Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.41/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to sobeleg for the trade. Cheers
Appearance: pours a thick coffee black with a one finger head that dissipates to a light cream ring around the glass. There is only the slight transparency around the rim of the beer.
Smell: coffee and bourbon on the nose. there is some sweet vanilla.
Taste: WOW! subtle coffee right up front with sweet vanilla rounds off the palate. bourbon hits you with a nice touch but not overpowering considering it was in barrels for a year. There is a grass aftertaste that reminds me of being on a farm with horses all around. guess thats also why its KBS.
Mouthfeel: full and thick but not crazy. finishes nice and resinous on the tongue.
Overall: this is a very special brew that is perfect for the BA stout style. It really sets the bar with perfect balance of vanilla, coffee, and bourbon. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2013 22:49:30 | More by Lucho
4.79/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
2013 KBS - Opened a bottle on March 27th, the first day of this year's bottle release:
A - As always, a super dark oil black color with a nicely creamy light brown head.
S - Coffee and bourbon all over the top of it in a great way. Behind them, chocolate with hints of vanilla.
T - This beer ages great, but it's so nice to have it fresh again. The bourbon comes through in a way that just doesn't hang on with aging. It makes me wonder how much bourbon was still in the barrels when Founders put the beer in them.
M - The aroma and taste has lots of great boozy characteristics, but it's not hot in the mouth the way one might expect.
O - Amazing! I can't wait to slowly drink my bottles over the next year to experience the diversity time will give this beer's flavors.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2013 08:43:40 | More by TheBeerTruck
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,196 ratings.