Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by stoutfiend27:
4.53/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
2010 12oz bottle served chilled into a brooklyn snifter..
a-pitch black....tiny espresso colored head...did not last long at all..some espresso colored cheesecake swirl on top..a tight collar around the edges...
s-big bittersweet chocolate notes up front..the bourbon steps up before the oak and vanilla fade in...lots of coffee in the background and enough roast and graininess to make this a beer
t-lots of bitter coffee up front...the vanilla and oak make lots of head way before the bourbon rushes in...the hop sting is there enough to let you know its supporting this one...the bitter coffee follows suit and then some sweet chocolate...finishes on a bourbony oaky bitter dry note..
m-as thick as thick gets i think..at least in my experience...the lack of carbonation or very little presence of depending on how you look at it are perfect...the chewiness and oily mouthfeel are spot on...perfect imo
d-dangerous..the abv is so hidden except at the very end its scary....the taste and overall package make you want more the price tag makes this one special
overall again it lives up to the hype...i think this years is a better package than last..a little more refined kind of like backwoods bastard this year vs last...i dont know how founders will top this next year..top notch
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2010 02:04:00 | More by stoutfiend27
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5/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Enjoyed on tap from a snifter at Plan B in Simsbury, CT. I didn't want to go right out with all 5s for this review, but truthfully could find nothing to critique that wasn't on-par and expected in the style. It poured black as pitch with a cocoa-colored head. The nose is complex with coffee and vanilla notes right up front preparing my palate for deliciousness. And delicious it was, with all the roasted coffee at first, followed by the sweetness from the bourbon-barrel aging and malts. An outstanding stout, worthy of 100 rating.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 23:49:00 | More by WOBrewstraveler
4.74/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I've been eagerly anticipating my first taste of KBS and goddamn was it worth it!!! Maybe the best beer I've had to date. The pour is an inky black with a very small and short lived tan head that leaves a slight lacing but lots of legs. The aroma is a perfect blend of(in order of dominance) coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a little hops. The mouthfeel is as silky and smooth as any beer ever made. The flavor is an incredible smooth bomb of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, oak, vanilla, butter, hops. Simply fucking delicious and amazing. I'd sell my soul for a whole case. J/k....not really.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 04:46:49 | More by lochef81
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,071 ratings.