Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by foogerd:
4.63/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A- Completely black opaque body, some dark expresso colored head.
S- Intense nose, every dark mysterious flavor is in here, chocolate, dark coffee, lots of smoke surrounding everything along with sweet bourbon and toffee with almost a syrupy sweet caramel. Smoke comes through in a burnt charred tabacco woody kind of way. Theres more to find here, see for yourself!
T- I would say the taste is more coffee foward and less on the smokey side of things, truth be told this is delicious but I appreciated the nose more with its smokey complexity. Lots of roast and acidic coffee flavors and with a shot of bourbon.
M- As massive as this beer is its not a thick as you might think, more smooth which I think enhances the flavors and enables you to find all the nuances instead of distracting you with the thickness.
O- Definitely world class, definitely original in terms of Bourbon Barrel aged beers, this brew has tons of complexity and flavors to pick out. One needs to sit on this one and contemplate all it can offer your palette.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2011 00:58:33 | More by foogerd
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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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