Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by katan:
4.25/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz into a goblet, aged from 2009.
A - Old motor oil thickness, clings to the side like molasses. Little to no head formation, mocha in color.
S - Heavy amount of chocolate, yeast, and some chipotle peppers. Very rich and strong. I get more of a oaky sting as it sits and warms.
T - Starts off lightly sweet, malty with hints of roast and spicy peppers. MId-stream brings in hefty amounts of chocolate and vanilla. Finishes a little bit cloying and sweet with some alcohol hotness.
M - Full bodied, thick and clingy. Not much carbonation to balance it. Some alcohol warmth as it sits on the tongue.
O/D - A full-on beer in about every attribute. Strong, sweet, a good barrel character. A slow sipper that surprisingly isn't that filling, but will light you up after a while.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2012 21:36:10 | More by katan
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4.51/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Super black with virtually no head from aggressive pour. Still generates sticky lacing.
S- I think this may have been the first stout I ever smelled from a distance... I pushed the snifter away to take a pic and could smell it from two feet away. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, dark cherry, and a touch of vanilla. There's also a subtle nuttiness that comes out toward the end. Bourbon grows more and more intense as it warms.
T- Surprisingly sweet up front with notes of cherry, chocolate, roast, and wood characteristics. Middle brings out coffee and more chocolate with a big surge of bourbon. Finish is dry dark chocolate with a nice subtle burn. As balanced as balanced gets when on the cooler side, but bourbon becomes more dominant as it warms.
M- Lightly viscous. Creamy and drying.
O- Cheers to my old beer guy, Drew, for landing this for me. I would've never had it, otherwise. What I'll remember most is the supreme balance between such huge flavors. I don't think I would go out of my way to buy again, but I can definitely see why it is so hyped.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 17:17:49 | More by tmm313
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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