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:
12,462
Reviews:
3,188
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,493
Gots:
6,603
For Trade:
524
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4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage (drinking 03/2015) poured into a Stone RIS tulip

A - Pours a jet black with half a finger of tan/khaki head

S - Coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate, subtle bourbon. Wish the bourbon was more present in the nose of this. Sweet milk chocolate follows, roasted coffee bitterness underneath the sweet chocolate aromas.

T - This is a tasty beer. Tons of chocolate, coffee bitterness, but hardly any bourbon is present. This almost tastes like a brownie dipped in a cup of coffee. The coffee on the finish is great. The barrel is lacking though. No oakiness, no vanilla, nada.

M - medium bodied, but not quite chewy. Wish it was chewier.

O - Tad bit of a disappointment considering the hype. Really wish the bourbon was there. As a standard stout, this would be amazing. Grading as a BA stout, it comes up a bit short. Might just be the 2014 vintage isn't as strong as others?

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4.13/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev 0%
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4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
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4.76/5  rDev +4.4%
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4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +9.6%
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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.24/5  rDev -7%
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4.65/5  rDev +2%
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4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
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5/5  rDev +9.6%
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,462 ratings.
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