Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.98/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had KBS once before on draft in 2011, but this is my first time reviewing it. Drank with a couple of buddies side by side with GI BCS. This was the 2011 version, poured into a Chimay glass.
There was very little head after the pour, which became thin swirls on the surface in seconds, and left a brownish residue on the side of the glass. It was viscous and jet black. There was lots of wonderful coffee smell, with hints of vanilla and boozy bourbon. Probably the best beer I've ever smelled. Also caught some roasted chocolate malt. The taste was awesome - a chocolatey stout taste with bourbon sweetness, and a bitter hoppy/roasty finish. Every sip was better than the last. The mouthfeel with fairly light in weight, but there was a good amount of carbonation that left a tingle on the tongue.
This beer was so well balanced, and while there wasn't anything specifically complex about the taste, it was unbelievably satisfying. This is as good as it gets for an imperial stout IMO. As a side note, while I enjoyed the BCS along side it, KBS blew it away. It's pricey and hard to find, but well worth every penny.
Serving type: bottle
02-29-2012 03:44:52 | More by shangwang
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