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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

7,155 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7155
Reviews: 2416
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by ChadQuest:
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ChadQuest

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh no joke this is a 5 for visual. this is almost as much fun to watch as cirque de soleil, and i would support a photograph being placed in the american art society. Pours a viscous black motor oil with a Chocolate Milk colored head that is so thick itself that it mounds up in the center and stays like a black mountain. this head stays forever but leaves a wake of lacing as it departs.

There is some bourbon in the aroma but not an insane amount like BCS, the coffee is supportive in whispers, but the chocolate really stands out here.

There is great big smooth vanilla and chocolate flavors twisting around, with those roasty and coffee flavors coming in more on the finish. the bourbon... well the bourbon is sneaking in from the backdoor and making its mark, but while alcohol hotness is very subtle for a 11.2% beer,it is faintly disernable and mostly gives background notes. Bella.

Smooth,Thick, oily, palette coating, heavy bodied. heavy hitter. Smooth. light carbination.

The smoothness and light carbination give this so much drinkability. the alcohol is the only concern at all. I don't see a point of getting tired of the flavors of this one. Jeez, just the visual from the initial pour alone makes me want to crack another.

Bella. this is a fantastic beer. i'm very satisfied i got as much as i did.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 06:11:14 | More by ChadQuest
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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