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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
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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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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition. Poured into a snifter. Aged for a year. Thanks, Shannon.

A: Coal black. A half finger tan head that doesn't last long. Not much lacing.

S: Espresso, anise, leather, licorice. Bourbon. Very nice.

T: Smooth, sweet. Sublime. Coffee slides in with a viscous feel. Then chocolate with light vanilla and cognac. As it warms, the bourbon comes out, with a nice mellow feeling. Can't feel the 11.2...until it's too late.

M: heavy with thick viscosity. Not much carbonation.

O: One of the best beers I've ever tried. A true sipper, special occasion beer. Promise your first born, whatever it takes to experience a KBS.

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.77/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: pours jet black, some nice tan head, about a fingers worth. Not too much lacing, leaves a ice ring around the glass, but this, too, eventually disappears.

S: WOW! lots of rich, dark chocolate. coffee and roasted malts also present. Some nice oak and bourbon notes present as well. Chocolate is the real dominating thing on the nose. This beer smells delicious.

T: Tastes great. a nice mix of coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon. It all intertwines very nicely. No one thing dominates the taste. The bourbon is more present and fades into the background as it cools. bourbon is nicely present in the aftertaste as it lingers in my mouth.

M: great mouthfeel. thick, creamy, carbonated well for the style.

O: this is an incredible beer! no wonder it is so highly sought after. WOW

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

Great at about 8 months in. Had it fresh from bottle and wasn't nearly as good. Haven't tried this year's batch fresh.

From previous tastings I'd say it peaks at about the 6-9 month mark. Very mellow and balanced. The coffee flavors are well balanced (not bitter like when it first came out).

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,836 ratings
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