Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by chanokokoro:
4.73/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2012 Vintage 12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders Brewing Company snifter
Pours near black with a one finger dark beige head. Light lacing present. The aroma is a mixture of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, with a hint of vanilla. The taste is much like the aroma with slight bourbon upfront, coffee and chocolate join in and a smooth finish includes bourbon and a slight roasted malt and espresso bitterness. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. KBS is truly a work of art. A classic and unique brew that is a worthy representative of the best that American craft breweries have to offer.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2012 03:24:15 | More by chanokokoro
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
100 out of 100 based on 8,163 ratings.