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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,139 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7139
Reviews: 2415
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

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."

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004)
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AJacob81

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4.38/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage, tapped at Hackney's Printer's Row in Chicago. 10 oz. pour in a snifter. From notes.

A - Deep brown/black, mocha colored head, present as a ring, leaves a minimal amount of patchy lacing behind.

S - Coffee, dark chocolate up front, with strong supporting notes of vanilla and bourbon-infused oak. The bourbon notes are very subdued compared to BCBS and its variants. The bouquet is prominent and inviting.

T - Follows the nose almost precisely. Tastes more like Founders Breakfast Stout than I expected, but the oaky, slightly smoky bourbon notes add another dimension. A hint of smooth buttery caramel is added to the mix, presumably also from the barrel-aging, as I detect something similar in Rare BCBS and some of the finer bourbons I've sampled. This is very tasty.

M and D - Mouthfeel is silky, medium-to-thick in body, and the finish is a bit dry. Definitely a sipper, and although the boozy flavor remains in the background throughout, the alcohol burn becomes more prominent towards the end.

All in all, the hype here is definitely justified, and I hope to try the bottled version soon for comparison.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2011 22:43:17 | More by AJacob81
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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