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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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100
world-class

8,186 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,186
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,159
Gots: 2,937 | FT: 209
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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Dope

Massachusetts

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

2012 batch

A: Pitch-black pour with a large, dense dark brown head. Fades slowly, leaving substantial lacing on the glass.

S: What a smell it is. Nice but not overpowering bourbon. Caramelized sugar with some toffee and oaky vanilla. Hint of molasses. WONDERFUL rich roasted malt character. Lots of strong roasted coffee, dark chocolate and man is it creamy. Oatmeal smooths everything out and just makes it a dream to take in. Loads more vanilla on the back end.

T: Wow. Dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon up front. Oatmeal in there again with a wonderfully smooth creamy texture. Nice roasted coffee kicks in with some bitterness and mingles with the dark chocolate and vanilla just right. Bourbon makes a comeback in the finish with a little bit of toffee, molasses and caramel.

M: Heavy, creamy and unbelievably smooth.

O: One of the best beers, period. The complexity and balance of flavors along with the strength is just stunning. It's got sweet and bitter elements. Bourbon melds in perfectly. Super creamy and smooth and the drinkability is insane for such a big beer. The only beer I've ever had better than this is CBS, which just had better lacing and legs and a slightly more complex flavor with the maple. Any stout fan should make it a point to seek out this beer, it's THAT good. If you get your hands on this, drink it fresh. The flavors are slightly sharper and even better. I will have to add an aged review at some point as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:35:26 | More by Dope
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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