Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
4.85/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
This beer's been in my fridge downstairs for a while - I couldn't say exactly when purchased, but it's been at least two years.
It's heavy and black - like a tiny glass of opaque concrete. Very little head upon the pour, with just a bit percolating up, slowly building in a cinnamon brown color and the drawing back. Visible now only like silt on water - all nearly washed away.
Heavy bourbon at the outset, along with big cocoa and coffee - just from the nose, you know it's sturdy.
Velvety in a way like no other beer I've ever had. So huge, yet still mellow with dark chocolate - tingles on the tongue with some tartness. The bourbon is robust as well - doesn't burn at all though. This is one that you can take a small sip and enjoy it for a few minutes afterwards.
Relatively low carbonation - allows the bourbon and other tastes to lead.
Great winter sipper.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2012 04:40:49 | More by mdcrouser
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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, roasted malt, 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. The flavors are huge. 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 about KBS 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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