Founder’s 2011 “Kentucky Breakfast Stout” (KBS)

      Every spring, beer lovers find themselves searching, calling local distributors and brew stores, hoping to get their hands on maybe just one 12oz bottle of a very tasty beer. I know, I know, it sounds a little crazy. I myself start to ask questions when there is a lot of hype built around a beer. That just means I have to try it for myself. What is this beer? Many know it simply as “KBS”. Luckily I did not have to do too much foot work to find this popular beer thanks to a new site, NewJerseyCraftBeer.com, which should be utilized by anyone in the New Jersey area. Thanks to this site I had updates on where “KBS” could be found and when. Enough hype, on to the brew.
       Founder’sKentucky Breakfast Stout” AKA “KBS”. Yes you may be aware of and even love their “Breakfast Stout”, but you may have never seen their “KBS” due to the fact that people snatch it up so quickly! I was about to get my hands on some this year. It poured black and silent like motor oil with a thin brown head that dissipated rather quickly. The aroma was incredible with hints of rich espresso, raisins, smoke, vanilla and dark chocolate. I immediately wished I had an air freshener or scented candle that smelled just like this beer. The taste initially gave flavors of bourbon, vanilla and oak that it acquired while aging,. Then this beer got deeper and opened up to reveal dark chocolate, hops and coffee. The mouthfeel was medium and not as syrupy as I would have thought from the pour. The finish was smooth and rich with a mocha coffee flavor that ends with bitter hops. The 11.2% ABV is very well controlled so take your time, this complex brew is the definition of a perfect sipping beer. You may still have time to score a bottle or two of 2011’s “KBS”. Here’s to Good Beers!
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4 Responses to Founder’s 2011 “Kentucky Breakfast Stout” (KBS)

  1. Rick says:

    You and I seemed to agree on this, I was shocked both by how strong the bourbon was and how much I enjoyed it as I am not a big bourbon fan. I have one left in my fridge and I am debating on how long to wait before I crack it open.

  2. BrewThusiast says:

    Rick, Thanks for checking out the site! I am with you on not being a big bourbon fan. I don’t mind it but don’t go out of my way for it really. I have a terribly hard time holding on to beer. I don’t age beer simply because I don’t have the patience! I might be dead tomorrow and never got to try it! Carpe Diem! Cheers!

  3. Rick says:

    Just saw your response, I love Dead Poets Society!!! Yeah I still have that 1 in there I am just waiting for a win in life to enjoy it.

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