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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company

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

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8,197 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,197
Reviews: 2,499
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,163
Gots: 2,946 | FT: 209
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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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Aethien

Netherlands

4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very black with a small coffee coloured head that quickly fades to a small film on the beer that leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass.

Smells like bourbon, lots of bourbon, oak, roasted malts, coffee and brown sugar like sweetness. Very heavy and strong.

The taste has all the nose has but adds a warmth and smoothness to it that is lacking in the nose. The almost overwhelmingly strong flavours are matches by a smooth and creamy body and the addition of plenty of vanilla in the flavour really compliments the harsher oak and bourbon flavours. It is quite boozy, as should be expected from a bourbon barrel aged stout.

Mouthfeel is smooth, full, creamy and warming. Exactly what I want for a beer like this, not something you'll drink quickly but a sipper where you can fully enjoy every last drop.

Overall this is a very good beer. Smooth, balanced and complex with a high enough ABV to make an impact. It can live up to the other whiskey/bourbon barrel aged stouts I've had and it certainly confirms to me that this substyle of the imperial stout is one of the greatest things in beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 14:40:18 | More by Aethien
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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