Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by vkv822:
4.38/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
big thanks to Stigs for sending this great extra!
Pours black with a chocolate head that dissipates quickly.
The bourbon and coffee are definitely the first thing I notice. In a pleasant surprise, this is not a total bourbon bomb as I expected. The coffee as well as some very earthy notes are quite present as well. It really reminds me of a chocolate covered espresso bean.There are also some faint oak notes.
The taste is a wonderful blend of bourbon, coffee and chocolate malts. The coffee is again of more earthy notes. And I am still pleasantly surprised with the upfront yet unobtrusive bourbon notes.
It has a bit of a thin body. It has just the right amount of carbonation. It is subtle yet not so light that it is flat.
Well I am very thankful that I now understand the love that this beer receives, though now I only want more! This was incredibly well balanced, and hid the 11% ABV extremely well.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2010 06:24:01 | More by vkv822
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4.86/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz vintage 2013
A: As dark as night. Looks like a blackhole of deliciousness.
S: Bourbon, whiskey, chocolate, figs, coffee, alcohol. Strong aroma.
T: Wow. Huge flavor profile. Whiskey and bourbon dominate. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, fig, dark fruits follow. Once again, wow.
M: Heavy. Tons of carbonation, decent bitterness, tons of warm alcohol notes.
O: Definitely the best BA stout out there. I've had the pleasure of having these beer three times before: 2010 Nassau, NY beer fest, 2011 Nassau NY beer fest and 2012 in a bar in Rhode Island. Completely missed out last year; until now. On my yeary visit to my undergrad school in Wilmington, NC, I came across a few bottles of 2013 KBS at my old beer store, Lighthouse Beer and Wines (Wrightsville Beach, NC). I hadn't been there in over 3 years and all the staff remembered me, so they just happened t mention the hidden KBS behind the counter. I couldn't appreciate it more. Glad I have a few 4-pks of KBS lined up for this year. Founders does it right!
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 02:09:36 | More by BoardwalkBock
4.75/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The story behind my trying this beer made it worth it even more. While visiting some friends in Kalamazoo, MI, several friends suggested making a trip to Grand Rapids to try the seasonal release of the KBS from Founders. We arrived around 5 am in the morning to find people wrapped around the brewery almost twice over. By the time noon rolled around, we found out that cases were no longer being sold because of the unanticipated number of people in queue. 30 minutes later, 12-packs were no longer available, and eventually by the time there were less than 50 people in front of us, we were informed that there were no longer any bottles available but the taproom still had plenty. We went in and I bought a pint and was immediately impressed. For a stout-drinker like myself, it was the epitome of perfection! It is slightly sweet from the higher-ABV, but otherwise a world-class beer!
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2014 21:27:33 | More by bdubs22
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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