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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omg. 2012 vintage and wow, that is some delicious stuff. great nose and smooth coffee chocolate flavor. i need more of this. now.

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

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

Today, a bottle fell into my hands thanks to the beer guy at Charleston Wines and Spirits. In great anticipation, I had to pour it tonight.

KBS pours a dark, deep red, color only visible in bright light and in the shadow of the glass. Barely any carbonation, just a thin ring of mocha bubbles at the rim, and a faint hint of air on the surface.

The smell is amazing. Vanilla, bourbon are the boldest, with just a faint hint of maple and roast.

The mouthfeel is the first thing you'll notice. Heavy and syrupy, the richness of the beer will coat your mouth and tongue with an amazing sheen of flavors.

KBS tastes like candy, in a way that no candy could possibly match. The bourbon is up front, definitely, followed by vanilla, the darkest of chocolates, a mapley flavor, and smoke, a mix of bacon and a fine cigar.

Finishing this richness is a dry, bourbon taste, leaving almost a caramel finish in the mouth. The taste sticks around, and would be well complimented with some vanilla bean ice cream and/or a fine cigar.

Totally worth the hype. Rich without being too sweet. Bold without being boozy. Beautiful color, texture and mouthfeel. 5/5, across the board.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,599 ratings.
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