Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up at Sam's in Durham a long time ago... decided to save it until Christmas and finally got around to trying it last night.
A: Bottle dated 2-8-10 poured into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter/tulip... Wow, this pours a viscous motor oil black with virtually no head. A thin ring of dark mocha foam clings to the glass; not much lace on this 11.2% sucker... maybe a few specks.
S: Whoa. Ummm... bourbon; some oak and vanilla (see bourbon); some charry roast and sweet malt notes, along with some hints of alcohol; the bourbon aroma on this one is almost overpowering, but hey, its barrel aged (they apparently did a good job).
T: Much more complex than the nose would imply... A swig starts with some sweet molasses... bourbon and vanilla mid-palate... coffee on the lasting finish. Huh - 70 IBU's - doesn't seem that bitter (in the realm of hoppiness, at least) yet it is moderately acrid.
M: Medium-bodied; sticky and palate coating; a little less body than I was expecting, though.
D: Great stuff... a sipper, for sure. Very enjoyable, though. Glad I got to try this rare brew!
(review from notes)
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2010 05:22:03 | More by jpro
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4.59/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It's another sweltering day in Austin, Texas, where humidity, heat, and histamines are doing there "thang." What better way to relax than to finally, FINALLY pouring this beer drinker's first bottle of KBS. It's been a while in waiting (not really), but is it worth it? Oh yes.
Not sure of the bottling date, but it picked it up around... April of 2014? Around that time o' year. It was poured from a cold 12 oz. bottle into a goblet. Surprisingly, there was no head, and any possible evidence of it was this very light and tan. But the beer... Oh man, is it dark as night! The sun itself couldn't penetrate this beauty; my favorite color when it comes to dark beers.
The smell on this is pretty nice. Mmm... That bourbon, melting into dark chocolate and fresh coffee bean, straight outta the roaster. I'm not too sure if my nose picks anything else up. Maybe cherries? Who knows? I don't. I'm just excited for the sip...
And boy, is it glorious. Rarely do I close my eyes after taking a sip of beer, to try and prolong that flavor and feel. What happens first? The instantaneous cold brew warming my throat and body, or the delicious chocolaty coffee that leaves my breath warm of whiskey drinking? I seriously wish I could cover this in ice cream (doesn't matter which kind. Vanilla, rocky road, chocolate chip cookie dough...) and still have some to drink. Or perhaps i could drink this in a manly cave of yore called a den, next to a fireplace, wearing a leisure robe and holding a pipe with fine Cavendish tobacco in my other hand. Much to my enjoyment, it gets better as warms up a bit. Anyways...
The feel of it in my mouth, it is sticky, but not so in an intrusive way, but in such a sort that I wish to continue tasting this bitter chocolate flavor in my mouth. Exquisite. Makes me want to have another sip.
Overall, (as you can tell) I find this beer to be phenomenal. Too bad it is limited, or else I'd easily pay $8 per bottle of this year around. Alas, 'tis not to be. I highly recommend this stout and that you must purchase a bottle, when or IF you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 22:33:43 | More by OliOxenFree
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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