Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 7,991 | Reviews: 2,495 | Display Reviews Only:
4.55/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle to HFS sniffer
A: dark dark brown like the color of black coffee with absolutely no head or lining or anything of the sort just blackness
S: Well you can definitely smell the bourbon with a heavy hint of alcohol there is a sweetness to the smell though not quite dark fruit but close. Bourbon smell is almost overpowering
Edit (1/12/2013): after nearing a year of aging and a few months the booze smell is not as overpowering and there is a presence of dark chocolate in the nose
T: The taste follows the nose with the bourbon but that is balanced out with dark chocolate and that dark fruit taste from the smell but it is extremely well balanced I'm not a Bourban guy but I actually really enjoy this not over powering but a few strong heavy flavors that all are evenly represented
Edit (1/12/2013): There is a lot of dark chocolate in the front that is then balanced out by the bourbon but there are also definitely some presence of coffee or coco nibs
M: the feel is smooth very thick and very chewy almost a toffee like aftertaste feel but there is no hint of alcohol so it goes down very easily if it wasn't for the heaviness of the flavors it would be sessionable
O: This is by far and away the best bourbon barrel aged beer that I have tasted still but after finishing the whole bottle it did not sit well with me the booze flavor started to come out and hard anything isn't my thing if you like kentucky whiskey get your hands on this but if you don't may not be worth it
Edit (1/12/2013): Ive realized I just can't have a full bottle of this beer but after comparing it to BCBS on back to back days this is definitely the better of the two and is a really good beer, I now highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 01:04:36 | More by Pinknuggets
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,991 ratings.