Founders KBS 2017

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10 to 14 °C
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Want to keep some KBS for the cellar? Buy 12 bottles for just £70 (discount applied at checkout).

Elegant. Well-crafted. Full of depth. The 2017 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout is so good it almost melts in your mouth. Aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels for a year, this chocolate and coffee-infused Imperial Stout boasts creamy and smooth flavours of milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The bourbon notes are rather evident and brings with it a nice warming character. Its medium-full body is viscous thanks to oats but it feels lighter than it is because of a light, dry finish. Age it or drink it now: either way, it's a beauty!

Please note, like a fine wine, this beer is great to keep in the cellar for years and keep revisiting to see how it’s aged. That said, it has to have a best before date - which in this case is Dec 2017. We will certainly still be drinking it for years to come and look forward to comparing multiple bottles over time!

See our blog tasting here 

Brewery Info

Originally brewing middle-of-the-road beers for a wide and not-terribly-engaged audience, Founders realised that they’d have to change if they wanted to survive. They started making bold and complex beers instead, launching themselves to craft beer fame.

From coffee-infused Breakfast Stout, bourbon barrel-aged Backwoods Bastard and a 15% barleywine called Bolt Cutter, you can’t accuse Founders of being dull. As well as brews that push the boundaries, their lower abv. range is a more accessible introduction and includes the excellent All Day IPA.


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Fantastic beer
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I love KBS. It hides its strength well. You et coffee, chocolate and vanilla in perfect harmony.
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Really tasty stout, packing some great flavour.
The myth the legend
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Loved this - really big powerful stout. Tons of chocolate / coffee packed in there - but very very strong. Didn't put me off but was almost like taking a shot - warmed my throat the whole way down.
9 / 10
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Black colour, some carbonation
Thin medium-brown head, disappears quickly
Strong cocoa, malty, honey, chocolate, caramel, cereal and vanilla aroma
Thick creamy, crisp, chalky mouthfeel with some carbonation
Cocoa, malty, caramel, vanilla, earthy and strong alcohol (bourbon whiskey) flavour
Slightly bitter and malty aftertaste, little carbonation, lingering
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