Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.72/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my new belgium glass. A thin head covers the brew made of a dark brown mocha color. It dissipates quickly to a thin ring around the edges. The body is an extremelty dark brown to black color, completely impenetrable by light.
The scent is a perfect combination of dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. They mix into a great concoction which drives you into the flavor quite will.
The flavor follows right from the nose, it starts off with a roasted malt coffee flavor in the beginning. That fades into a bittersweet chocolate taste which lingers on the tongue as the bourbon fades into the picture. It finishes with the barrell aged vanilla bourobn combination with stays with you for a while.
The mouthfell is everything I love out of a stout, its thick, silky smooth, and just all around delicious. The bourbon taste starts to come out even more as it heats up, amazing beer if you can get your hands on it it's a must have.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2011 00:00:59 | More by dwilson01
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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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