Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by wcintula:
4.13/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Wowee, I finally get to drink one of these. The last time I had the chance, I was so sick I couldn't even enjoy a full draft pour.
Bottled 02/17/12 and poured into a Duvel glass. Pours black as night and thick as oil, no light passes through whatsoever. Smell of chocolate, vanilla and wood; all the tell-tale signs of a bourbon barrel aged stout are present. The taste matches with some underlying notes of peat and other charred flavors.
A full-bodied, delicious beer, one you have no excuse not to drink. Go get one.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2012 21:45:05 | More by wcintula
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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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