Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by gonzo46and2:
4.72/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark and viscous. Nice foam and lacing though it was reduced a bit from aging. The beer was soo dark and thick that it stained the empty glass once consumed.
Aroma is bourbon up front with milk and bitter chocolate in the background. Notes of vanilla and oak peek in and out. I can't keep my nose out! Easily one of the best smelling beers I've ever had.
Taste is full on coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Very nicely complimenting each other and harmonious.
Mouthfeel is round and rich with an almost milkshake smoothness. Slight acrid coffee astringency but it's welcome with all the sweetness.
All around a world class beer that deserves it's spot in the top tier.
Edit: This was an 08 bottle cellared by Derek hoppymeal. Thanks for this whale of an extra. By far one of my new favorites.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2009 20:50:13 | More by gonzo46and2
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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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