Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by joeseppy:
4.6/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Over four thousand reviews making this a world class beer, what more accolades could I even begin to add. Matter of fact it almost seems like plagiarism. 2012
Motor oil viscosity with foamy tan head receding into whispy cirrus cloud formation. Tan sweetness taints the glass brown with a faint haze.
Aroma of roast coffee, vanilla, wood, milk chocolate, café con leche sweetness, and alcohol tinge.
Taste a refined bourbon and coke. There is a smoky or "char" quality throughout. Dark fruit with sweet cream. Nice mild bitterness at the end with alcohol lingering in the nose.
Very creamy, thick and pleasing.
This is my first KBS and I have a few left to rifle through. Anywhoo, overall this is top-notch. Being critical though--I did not pickup cocoa on the palate and the alcochol, not the bourbon, is a bit distracting for me. Also, the aroma was very intriguing, that kinda did not come through on the palate. I find BCBS a touch more complex overall. Nonetheless, I would definitely keep this in my rotation at all cost and I look forward to seeing how it ages. A very splendid stout indeed!
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2013 22:16:58 | More by joeseppy
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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
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,088 ratings.