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

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.92/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.4/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.85/5  rDev +5.2%

Review #750
2014 Vintage, poured into my Founders snifter

A- pours a deep & dark jet black color with a small khaki-brown creamy head that eventually reduces to a film on top, alcohol legs sticking to the sides 4

S- deep and rich aromas of dark chocolate mix with fresh espresso coffee up front, sweet notes of vanilla bean, fresh cream, molasses & caramel follow. Toasted almonds mix with a woodsy oak character and bourbon barrel juice, black licorice & dried fig close it out. The complexities of the aroma continues to open as it warms, simply amazing 5

T- rich bitter-sweet dark chocolate coats the tongue with freshly ground coffee quickly kicking in, sweet vanilla bean follows into the mid-palate that cuts through the coffee & seems to emphasize the chocolate. Highlights of dark cherry and fig kick in, with sweet caramel, the barrel gives notes of toasted almonds and charred oak, eventually leading into a bit hit of bourbon and closing out with smoky malt and more sweet chocolate mixed with bourbon. The linger stays on the palate long after sipping 5

M- medium-thick body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel with an oily warming finish, lingers of alcohol 4

O- Every year I have this beer, it remains my favorite. The complexity of flavors and aromas mix perfectly and leave you wanting more with each sip. I'll continue to trade for this one every year, simply outstanding 5

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Here it is folks, my review for the infamous KBS. Pours out a black color with about half a finger of tan head. Smell is coffee and bourbon for days, followed by some chocolate and vanilla taking a backseat. Taste is mostly coffee and bourbon, followed by the chocolate and vanilla, just like the nose. Mouthfeel is a medium to full. Definetely lives up to the hype for me.

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Well, here it is, the legendary KBS. Released only once a year, this is a stout at its heaviest and most complex. Huge amounts of coffee and chocolate are added to dark malts, then aged in oak bourbon barrels. The result is the a beer with a perfect rating.

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,768 ratings
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