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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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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

A: Black with hints of dark ruby around bottom and top of glass. Dark tan head about a finger width. Can see the alcohol along the top of the glass.

S. Coming through the strongest is the coffee, then chocolate, almost giving it a mocha smell. slight hint of vanilla and bourbon in the background

T. Right off the bat you get chocolate and coffee, finishing off with a slight bourbon and vanilla taste. A slight alcohol burn at the end and almost like a dark fruit taste like raisin.

M. Medium mouth feel. slightly syrupy.

O. This is the best stout I have tasted. Its unfortunate that it is so limited. If I could get regularly, this would be my go to beer. I will be cellaring two of them and trying in a couple years.

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour is a black body with a finger of mocha colored head that retains very well.
Sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and bourbon on the nose.
Great taste of chocolate, vanilla, roasty coffee, slight bourbon, alcohol warmth, and oak barrel.
Drinks full with slight carbonation. Gets dry at the end.
A great beer that shines on all fronts allowing all the components to come out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's dark as night. Hardly any head to speak of, and very lightly carbonated.

Smells of coffee and chocolate... Sweet and candy like. Almost like a Riesen candy, if you've ever had one.

The flavor mimics the aroma identically, but intensifies what you're smelling by immersing your pallet. Absolutely no surprises outside of how easy-to-drink this beer is for an 11.2% ABV. While this is a very full-bodied stout, it drinks like light beer. Before you know it, the experience is over and you feel every ounce of the potency.

I've heard all the hype... And after finally sampling two bottles, I suppose it's well justified. This is an amazing stout. Didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as did, and now I'm sad it's over. Hopefully next April I'll be able to snatch up some more and hang onto it.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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