Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by mechamifune:
4.88/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Another favorite that I figured was time to give a proper review to.
Poured into a sifter it looks pitch black with an oily looking texture. Very slight brown head develops in the glass, but carbonation is pretty evident in the lacing.
Nose is bourdon upfront, followed by chocolate and coffee in lesser notes. Not hugely floral but very pleasant.
Taste is bourbon upfront, followed by a very pleasant coffee/dark chocolate taste. Finishes with a slight coffee bitterness. Halfway through the glass a slight charred fruit taste starts to develop, but nothing overpowering. Very slightly hot but not unpleasantly so.
Mouthfeel is amazing.... as creamy and smooth a beer as I have experienced but manages to not feel "heavy" at the same time. While the bourbon taste is there it does not "feel" alcoholic. Dangerously drinkable.
Overall this might be my favorite beer, period...at the very least it is in my top 5. What really differentiates it from similar styled beers is the sense of blending. The bourbon isn't overpowering and flows beautifully with the chocolate and coffee notes, none of which I feel dominate. It is smooth without feeling heavy and slightly sweet without feeling sticky. You can not be a fan of bourbon and still enjoy this beer.... which says a lot, to me anyway. Get this beer.... but then again you already knew that.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2011 17:39:20 | More by mechamifune
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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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