Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
There is an awful lot hype behind this beer. This is great for Founders and stores.
I would like to start off by saying last years KBS was much better. There was a much brighter Bourbon nose last year. This year the bourbon notes are very light and the taste is not really there. The chocolate is good, but I would prefer a heavier Bourbon flavor.
That is my review from last year above...
Much weaker flavor this year that is so eclipsed by the hype that I am disappointed .
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2013 02:47:58 | More by Sandbarunner
4.49/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Grabbed a bottle at Joe Canal's Black Friday sale a week ago so it's got almost 8 months on it at this point.
Appearance: Jet black with a nice mocha head that sticks around for a while. Lacing all over the glass at is disappears. Pretty stout.
Smell: coffee, chocolate, and a nice sweet bourbon smell. Exceptional smelling bourbon barrel stout. Little roasty too.
Taste: Bourbon out front and coffee follows immediately. Even with a bit of age on it it's still has a great balance to it. It's a sipper, but not because of the heat (which is non existent) or intense bourbon barrel flavor. It's just delicious. The flavors come together wonderfully. I definitely think it deserves the hype it gets.
Moutfeel: A little thin, suprisingly. I expected this to have a bit more chewiness to it to be honest. I'd say this is it's one minor flaw.
Overall: Hunt this beer down, trade for it, whatever (don't chase trucks...that's lame). It's worth a bit of effort and certainly worth the price ($5-9 for 12 oz). Top 5 stout for me.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2013 05:12:45 | More by CassinoNorth
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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