellent stuff. An extremely well done BBA stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 02:50:01 | More by jrenihan
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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