Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by devilben02:
4.53/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Pours pitch black with a modest espresso-brown, foamy head. The aroma explodes with a big coffee and chocolate presence, with lesser notes of sweet bourbon and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is much more bourbon-forward, with chocolate, an earthy hop character, and caramel coming out in the finish. The coffee is much less pronounced in the flavor than in the aroma, but maybe it just seems that way because it is overwhelmed by the dominant bourbon character. Regarding the texture, KBS is mouth-filling and creamy, but it is smooth enough that it doesn't come off as thick and chewy. It's easy-drinking, especially for 11% alcohol, but with the cacophony of complex flavors, palate fatigue becomes somewhat of an issue.
Overall, drinking KBS is as pleasurable and comforting as sitting in front of a dying fire in a wood-paneled library of a mountain cabin after a fresh snowfall as you drink fine whiskey and slowly drift off to sleep.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2010 15:26:31 | More by devilben02
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5/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Enjoyed on tap from a snifter at Plan B in Simsbury, CT. I didn't want to go right out with all 5s for this review, but truthfully could find nothing to critique that wasn't on-par and expected in the style. It poured black as pitch with a cocoa-colored head. The nose is complex with coffee and vanilla notes right up front preparing my palate for deliciousness. And delicious it was, with all the roasted coffee at first, followed by the sweetness from the bourbon-barrel aging and malts. An outstanding stout, worthy of 100 rating.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 23:49:00 | More by WOBrewstraveler
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,079 ratings.