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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

7,106 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7106
Reviews: 2412
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%


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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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

Poured into a CCB snifter

A - pours super thick, dense, with no head.

S - bourbon, oak, vanilla.

T - follows the nose, with some coffee poking through and some hewn Carmel type notes on the back end.

M - nice and thick. Strangely, almost too much carb. Surprising, given the absence of head. Even given that, really top notch.

O - a great beer. Would love to try it fresh; at 2 years I think this one is a little bit past it, but still a phenomenal brew.

Bumped a bit after having a fresher bottle. Plus .5 on taste, plus .25 on feel and .25 overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 05:42:56 | More by Beerandboards
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The beer comes in a dark black color with a brown head.

The aroma has a familiar FBS coffee of espresso beans, deeply roasted coffee. Then onto some bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and some bourbon to round it all out.

The beer hits in the front of dark roasted coffee, a milk and bittersweet chocolate. Then mid palate there's an attack of bourbon throughout until the finish. Vanilla melds into the brew and long with a hint of chocolate sweetness and lots of bourbon on the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium for a barrel aged brew.

I highly recommend this beer aged 6-12 months. I also recommend having it slightly cooler than cellar temperature, but not room temperature as the bourbon gets too aggressive.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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