Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by frothyhead:
4.75/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep dark black into a snifter with a small brown that quickly fades. No light getting through this one.
Nose is chocolate, coffee, smoke, bourbon, oak/wood and alcohol. Some caramel and even a bit of nuttiness (peanuts?).
Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick and velvety, low carbonation. Slick and viscous. Very smooth with some dryness in the finish.
I was expecting this to be over the top, based on my general feeling toward Founders, but to my surprise the taste is so amazingly well balanced. Sweet vanilla up front, chocolate and coffee bitterness in the middle and fading out with a quick blast of hoppy bitterness as it coats the back of the throat. Some alcohol dryness and bite, but kept in check.
This is sublimely drinkable for what it is. 11.2% ABV just gets lost in the beauty of everything else and you find the glass draining all-too-quickly.
Overall this one lives up to the hype. A really nicely balanced stout with that extra kick of the bourbon barrel really complimenting and enhancing the flavor in all the right ways.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2009 01:28:49 | More by frothyhead
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4.99/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Served on tap at the Constant Spring in Goshen Indiana.
This is a beautiful inky black beer with a gorgeous golden head that stays around for a little while.
Awesome aroma full of coffee and vanilla.
Huge amount of flavor. Starts slightly boozy, but then smooths out and and the other flavors come through. Massive notes of bourbon and vanilla on top of the awesome coffee and chocolate flavor. Brilliant.
Super silky mouthfeel.
Just fantastic, by far the best beer I've put in my mouth.
Serving type: on-tap
04-22-2014 20:12:38 | More by Stout_Sipper
4.43/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Not a stout fan, but this definitely isin't a regular stout. I couldn't have enjoyed this more.
A- Extremely dark with a slight bubbly brown head.
S-Coffee and Chocolate all day, awesome smell.
T-Neither the coffee or chocolate was terribly over whelming and complemented each other perfectly.
M-Full body but not overly syrupy at all.
O-Believe the hype, this beer is the real deal. Real pleasure to enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 02:11:16 | More by Tmyhre802
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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