Founders Kentucky Breakfast Bourbon Aged Stout

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Bourbon Aged Stout

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Brewed by Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

10% Alcohol by Volume

25 International Bittering Units

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A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.

ID: 13614 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Most noted beer attributes

carbolic 100%
earthy 100%
piquant 100%
smoky 100%
syrupy 100%
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Overall Rank10
Overall Percentile100
Style Rank3 of 2434
Style Percentile99.9
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.9
Average Score4.340
Weighted Score4.247
Standard Deviation0.395

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PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
rated 4.2 11 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

Yumm city! This beer is so delicious. It never gets old tasting it. It's a perfect night cap to really any situation. Chocolatey, bourbon is beautiful and sweet, creamy mouthfeel all around. God, I love this beer.

  • MARKFRAGHERT 65 reviews
    rated 4.9 3 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, bourbon
    Appearance: solid black, tight creamy tan head
    Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy
    Flavour: bourbon, alcohol, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and licorice
    Overall: A well crafted barrel aged stout

  • CHOPZ 7308 reviews
    rated 4.2 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Pours a real dark brown colour, close to black. Creamy-frothy rich beige head, long lasting with some nice creamy lacing. Aromas of warming alcohol at first pour, but disappears quickly leaving some well-blended cocoa, molasses, liquorice, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts with mild hop bitterness. The taste is where the bourbon oak barrel notes come out over the coffee and chocolate. Some nice dryness and bitterness in the finish. All is so well-balanced with the oat helping. Wow! Quite the nice winter warming Imperial Stout.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 4.4 5 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    as KBS
    355ml bottle
    12.3% ABV (as marked on bottle)
    Best Before: February 19, 2019
    Main / Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    August 28, 2018
    The beer pours a solid black colour with a thin creamy light brown head that sticks around for a few minutes. The aroma is on the boozy side with heavy notes of bourbon and oak up front, and subtle hints of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy with above average carbonation. The flavour is roasted malt, coffee, oak and bourbon with some small hints of vanilla seeping through. Definitely too much barrel character for me, but an excellent beer nonetheless.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 4.2 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    On tap at Level One, Ottawa. Pours very little head and has a deep dark brown appearance. Still some decent sticky lacing. Aromas of chocolate coffee, huge bourbon notes. Flavours are sweet, chocolate, coffee, some bourbon notes in the finish. For 12.3%, surprisingly alcohol is not too offensive and quite smooth. Slick and oily mouthfeel. Goes down quite well.

  • SIGMUND 6988 reviews
    rated 4.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Shared 355 ml bottle at local tasting. Pitch black colour, no head. Strong and intense aroma of bourbon / oak / vanilla, nearly hiding the roasty, chocolate and coffee notes in the background. Low carbonation. Sweet and rich flavour, notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate and coffee.

  • R.ROUX 395 reviews
    rated 4.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Stopped in my local bar today to find that this had just been tapped as part of 4 Course Founders Breakfast. Pours black with a small dark tan head. Bourbon, roasted malt and chocolate on the nose. WOW! The bourbon again leads the flavor parade along with chocolate, roast malt and a hint of vanilla. Actually ordered my second one (I had 2, that was the limit) while I was still drinking the first one to let it warm up. Wonder, silky mouthfeel that coated my mouth like a blanket. Absolutely Fantastic! This beer lives up to the hype. Pricey, but worth every penny. Highly recommended. I was lucky enough to procure a bottle of this gem and it's been put aside for aging. Can't wait to try it in a year or two.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Black, small light brown lacing foam. Light coffee aroma. Light bitter coffee taste, vanilla tones. Smooth, velvet drink. Really nice beer, thanks to helpfull service at Spec's. (Dallas 201505)

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Was just a little disappointed because for the cost the Founders imperial stout. The imperial stout way out classes it. However the taste was good but just a tad to sweet. How ever I'm not condemning it it was good.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Stellar! Deep black-brown pour with a slight head that lingers with a hint of lacing. Roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, bourbon for the nose and pallette - and all perfectly blended for a rich smoothness like no other. Best I've had in a while.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Beer review #2500. KBS. On my Wish List for quite some time. Now it has been tracked down. Heavy black brown pour, little head but a constant cap, lazy lacing. Deep roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, light Bourbon, Blackstrap molasses all in the exquisite nose and palate. Lovely rich and almost creamy stout with deep flavors that captivateleaving one wanting much more and causing one to drink slowly, to savor the goodness, to fully enjoy what is KBS. Finally. (Now I want more...)

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