Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by joshuaseresse:
4.47/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2011 vintage. Poured into a snifter:
A - Pours jet black with a quarter inch kahki mocha head that dies to a thin ring around the edges. Good signs of carbonation with bubbles running up the side of the glass. Patchy lacing on the sides that just slides off the edges.
S - Peppery bourbon, mixed roast and espresso notes and tones. Bits of chocolate and vanilla, barrel and earthy oak.
T - Smooth chocolate and bourbon. Easy vanilla and roasty undertones. Creamy cocoa and buttery goodness. Little bit of pepper, smoke and meat.
M - Really creamy and smooth. The carbonation sort of pricks up the mouth. The roasty notes leave a bit of drying effect. Reminds me a bit of coffee with a bit of bourbon in it.
D - Nice, smooth sipper. Its good to split with another person or just enjoy by the fireplace. Pretty delicious barrel aged stout, but I just wish it wasn't so expensive. I know this will age very nicely since I have a few bottles from last year in the closet. Lives up to the hype, but compared to some other usual barrel aged stouts (BCS) it is just pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2011 02:23:20 | More by joshuaseresse
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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
4.21/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Aroma: roasty caramel and molasses. Slight roast barley. Coffee and whiskey are blended nicely, not too up front.
Appearance: black and opaque. Brown head that lingers well for high alcohol level.
Flavor: Slightly astringent whiskey and vanilla up front, mid palate is mostly bitterness, finishes with nice coffee roast bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Whiskey dominates a lot of the flavor notes. No DMS, no diacetyl.
Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation.
Overall: Great beer. Can only really drink one but it is really enjoyable. I think I prefer plain breakfast stout though, there is a lot of stuff going on here, a lot of similar bitterness from whiskey, coffee, and roast malt all at the same time.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 00:37:46 | More by PPOmaha
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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