Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by fx20736:
4.79/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Given to me as a gift by a very generous BA on 4/16/13.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a St Bernardus Chalice, served at room temp.
Appearance: Kentucky Coal Black with a 1 finger mocha head that has a cinnamon color to it. No lacing to speak of.
Aroma: deeply roasted malt and a hint of coffee get a mammoth bear hug of oaky, vanilla-ish Bourbon. Alcohol vapors.
Mouthfeel: silky, smooth. As delightful a mouthfeel as any beer.
Taste: rich, dark, chocolate, a touch of coffee and a good wallop of Bourbon with some molasses and vanilla in there somewhere. The oak from the barrels is noticeable as well.
notes: so this is KBS! I was afraid the beer couldn't possibly live up to the hype, thank God my fears were unfounded. Aroma, mouthfeel and taste are all perfect or nearly so. The only minor blemish is lack of lacing and head retention but that may just be a result of the barrel aging. The Bourbon flavor is blended in to the beer very well so it is not a hot mess. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. I hope to be able to get another bottle for Christmas!
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 22:38:23 | More by fx20736
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4.86/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz vintage 2013
A: As dark as night. Looks like a blackhole of deliciousness.
S: Bourbon, whiskey, chocolate, figs, coffee, alcohol. Strong aroma.
T: Wow. Huge flavor profile. Whiskey and bourbon dominate. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, fig, dark fruits follow. Once again, wow.
M: Heavy. Tons of carbonation, decent bitterness, tons of warm alcohol notes.
O: Definitely the best BA stout out there. I've had the pleasure of having these beer three times before: 2010 Nassau, NY beer fest, 2011 Nassau NY beer fest and 2012 in a bar in Rhode Island. Completely missed out last year; until now. On my yeary visit to my undergrad school in Wilmington, NC, I came across a few bottles of 2013 KBS at my old beer store, Lighthouse Beer and Wines (Wrightsville Beach, NC). I hadn't been there in over 3 years and all the staff remembered me, so they just happened t mention the hidden KBS behind the counter. I couldn't appreciate it more. Glad I have a few 4-pks of KBS lined up for this year. Founders does it right!
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 02:09:36 | More by BoardwalkBock
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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