Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,168 | Reviews: 2,498 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by shadetree67:
4.48/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from the 2014 batch
A. Dark brown almost black. Normal pour yielded 1/2 finger of head. Slight lacing and very little head retention.
S. Big whiff of chocolate followed by bourbon. Bitter coffee but it is a bit masked by the bourbon.
T. Chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla from the barrel. Bitter coffee on the finish and heat from the alcohol.
M. Lower to medium carbonation. Medium to thick mouth feel. Significant warming from the alcohol. This is 11.2% and I can tell.
O. This is one of the more chocolate forward beers that I have ever had. The coffee isn't as prevalent as I had expected. The heat is a bit much, so I'm hoping that with some age it'll mellow out. All things considered, this is a tasty brew and is something I'd like to drink again.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 02:04:16 | More by shadetree67
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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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