Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev -6.5%
12 oz. bottle, February 2012 batch. Rich black pour with a fairly small, dark brown head. Nose is rife with vanilla, bourbon, wood, sweet molasses, espresso, and semi-sweet chocolate, along with some rich chocolate ganache. Flavor is heavenly, with delightful chocolate truffle, dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, roasted coffee, vanilla, almond, candied pecan... just outstanding. Rich palate but with quite nice carbonation. Awesome stuff.
04-24-2012 20:56:11 | More by sleepnbballrlife
4.8/5 rDev +3.7%
Look: Black with a brown ring at the top and totally opaque with absolutely no head
Smell: The nose has copious amounts of oak and bourbon upfront with some nice chocolate undertones
Taste: God damn wonderful bourbon and oak notes with some awesome chocolate and vanilla mid palate and some great roast and coffee on the finish
Mouthfeel: Full body with very little carbonation and a bit oily
Overall: Just fantastic
04-22-2012 23:43:37 | More by DarthKostrizer
4.78/5 rDev +3.2%
12oz bottle dated 3/17/2012 poured into CCB Hunahpu snifter.
Opaque, black, thin liquid. Light brown head quickly dissipates to thin ring.
Wonderful aroma of chocolate, coffee, light vanilla, bourbon, slight oak. Could sniff this one all night.
The taste doesn't disappoint. A complex amalgam of nicely roasted malt (smooth bitterness), chocolate, caramel and oats. The bourbon is present throughout, like nice background music.
Thick, nicely bitter, well carbonated. Smooth on the back end. Solid.
Very nice bourbon barreled stout, well balanced and complex. Not a 5, but close. I have probably been ruined by Peg's G.O.O.D. Rare D.O.S.
04-22-2012 03:16:04 | More by CaptCleveland
4.93/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured from a growler I scored, 2012 vintage, thanks Cicero's; shared it with a large tasting group.
It's black, it leaves a slight dark coating on the glass as you swirl it, the head was minimal and it disapated quickly to a light ring in the glass, legs abound as you swirl or tip the glass.
The smell is of boozy bourbon, light notes of chocolate and vanilla hit me while the oaky bourbon stays in the spotlight.
The taste is what you want in a breakfast stout, I get coffee, chocolates, and the bourbon. This growler is more boozy than past KBS I have had.
In my mouth it's silky and filling. It covers my mouth with warmth the way I could see it coat the glass. The carbonation is right and the finish is perfect for this style.
Nothing I can say can give this beer the respect it deserves. You know you should have some in your cellar. Once you've had it youknow what to expect from an aged breakfast stout, KBS sets the bar.
04-22-2012 02:36:57 | More by levon15
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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