KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
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KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.30%

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

Now labeled as "KBS."

ABV varies by batch.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

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Photo of squack
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of xungmound98
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter. Pitch black color with about 1/4” of mocha-colored head. Swishing the beer around leaves an oily residue and spotty lacing on the sides. Smell is an intense mix of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. Taste is equally complex, and includes all the aforementioned; heavy on roasted malts. A mild wave of bourbon heat shows up in the throat after every sip. After the first taste it's hard to restrain myself from downing this in a minute. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and palette-coating. An exceptional beer.

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Photo of kenzilka007
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - dark as night with a slight tan head and sticky lacing
Smell - malty, sweet smell. Almost like maple syrup smell. Sweet vanilla and dark chocolate some coffe. Also has that oak bourbon barrel scent
Taste - taste like strong coffee with bourbon added. You can taste the bourbon for sure! Get's better when it's a little warmer. Has that coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate
Feel - medium carbonated thick pallet. Very smooth and creamy.
Overall - great beer! If you like coffee and bourbon you'd love this beer!

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -29.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of prtwin2a
4.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, espresso brown
S: Espresso, dark chocolate
T: It's hard to overcome the carbonated taste, but after a few minutes, you get to experience the marriage of bourbon and espresso very nicely.
M: Tons of carbonation, feels like a Dr. Pepper
D: Sharp in the beginning, but mellows out in the finish.

Overall: B+

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.04/5  rDev -12.2%
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 +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 13,211 ratings