Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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 +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Absolutely perfect beer. There isn't another on the market that can replicate this. I have tried in homebrewing but can't come close.....but who should expect to get close to such a great brewery?

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4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drove all the way to Grand Rapids to try some. Was able to come home with some bottles. Poured very heavy, giving a small tan head. Dark thick body. No light comes through. Smell is very minimal bourbon with lots of coffee. Some wood smell. Taste is coffee with more bourbon than the smell. Very good. One of the best beers I've had. Poured the beer somewhere around 55 degrees.

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.44/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally had it on tap at Jerry's in Andersonville. Couldn't believe my luck. It's got the color of black silk and the mouthfeel fulfills the promise of the look. It is super smooth and elegant. The nose was somewhat subdued, coffee, licorice and a hint of bourbon. Taste had these and a bit of tobacco but all in much more distinct ways than the nose. I expected a big monster of a beer but this was smooth, subtle, and nuanced in flavor. Did it live up to the hype? How could it? But it was one pretty amazing beer and an astonishingly well-balanced one.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.7% out of 100 with 12,677 ratings
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