Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

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."

ABV varies by batch.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12,647
Reviews:
3,233
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
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4,499
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6,682
For Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Looking forward to this one!

Appearance: completely and totally black with a thin finger of rich brown foam. Quite good indeed.

Smell: sweet and rich; roasty without being acrid. There's a deep bouquet of fruit flavors, almost like a quadrupel. Oaky, vanilla and bourbon notes from the long barrel aging, but nothing over the top. A well-balanced, well-considered, and very enticing aroma.

Taste: the flavor has a little bit more edge to it than the aroma. Darkly fruity right up front with a good coffee character coming through -- something that was much less prevalent in the aroma. There's definitely a harsher bitterness in the flavor, probably from all the roast. There's also that characteristic vegetal hop aftertaste, which, while it's not my favorite thing, is kind of integral to the style. I love the deep, dark fruitiness, though.

Mouthfeel: huge body with a silky, smooth creaminess. It just goes down eeeasy.

Overall: an extremely tasty and capable beer. Certainly not a session quaffer, but definitely something I want to have more of.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,647 ratings.
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