Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 7,073 | Reviews: 2,412 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by heysuz:
4.28/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Intro: 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottle dated 12/17/2009 release
Appearance: No head and minimal lacing that clings. Lacing can be swirled up that looks like chocolate milk foam. Coloring is closer to a very dark brown rather than black. The liquid looks thick like Worchester sauce.
Smell: Initially, the chocolate notes come through followed closely by alcohol.
Taste: Hershey’s chocolate taste, sort of a semi-sweet chocolate but smooth with a dark chocolate aftertaste and some alcohol. It was smoother than I expected given the thick appearance.
Mouthfeel: Leaves a film coating in the mouth with the bittersweet chocolate residue although it does have a fair amount of carbonation considering the lack of head when pouring.
Overall: Surprisingly smooth beer with a clean taste although heavy on the chocolate, but not overly sweet. Honestly though, I was a little disappointed. This is one of the highest rated beers, and this one was cellared for 2 years, and although not my favorite style, I was expecting more from this beer. When comparing it to other beers in the style, I find others like Southern Tier richer. I find this beer does not deliver the goods like “lesser” brews. The alcohol taste is very strong and not balanced well against the chocolate (These are personal preferences though).
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2011 15:28:30 | More by heysuz
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Enjoyed on tap from a snifter at Plan B in Simsbury, CT. I didn't want to go right out with all 5s for this review, but truthfully could find nothing to critique that wasn't on-par and expected in the style. It poured black as pitch with a cocoa-colored head. The nose is complex with coffee and vanilla notes right up front preparing my palate for deliciousness. And delicious it was, with all the roasted coffee at first, followed by the sweetness from the bourbon-barrel aging and malts. An outstanding stout, worthy of 100 rating.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 23:49:00 | More by WOBrewstraveler
4.74/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I've been eagerly anticipating my first taste of KBS and goddamn was it worth it!!! Maybe the best beer I've had to date. The pour is an inky black with a very small and short lived tan head that leaves a slight lacing but lots of legs. The aroma is a perfect blend of(in order of dominance) coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a little hops. The mouthfeel is as silky and smooth as any beer ever made. The flavor is an incredible smooth bomb of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, oak, vanilla, butter, hops. Simply fucking delicious and amazing. I'd sell my soul for a whole case. J/k....not really.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 04:46:49 | More by lochef81
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,073 ratings.