Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
4.6/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
thick motor oil like pour, jet black in color with a quarter inch of brown head which quickly disappeared. getting a huge scent of alcohol as soon as i start pouring into the snifter.
let the glass sit for about 10 minutes to warm up a tiny bit.
smells mainly of vanilla and bourbon with a hint of roasted nuts. not getting any of the coffee smell (it said it's got coffee beans.. we'll see if it comes up in the taste).
the taste is phenomenal! not as boozy tasting as it smelled, in fact the bourbon flavor is pretty subtle on the mouth (as far as mouthfeel goes). tastes of vanilla, bourbon, tobacco, light and sweet coffee, roasted grains, roasted walnuts/pecans. a quite complex flavor for a stout i thought was just going to be harsh with the booze!
full body, very mellow and creamy on the palate with a bite from the bourbon! barely feeling the carbonation. definitely a nice sipping beer, as it gives off nice warmth. this is pretty much what a stout SHOULD feel like.
overall this is a solid barrel aged stout. i have no complaints. i can understand what the hype has been all about, finally! however, i do recommend that the people who can't get ahold of it - try their luck with some central waters peruvian morning or bourbon barrel aged stout if they like this style. it's hard to say which is better - but this kbs reminded me a lot of them.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2012 07:43:16 | More by facundoCNB
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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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