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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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8,194 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,194
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,162
Gots: 2,945 | FT: 210
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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Ahappyhiker2

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage poured into stemless Heady Topper snifter. I typically like KBS with a year on it, so it's time to see how it's aging.

A- Jet black pour, no visible light through it. Small tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Definitely has lost visible carbonation from last year.

S- Roasted coffee upfront, very traditional for KBS. Some caramel, dark chocolate, molasses. There's a hint of bourbon and vanilla at the end but not much at all compared to other BA stouts. The aroma is bitter and sweet at the same time, very well balanced.

T- The first thing I always notice about KBS is how smooth it is. It has so many distinct, bold flavors but they're subtle when they need to be. There's still a lot of coffee and roasty flavors in there, and as always KBS has much more chocolate to it than vanilla. It's bitter at the end, but not a hoppy bitter, more of a dark coffee or dark chocolate bitter. Like I said, every flavor in KBS is incredibly bold.

M- Thick, chewy, what I've come to expect from Founders' stouts. Carbonation has died down since last year but with the thick mouthfeel it's kinda perfect.

O- KBS is a solid BA stout. It says on the bottom of the label, "Is good for everything a stout ought to be good for" and it certainly is. I typically like my stouts with more of a vanilla characteristic to them (something KBS and CBS certainly lack) but it's a fantastic beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 01:19:52 | More by Ahappyhiker2
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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