Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company

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

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Ratings: 9,131
Reviews: 2,549
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,607
Gots: 3,366 | FT: 240
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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Definitely enjoyed, wasn't sure if would live up to the hype, but was very good. I like deliverance ale (lost abbey) and bell's black note better overall, but wouldn't turn away any opportunity to drink KBS when available.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One hell of a big brew. Looks kinda flat then the head appears at the end of the pour. Nice rich Bourbon nose. Taste you have to experience. If you like Bourbon or whiskey in general you'll love it. Exceptional in every way. Loses a few points for drinkability because it's so damn dominating. A one at a time brew, but it's also priced that way too. A can't miss if you like world class stouts.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage

Pours jet black with 1/2 finger mocha/tan/light brown head. Quickly dissipates and leaves a thin collar around. Leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

Aroma consists mostly of freshly ground coffee. Upon further inspection, I get some bourbon, vanilla, oak, mocha, and fusel alcohol. Possibly some soy sauce as well

The initial flavor that hits my palate is fresh ground coffee. In the midpalate, I get some roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. The finish is dry: chocolate, coffee, and some bourbon heat with a big roasted/char flavor. One of the things I like about this beer is that the bourbon barrel is kept in check. The bourbon definitely lets you know that it is there but, its not overpowering. The coffee is nicely integrated in this beer as well. I dont get that acrid aftertaste that many other coffee stouts have.

This is a chewy, viscous liquid. Its basically a meal in a glass. Low carbonation but entirely appropriate for a bourbon barrel stout.

Really drinkable stuff. All of the flavors are nicely integrated which makes for an enjoyable drinking experience. I could drink a couple of these in a night. Rightly deserving of its spot.

2011 vintage

Lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, graham cracker, and chocolate with a little coffee. Really, a dessert in a glass. Very tasty

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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