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:
12,479
Reviews:
3,190
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
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4,494
Gots:
6,613
For Trade:
524
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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark black color with a brown head.

The aroma has a familiar FBS coffee of espresso beans, deeply roasted coffee. Then onto some bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and some bourbon to round it all out.

The beer hits in the front of dark roasted coffee, a milk and bittersweet chocolate. Then mid palate there's an attack of bourbon throughout until the finish. Vanilla melds into the brew and long with a hint of chocolate sweetness and lots of bourbon on the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium for a barrel aged brew.

I highly recommend this beer aged 6-12 months. I also recommend having it slightly cooler than cellar temperature, but not room temperature as the bourbon gets too aggressive.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark like FIS and yields a beautiful burnt mocha head, that does linger quite a while. Big lacing on the glass, pitch black - slightly lighter than FIS.

Dark chocolate, vanilla bean, oak, some coffee and a little bourbon. Really nice barrel character that well integrates with the base beer.

Very smooth, dark chocolate bitterness and some vanilla and oak sweetness on the finish.

Really nice - always up and down with this one, but at 6 months it's at it's best.

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3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,479 ratings.
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