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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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world-class

8,178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,178
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,157
Gots: 2,932 | 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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GR_Rick

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured fresh (2012 vintage) in March of 2012.

Review from a rather informal set of notes.

A: Nice, dark coffee-colored beer with a thin, almost non-existent head, typical of a high ABV beer.

S: Delicious smell of coffee, roast, vanilla and booze (which I love in a nice big stout).

T: Wow. A bit of bitterness, but not overly so. I got very little hops (I'm not a fan of hoppy stouts). Boozy, but in the best possible way (I like my big stouts a little boozy) as the bourbon flavors (vanilla, oak, etc) shine right through as well as the coffee. Can tell this beer as a little age on it already as the flavors seem to be distinct, yet meld together at the same time.

M: Thick, but not too thick. Went down very, very smooth for a 11% beer. Very little carbonation.

O: This is a very, very hyped beer, and after trying some, I can see why. Luckily, I live close to the brewery and have a generous brother-in-law who gave me this bottle, as, although it's fantastic, I'm not sure I'd go through the hassle some do to get it (I personally don't want to go through that hassle for ANY beer). That being said, I don't want to minimize it as it's probably the best beer I've had to date. Founders again hits the nail squarely on the head!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 03:27:26 | More by GR_Rick
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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