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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

After the great Columbus chase of 2014 I finally got my hands on a couple of bottles. It is true that when you are considerate to the store, they are considerate back. What goes around comes around.

A-Poured aggressively into by tulip glass it poured a deep dark brown. I got a nice head with the pour, a beautiful mocha colors which held its old for a bit.

S-Got some oaky smell, but what came through for me was the coffee, and a slight hint of chocolate

T-Took the first pull while it was cold and got a big hit of bourbon upfront, then a nice kiss of chocolate followed by a nice coffee finish. As it warmed up I got a lot more coffee forward, big roasted taste.

M- I'd call this medium, not too thick, not too thin. Goldilocks would love this beer.

O-A very good stout, that is great for breakfast. (Which is how I had it). I'll drink it again, but with other great stouts more easily available I probably won't hunt this down again.

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

ReReview 04-04-14....
Not as good as past vintages. Thinner and more porter like, lots of coffee/bourbon/chocolate in aftertase. However it is lacking with in your face aroma and flavor. Maybe I am spoiled, but not as god-like as it's former self , still an amazing brew as it is now, but nothing like I remember. Slightly disappointed in Founder's after all the expansion, Breakfast Stout has/ is not the same, nor is KBS now.


figured this would be a good place to start for my first review since it's the best beer I've ever had and prolly ewill have this year

Bottled 2-25-11 poured into New Belgium Globe

A- Jet black with dark brown mocha head that sticks around for awhile... Looks beautiful

S- Bourbon and vanilla dominate, with hints of coffe and chocolate.. Alcohol.. Just incredible

T- Where to begin so complex and smooth and balanced it's ridiculous... Bourbon dominates the aroma up front, lingering into a awesome dark chocolate/coffee taste that stays long after it's gone... High ABV is masked perfectly and is there just enough to warm ya up....Tons if oaky bourbon flavor as it warms

M- perfect.... Coats the mouth with all the flavors and clings on to ur
tastebuds forever, good minimal carbonation and incredibly smooth

O- Founders is one of the best and they never fail to remind you of that with KBS. best stout money can buy imho... Had a ton of gre
at stouts over the winter and can honestly say this beer is worth the hunt and money you will go through/pay from here on out... Look forward to
having the rest in the future

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

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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