Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by speter:
4.25/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle cellared for over a year.
A: Completely opaque dark brown with minimal tan froth that doesn't stick around. Moderate lacing.
S: Rum-raisin cake with caramel-prune puree.
T: Up-front, there is chocolate and oak with hints of caramel espresso. The middle is very wine like: an inky Malbec or a Saperavi with moderate oak tannins, overlaid with just a kiss of vanilla. The finish is very woody: chocolate, oak and a bitterness that is part hops and part oaky tannins. The aftertaste is incredibly long, easily persisting longer than five minutes. Interestingly, the bourbon (whisky, really, as there is little corn sweetness) aspect comes past the aftertaste when you burp. (Sorry if that offends any purists, but it's true.)
M: Smooth and warming, yet oddly watery given the ABV. The mouthfeel is Burgundy to the taste's Bordeaux.
O: An incredible beer, but then again, with real cream and full fat, what's not to like. I am pleased with the barrel ageing aspects of the beer, and I'd like to explore more along these lines. I love Palo Santo Marron, and this easily ranks in the same class.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2012 16:47:37 | More by speter
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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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