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:
12,549
Reviews:
3,205
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
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4,492
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6,648
For Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great BA coffee stout. Not quite BCBCS, but pretty close. Much better fresh, but perfect at about 3 months were the coffee bite starts to fade and smooth out the beer before it starts to unbalance.

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Photo of 215drinker
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice soft silky feel
Not an over powering taste
Great beer all around

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

Photo of ChugginOil
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured @ The Bavarian Lodge: Sinner or Saint?

Black as always. Looks oily. A quarter inch of dark tan head. Small spotty lace.

The nose has a ton of coffee, more so than the bottle. Subtle bourbon, chocolate, caramel, tannin, and roast.

The taste is coffee forward with dark chocolate notes, roasted malts, light vanilla and oak. The bourbon is much more subtle than the bottled version. The balance and array of flavors is just as stunning as always.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy as hell. Silky and beastly.

Overall, amazing beer. This is a great example of how a great beer can vary between serving types. Excellent for both ways. Leaning towards the bottled version more because of the prevelant bourbon notes.

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

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

Served on-tap at EBF 2010 in Boston, MA into a tasting glass at the appropriate temperature (02/20/10).

A: Pours a dark, dark brown nearing black with a nice 1 finger creamy light tan head.

S: Wonderful coffee aroma, similar to Breakfast Stout only enhanced with some sweet, sticky bourbon and some rich cocoa and milk chocolate.

T: Coffee hits the palate first and is quickly followed by a surge of chocolate/cocoa engulfed in bourbon. Really full and rich with great complexity.

M: Full-bodied with fairly low and creamy carbonation with a nice warming bourbon that coats the entire palate quite nicely.

D: With a flavor profile such as this along with the fact that the 11.2% abv. is completely masked, this is a dangerously drinkable Imperial Stout.

Overall this beer certainly lived up to its hype for me and is yet another expertly crafted Imperial Stout from Founders. Highly Recommended.

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

Pours pitch black with a motor oil thickness. No head to speak of.

Aroma is smokey dark grain and generous coffee. Subdued bourbon notes.

Taste is hearty and complex. Strong espresso coffee flavoring up front with a nice touch of chocolate. Finish is dry and brings vanilla and bourbon with hints of dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is medium-full. Very smooth.

A very nice stout. I'm surprised at the smooth blending of flavor. Very tasty. Although there certainly is alcohol, it is well hidden for an enjoyable stout experience.

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

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,549 ratings.
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