Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by cheers2beers:
4.28/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: This beer poured jet black with little to no head. Spotted brown suds are left clinging to the glass as I swirl along with a dark topaz colored stain. No much lacing to speak of.
Smell: The aromas are very complex. This has a combination of milk chocolate and a bitter dark chocolate. The vanilla is exploding throughout this dark enigma. The wood from the barrell is very strong as well. Perhaps some cedar notes? Wierd, i'm getting some celery too. The alcohol is definitely strong due to vapors that are almost burning the nostrils.
Taste: Chocolates galores. Bittering cocoa film all throughout my palate. A premium blend of the worlds finest coffee grounds seem to be ground up within. The vanilla is a bit overpowering for me, but then again it is well balanced for a monsterous chocolate thunder of a beer. The alcohol doesnot seem to have the same punch that I was getting in the aroma, but believe me it is present. In the words of Borat," Very niiicce!"
Mouthfeel: Not as thick as I had anticipated, but I would say it has a lighter side of thick body with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Alcoholic vapors musters all throughout the session. It leaves behind a gourmet coffee film. Sweet and bitter.
Drinkability: This does improve as it warms. I like the complexity. I would love to try this again perhaps a fresher bottle. If you have not had the pleasure , you dont know what your missing. Mmmmm....(Raises glass)....
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2007 00:29:31 | More by cheers2beers
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4.43/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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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