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KBS - Kentucky Breakfast Stout brewed by the Founders Brewing
KBS - Kentucky
Breakfast Stout brewed by the Founders Brewing - Grand Rapids,
we've got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of
coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an
entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through
in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight. 11.2% ABV.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance: Sludgy pour yields black with a ring of creamed
coffee-colored head. Three or four dozen bubbles perch on the surface. Great
legs. Very viscous. Very rich-looking. Quite the promising start.
Aroma: Trusty bourbon-vanilla nose with serious dark roast, black coffee,
alcohol fumes, burned-out lactose, and char. Huge nose that's whiskey forward
with some excellent oaky qualities that come off like sandalwood. Intertwining
flavors include dark roast coffee, root beer, dark stewed fruits, bitter
chocolate, anise, and butter rum.
Taste: Rich chocolate crossed with bourbon in the forefront, like
those foil-wrapped chocolate candies that have a liquor center. Milk
chocolate flavor with some added alkali, buttery vanilla, and
earthy-toned coffee with some underlying caramel and smoke notes.
Licorice in the finish washed-out with vanilla sweetness and wood
from the barrel. Spikes of oak flourish from start to end, peaking
at the last. Big ol' alcohol burn follows the whole presentation, as
well, ranging from sharp to sweet to warming. The caramel starts to
really shine as this one warms up. There's an almost spicy/minty hop
element carrying out some supplementary bitterness that is both
intriguing and beguiling. A top-notch imperial stout that goes
Overall: An unreal beer. A massive, complex stout. A real treat. So
happy to have it so good.
History of Founders Brewing Company
Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers both had steady jobs when they decided
to chase their dreams and open a brewery–which meant writing a
business plan, quitting their jobs, and taking out giant loans. They
figured if you’re going to live life, you ought to live it hard,
After some initial challenges, due to making well balanced but
unremarkable beers, we were on the verge of bankruptcy. It was at
this point that the original Founders team decided to brew the kind
of beer that got them excited about brewing in the first place:
complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and
tons of flavor.
The Founders Family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has
grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the
masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small
cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the
limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer
for people like us.”
We at Founders Brewing Company have been lucky to evolve into one of
the highest recognized breweries in the United States. Since 2011,
Ratebeer.com has ranked us as the 2nd best brewery in the world (we
were 4th best in 2010), and we have several beers listed in the top
one hundred beers of the world on Beeradvocate.com. We were the
winner of four medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup, and the winner of
two medals at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival.
We are proud to be doing what we are doing, and we give great thanks
to our many customers and credit to our staff for whom we
continually work to reinvent and provide world-class beers