Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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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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Pours black as night with the thinnest head imaginable the dissipate rapidly. Smell is roasted nuts, chocolate, and fresh paint. Dark chocolate taste with a smooth cherry vanilla sweetness in the background with roasted toasty coffee malt notes. Smooth velvet texture and I mouth coating chalky aftertaste. Incredible smooth taste given it's ABV.

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2016 Vintage.

A: Black. Motor oil. Two fingers of creamy, tan head. Fairly quick dissipation. Fairly sticky lacing on the glass with good separation of bubbles on the glass, Used motor oil with a head.

S: Big, fairly roasty. Tones of vanilla, bourbon, some undertone of chocolate covered espresso beans. Dark, dark fruit undertones ala figs, prunes, etc.

T: Big, slightly prickly coffee up front. Again, chocolate covered espresso beans, some slight peppery notes. Stings in the nostrils Agitation brings about tannins with dark fruit. Vanilla picks up on the end note, with a lingering astringency of coffee. Aftertaste goes to the fruity, with super dark dried cherry and berries.

M: Medium bodied for the style. Definite roasty dryness on the finish. Not light bodied, but maybe light for the style? Residual sweetness (and roundness) comes out towards the finish as this warms up.

O: Good flavors. However, nothing "jumps out" like it does in some of the top tier Barrel Aged RIS. Glad I got a chance to pick a 4 pack up, but I'm not overly impressed for the dollars spend.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,470 ratings.
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