Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,172 | Reviews: 2,498 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Got it in a trade with a local.
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Looks like any other stout, dark, caramel, almost coke colored.
S: FANFREAKINGTASTIC, Coffee, Vanilla, if this was an air freshener I'd buy it.
T: In law school terms...180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 (meaning 99th percentile on the LSAT) this is a MUST HAVE for any Beer enthusiast.
M: It lets you know it's a big beer, not too carbonated. Just perfect.
O: 100, this is probably the best beer I've ever had so far in my two years of craft beer drinking.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2012 20:27:28 | More by tofuspeedstar
4.43/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2012 bottle thanks to thebeerisgood enjoyed on 8/27/12 in a Founder's snifter.
Pour: Pitch black with a quarter finger khaki head. Recedes quickly to a rim. Surprisingly leaves a light lacing. Got some legs too. EDIT: this beer is revised from a 4.5 to a 5 (midglass) for excellent lacing, especially for a beer of this style
Smell: Huge coffee notes, followed by a fantastic caramel vanilla. Bourbon is really in a supportive role here. Some toffee comes through at the end as well, but only a tad.
Taste: Wow. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toffee, and roasted malt all meld together is a milkshake of bourbon undertones. It is truly hard to distinguish where one flavor profile ends, and another begins. I would say a raw mocha start, which gets blended with the bourbon vanilla, and then blossoms withs caramel and toffee towards the end. Coffee has the final say, mingling with the bourbon as this hangs on the palate.
Mouthfeel: Like no other bourbon barrel stout I've had. This has all the flavors of a the best bourbon barrel imps (a la Parabola) with NONE of the burn. I'm astounded that at 6 months, this beer is so good and so smooth. A fantastic sipper, not necessarily because it's hard to drink, but because you truly want it to last.
Overall: This beer is a true gem. Bravo Founders.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2012 01:44:43 | More by cfrances33
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,172 ratings.