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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4.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice depth of flavors to this beer and it's worth some of the hype. I can easily see why so many enjoy it. However, it's a little thin for my tastes . . . mouthfeel is the wild card in my opinion and is what separates the boys from the men. Would have liked to have tried this several years ago when it was considered the best around. Have heard it was best to eat with a spoon . . . if that was true, it's not anymore.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.92/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Utterly fantastic. Worth the chase. Great notes of chocolate, oatmeal and brown sugar. Bourbon barrel aging adds great complexity. Strong through the mid-palate and smooth on the finish. Tasted at a tap takeover in Boston in a tulip glass. If you are able to find it on-tap, you won't be disappointed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours midnight black with an almost crude oil appearance. A very small mocha colored head that dissipated quickly with just some slight lacing.

S: Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and roasted espresso beans. A truly wonderful smelling beer. Perhaps not as pronounced as BCBS or the variants, but still very enjoyable.

T: Follows the nose closely. Fairly strong bourbon up front combined with roasty coffee and bitter chocolate. Some vanilla in the back.

M: Full bodied with a creamy texture. Fairly well carbonated for a brew with this ABV. Everything I want in a big stout.

O: I had a small sampling of the 2013 vintage this year at EBF and was a little underwhelmed, but this bottle was truly great beer. Now I need to find a few more...

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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