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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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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,988 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,988
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,107
Gots: 2,856 | FT: 207
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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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am re-reviewing this based on having it on-tap now after first having it from the bottle.
I increased my scores because it was noticeably better and having some other big beers to compare it to again, this get my vote for what I like to drink best. This is as close to perfect for me as it can get based totally on drinking enjoyment and fit to style. It may have some flaws to the beer snobs but I don't care.

I hoped this would live up to it's hype. I love the smell and taste. The head is weak and faded quickly. There is a lot going on in the smell. Wood and bourbon barrel, chocolate and alcohol. It is rich and deep. I keep getting different notes as it warms. Long lasting in smell, stronger than most other beers.

My first impression of taste was milk chocolaty creamy goodness. Then the strong bourbon and oak comes in. Coffee is not as present to me as what I expected from others comments. Nice lingering flavors, nothing off putting. I would rate it higher but I think age can improve it by smoothing out some of bite. So I look forward to next year. I'll save 2 of my 4 for that.
After having it on tap, fresher may be better. It was very smooth but I had food with it too. So that may have improved my overall enjoyment of it.

The feel is perfect for me. Creamy, smooth full and rich. Frothy carbonation that is not biting or harsh. A bit sticky lasting coating but I like it. I like how the flavors come out just holding a full mouth it and slowly swallowing.

Overall I think the hype is bigger than the beer but it still is a great beer. So much to offer in complexity. There are a few beers I may like better for wow factor in flavor and drinkabilty but this is hard to beat. For the price it is definitely worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 13:53:07 | More by DMarlinJ
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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