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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4.75/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The story behind my trying this beer made it worth it even more. While visiting some friends in Kalamazoo, MI, several friends suggested making a trip to Grand Rapids to try the seasonal release of the KBS from Founders. We arrived around 5 am in the morning to find people wrapped around the brewery almost twice over. By the time noon rolled around, we found out that cases were no longer being sold because of the unanticipated number of people in queue. 30 minutes later, 12-packs were no longer available, and eventually by the time there were less than 50 people in front of us, we were informed that there were no longer any bottles available but the taproom still had plenty. We went in and I bought a pint and was immediately impressed. For a stout-drinker like myself, it was the epitome of perfection! It is slightly sweet from the higher-ABV, but otherwise a world-class beer!
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2014 21:27:33 | More by bdubs22
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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