Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by screamking:
4.79/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
12oz bottle poured into snifter. 2013
Appearance-pours jet black with thick chocolate head, nice lacing all around. 4.75
Aroma-dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans come through right off the bat. The bourbon profile is there vanilla and oak with toffee. Hints of plum and black cherry. Great smell, but not as strong as I expected. 4.25
Taste-vanilla and oak mingles with the dark chocolate perfectly. It's sweet, then the bitterness of the coffee comes through. This is so balanced. Everything in this works together. 5
Feel-this is a light full bodied beer. Coats the palate fully and stick around a while. This is very drinkable. 5
Overall-I've been waiting for this one for awhile and I must say I'm not disappointed. It reminds me a lot of founders imperial stout in feel, which isn't a bad thing. It's hard to get but I have a feeling with all the expansions coming to their brewery product should increase. While its not the most bourbon forward beer out there (founders own backwoods bastard is more bourbon forward) it is the most balanced barrel aged beer. 4.75
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2013 02:45:50 | More by screamking
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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
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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