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: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage

Pours a thick dark black, soft tan head, a bit low on the carbonation on the pour, but the head still appeared.

Smell is roasted coffee, molasses, chocolate, hints of oak and vanilla. The smells are very distinct, don't have to think hard to find them.

The taste is boozy up front. Still very hot. Bourbon. Roasty espresso in the middle, with dark chocolate and bitterness on the end.

Great mouthfeel. Very smooth, full on the mouth, milky finish.

Overall, this is a great beer, but still needs at least another year on it, maybe 2 before it hits its stride.

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Absolutely incredible beer. Served in a CCB Hunahpu Snifter.
Not as strong of bourbon smell or flavor as I expected, but just an incredible flavor. Strong Bold coffee, first and foremost, in both the smell and taste. Mild vanilla.
Bourbon came through more as the chill came off and beer rose toward room temperature. This is easly one of the best beers I've ever had, right along with Hunahpu on my favorite list.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,554 ratings.
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