KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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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): 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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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown. Almost black. A thin light brown head that quickly fades.

S- Bourbon, dark roasted malts, booze, some coffee.

T- Yum. Bourbon up front giving way to dark chocolate and coffee. The alcohol is there but well masked.

M- Smooth as silk. Medium/full body. Again you get an alcohol presence, but it doesn't detract in any way.

O- This beer lives up to the hype. A masterpiece. Bravo.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.92/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another beer that had me worried about the hype. It lived up to it, as did Heady.

A- brownish blackish black. Coffee head that got to about 1 finger with an aggressive pour then calmed down quickly.

S- bourbon, chocolate, coffee, sweet. So much complexity. There were so many flavors it was hard to pull them all out.

T- Rich, sweet, smooth, tiny alcohol burn that I hoped for. Too easy to drink. Left me wanting a second one. Tasted bourbon, coffee, vanilla.

M- nailed the consistency. Velvet. Creamy. Not oily. Not overly thick. Just what I hoped for. Carbonation balances the beverage but is hardly noticeable past that.

O- I just said to my wife "I was really looking forward to this one, but I would rather sit on these last few than drink them on anything other than a special night." This beer shocked me. Best stout I've had. Phenomenal.

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Glass Used: Teku

Appearance: The stout poured a raven black with some brown highlights. You see a root beer color around the edges when held against a light. A thin chocolate milk foamy cap rests on the surface. When the head begins receding, some lacing is left behind.

Smell: Wow...big bourbon and oak fill the nose followed by dark bittersweet chocolate, and espresso notes. Also get the booze.

Taste: Big bourbon, coffee, chocolate, heavy roasted malts, booze are present. When you take a sip and savor, it tastes like a rich chocolate cake made with espresso and soaked in bourbon. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth and cooling alcohol vapor. While the 11% is felt, it's not un-welcomed or overpowering.

Overall: Amazing. This was my first KBS and I do understand the hype. It's an amazing and fantastic stout. Period.

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,935 ratings