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

A: 2010 edition, poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter, very dark red brown with a short dark tan head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: coffee, chocolate, espresso, oak, mocha, whiskey, vanilla, caramel, in short perfection

T: huge coffee flavor up front, dark roasted, whiskey, oak, fades into bitter dark chocolate, wonderful toasty malt profile, bitter hops appear towards the end

M: silky oil, very smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, alcohol invisible

O: Another big thanks to Jeffrey. This is an absolutely amazing imperial stout.

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

Finally getting around to reviewing this one...

Pours like engine oil, a beautiful jet black opaque color with a frothy milk chocolate head that lingers.

Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, tar, and roast malt begin the aroma. Decidedly coffee dominant, with enough bourbon and oak to add complexity to the roast malt character without overwhelming.

Luxurious is the only way to really describe the flavor. Sweet, rich malt balances the slightly bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and roast malt elegantly, while vanilla and toasted oak provide contrast. The finish is fairly dry and roasty. Coffee is definitely the prominent flavor, but it completely lacks acrid character, and it doesn't dominate. Bourbon gives it excellent complexity. Dark fruit notes of bruised cherries emerge late. Chocolate and bourbon ball character really comes out as it warms.

Body is full, smooth, creamy, and luscious. Carbonation is low, and alcohol warmth is significant, but not at all offputting.

Just delicious. I'm not a coffee drinker, so I tend to prefer more of a bourbon ratio, like in bourbon county, but this is just a damn good beer.

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