Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.68/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to saucya for this one! Poured from bottle into snifter. Very dark with absolutely no head at all. Big aromas of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla, with some alcohol underneath. Probably the best smelling beer I've had in the short time I've been a beerhead. Big taste of coffee, bourbon, and vanilla, with a bit of chocolate underneath. Alcohol warms the throat, but isn't nearly as noticeable as I thought it would be in such a big beer. Mouthfeel is right in the middle where I like it. Drinkability is surprisingly high considering the style. This beer definitely lives up to its hype, nicely balancing the flavors from the barrel with the flavors from the beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2008 22:29:47 | More by throwitallaway
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4.75/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had the 2014 release for the first time. Wouldn't say I was disappointed, but I was surprised. Surprised that it tasted exactly like the regular breakfast stout, which isn't a bad thing, just expected it to be a different animal. I smell the bourbon, but it doesn't come through in the taste all that much. I think the coffee cancels it out a little. I do like it more as it warms. I read someones post about unnecessarily barrel aging great beers. At the time, I didn't agree/understand (I usually say age anything and everything) but now I think I do. Breakfast stout didn't need any improvement and I don't think that aging this flavor profile made it any better. Dont get me wrong, it is still an exceptional brew that lives up to much of the hype and prestige. If I was rating on that aspect alone I would be between 4.25 and 4.50. I rated based as if grabbing off the shelf or blind tasting. There are better versions of this style in my opinion (Black Note).
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 17:14:56 | More by WesMantooth
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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