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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,167 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7167
Reviews: 2419
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels for over a year.

Note, this is NOT simply barrel-aged Breakfast Stout. It is an entirely different beer.

Now labeled as "KBS."

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004)
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pitch black with a thick, dense brown head

S: Chocolate with strong roasty notes. The bourbon is quite understated in the aroma

T: Smooth and creamy chocolate and coffee deliciousness. A little vanilla. Some bourbon on the finish, but it's very in balance and drinkable for the ABV

M: Low carbonation, creamy and mouth coating, but not sweet or sticky.

O: quite excellent. A very tasty and drinkable imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 05:31:56 | More by kscaldef
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Bought a 4-pack at a smoke and bottle shop in Flagstaff, AZ. The 4-pack was expensive but I just couldn't pas up the opportunity to try this.

Appearance: The color of this beer is amazing. Very dark, almost completely black. Not a large head but enough of one to get the beautiful tan color of the head.

Aroma: I got the bourbon right off the bat and then got hints of almost semi-sweet chocolate and a small hint of vanilla. I could smell this beer forever.

Taste: A lot like the aroma where the bourbon alcohol flavor comes through first and then more of a hint of the chocolate than the vanilla.

Overall: This was well worth the money I spent on it. This is an amazing beer and I could drink this everyday.

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4.86/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I bought this beer from a liquor store where the limit was one per customer and they only had a few cases! tough to get your hands on this one. Instead of trying it right away, I decided to wait for the right occasion, which happened to be a few weeks after purchase.

The beer was chilled in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before opened and poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Opaque country night black with a mid level tan foamy head. Just looking at this one was a serious treat.

Smell: Here is where i noticed the year long aging in an oak bourbon barrel, with a hint of chocolate and coffee following the classical bourbon taste.

Taste: Strikes the tongue with the bourbon notes first, finishing with coffee and dark chocolate notes. Aftertaste leaves you wanting more.

Mouth feel: Consistently chewy, inviting as hell, silky with an easy carbonation - not too carbonated

Overall: This is definitely the best brew i have been able to get my hands on. Considering I am just starting to explore the immense world of craft brews, this beer still comes out on top. If you have the chance to buy Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, get as many as you can!!

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A: Chewy lookin, super viscous, completely opaque. Moderate pour brought fourth a one finger head of a tan hue that dissipated in a hurry, lacing seems moderate. Not able to access the level of carbonation.

S: Warm dry aroma, roasted malt with dark chocolate. Some mellow wood undertones with a syrupy sweetness. Black cherry, prunes, date, and fig, and light coffee flank the nose. Smells less burnt than the imperial stout, maybe some chocolate liquor or genial whisky

T: Initially tall and roasted, chocolate malts come crashing in before the powerful bourbon profile erupts onto the palate. Dry wood, oak, roots, dirt and earth. The bourbon persists into the middle mouth in a powerful fashion clashing with sweeter notes of milk chocolate and toffee – this creates a façade of chocolate liquor, which incorporates spice of anise and faint caramel. A resounding rich espresso is playful throughout. The resinous bourbon reverberates back into the finish, which is warming; shyly boozy – spiced rum inspired vanilla peaks through in the transition between the middle mouth and finish. Hallowed and delicious

M: Big body, heated, chewy as hell, thick, light to no carbonation. After taste is dry and offly sweet, slightly resinous, can get the oak and some earth in there.

O: Hot Damn! I was honestly scared to drink this, worried about the hype and my preconceived notions. This beer lived up, completely. I was pretty enthralled with the FIS, but this is something else. The bourbon is so forward and so delicious – I wasn’t getting the BA craze, but this makes sense. I likely won’t cross paths with this beer again until next year, but I will now seek out any BA stouts I can find.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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