Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by jayhawk73:
4.97/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottle shared by Huhzubendah- Thanks Matt!
Pours a jet black with a small chocolate head. Good lacing on my snifter glass. This beer is definitely a black hole, and looks fantastic. The nose is sublime. Espresso, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and cigar smoke is what I get in the nose. Super smooth (probably due to age), and simply perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. The taste is out of this world! Bourbon, vanilla, bourbon barrels, coffee, cigar smoke and chocolate is what I get. This beer is really complex, and just a pure dream to sip on. I don't get any of the alcohol either, other than a tiny bit on the aftertaste. Feel is perfect. Full bodied, and so smooth you can't believe it. Great balance of dryness/maltyness. Overall, this is as good as it gets for the style. Thanks, Matt for the opportunity to share this! Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2011 02:46:03 | More by jayhawk73
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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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