Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +8%
If I could give this 6's all around I would. let me start off by saying that this is not in my typical wheelhouse. I'm a hop head through and through but this was one that I couldn't pass up. I was up in Waterbury VT for a beer release this past weekend and was fortunate enough to find myself at the Prohibition Pig - one of my favorite taprooms I might add. They had a keg of KBS from 2012 that they tapped. Immediately with your first sip you get notes of coffee but before you know it they are taken over by chocolate and vanilla. This is one of the smoothest beers that I have ever had. There is just no bitterness to it. If it wasn't for the ABV north of 11% I could drink this all night. This is the second time I was blessed with trying this beer. The first time was in the bottle.
02-20-2014 00:11:25 | More by dinosvino
4.56/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks to jbaker67 for the trade! Bottled on 03/23/2013. 12 oz bottle poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter.
Appearance: Pours about a finger of quickly dissipating dark brown head. Black body.
Aroma: Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and nutty coffee beans. Just a bit of sweet bourbon left in the nose. The standout here is the deep, chocolaty notes.
Taste: Up front you get that sweet, caramel/butterscotch bourbon barrel. Follows with more of those awesome chocolate notes, almost like a dark chocolate mocha with lots of cream and smooth roasted coffee beans. Finishes with a bit of oaky bourbon barrel.
Mouthfeel: Almost perfect. Full and very creamy. Warming but only in the best way.
Overall: Needless to say a beer like this is always a treat. What I enjoyed most was the amazing notes of creamy chocolate with the bourbon rounding everything out. Had I tried this fresher I’m sure the bourbon would have been more present but as it is now it’s still an amazing beer. Well balanced and nuanced. Highly recommended.
02-13-2014 05:07:51 | More by CowsandBeer
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,355 ratings.