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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

8,120 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,120
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,143
Gots: 2,906 | 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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GoldenVIKE

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to JRod1969 for this beer!

A- pours thick like motor oil; pour it HARD and you'll get a nice 1/2 finger copper-colored head that will quickly dissipate into a ring. Nice. Otherwise beer is pitch black and no light is getting through it!

S- The first smell that hits you is a STRONG smell of bitter dark chocolate, closely followed by bourbon. Subtle hints of vanilla, molasses, and a bit of cherry perhaps. Superb.

T- In the mouth it's the bourbon that grabs you first. It's got a bitter, smoky bite. Not too much though--perfect balance of the stout and bourbon flavors. Chocolate, molasses, and mocha are present as it goes down. Strong warming sensation, but the alcohol doesn't overwhelm even though it's over 11% ABV. NOTE: drink this warm and possibly even decant it. I made a mistake of putting it in the fridge for a little too long the first time I had it. It's still good cold, but much better as it warms.

M- Very heavy and good carbonation for a stout.

O- Great slow slipper for a cold winter night. A classic that lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 03:11:56 | More by GoldenVIKE
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,120 ratings.