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: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not typically a fan of a warmer beer, but this one gets significantly better as it gets warmer. Patience is almost impossible with this beer, but resisting for 10 minutes at room temperature is worth it.

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

6oz draft in a small snifter.

A: Dark, dark brown with a caramel colored head

S: Chocolaty, Coffee, Caramel-vanilla

T: Very sweet with a delicious Bourbon taste that was not overly boozy

M: Thick and smooth, like a cream dream.

O: A very delicious beer! The hype is a little crazy, but if the beer consumers allow for it you can't really blame breweries for capitalizing. I went to two tastings around Grand Rapids and both co-founders of Founders were at each with a beer in hand to chat with people. Pretty awesome.

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

8-9oz a plastic cup because the bar ran out of glass tulips. Samples at Buffalo Wild Wings at 8 Ionia St NW, in Grand Rapids MI, Mar 20, 2014. Was home in GR for a medical emergency int he family...but had to make time for this.

A: Pitch black, almost no head, a few groupings of brown bubble son the surface.

S: Dominant bourbon and a roasty malt aromas. Hints of coffee and vanilla.

T: Unbelieveable! Bourbon up front, a really smooth bourbon flavor. Notes of roasted malts, hints of coffee and vanilla. Slight flavor of the alcohol, but as a nice warm complement to the main flavors.

M: Robust but velvety smooth. Soft on the palate.

O: Nearly perfect beer, of any style, this is simply an amazing beer that must be sampled.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,552 ratings.
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