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:
12,470
Reviews:
3,188
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,493
Gots:
6,606
For Trade:
523
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Auraan
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured an inky black with a slight red tinge around the edges and a solid one finger of thick tan head that receded to a thick cap of tan leaving abundant lacing down the glass. An excellent looking Imperial stout. Scents of oak, vanilla, rich chocolate, notes of bourbon, some faint coffee and a hint of alcohol. A wonderful, enticing, rich, strong aroma profile, that is amazingly executed and extremely appealing. Flavor begins with a rich hit of roasted black coffee, mingled with some dark cocoa and roast malt flavors and hints of bittersweet chocolate, moving into more abundant flavors of rich bittersweet and dark chocolate, cocoa and now notes of bourbon and alcohol, alongside some oak and vanilla. Finish is heavy on oak, bourbon and alcohol flavors, with roasted coffee and cocoa notes present as well. Aftertaste is roasted coffee, cocoa powder, bourbon, alcohol and notes of oak. An amazing flavor profile that is rich, bold and wonderfully balanced between coffee, cocoa, chocolate and bourbon flavors. Simply fantastic. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and a pronounced alcohol warmth with a smooth and somewhat silky feel. An excellent mouthfeel that is both smooth and warming and lends it self well to sipping. Very well done. Overall this is an amazing stout with a fantastic aroma profile, a wonderful flavor profile and an excellent mouthfeel that aids the entire experience. Well worth having.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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

I poured this beer and let it warm up. It has a jet black body with thin tan head. The smell is of roasted malt with chocolate with a hint of bourbon. The taste has a roasted malt and chocolate through out with coffee hints. Then on the back of the tongue the bourbon comes in to play. The mouthfeel is great and overall a great beer.
this bottle is from 2013

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Dawgboned37
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this one a number of times, but my favorite was on tap on 5/16/14. Served in a tulip glass with a 2 finger head that I could just bury my nose into. Smooth bourbon on the nose with lovely aromas of roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel and delicious roasty bourbon and even chocolate on the sip. The coffee flavors come through so well as it hits the back of my tongue. The I breathe out and catch all of the great flavors again. Bravo.

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Glanzman
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours a thick, jet black color with a tan, 1 finger head. Minimal lacing.

Smells awesome! Dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and bourbon.

Taste awesome and exactly how it smells.

This is an exceptional beer... worth the hype and the $6 per bottle I paid.

Savor this one! A 10 out of 10.

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3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -23.2%

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