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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

8,163 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,163
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,155
Gots: 2,930 | FT: 212
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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JRO

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4.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was the 2013 iteration, which was notably different than last years.
The bar that served this up to me notified me that it was $13 a pint (pint?!?!?), to which I asked if they served it in a snifter (thinking the bartender made a mistake). She told me they could do a half-pint for $10. Uh, ok, I'll take the pint. And two snifter-esque glasses. Worked out well since I had a friend to share it with, but pretty funny. 9 barrels were allocated to WI, and this place got one.
Very delicious, as usual. This year seemed distinctively more chocolate-forward and less bourbony than in years past. Nonetheless, it is a very well-balanced and delightful brew. Not quite a top 10 beer, in my opinion, but still very very good. You should drink it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 17:51:44 | More by JRO
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A- Super black with virtually no head from aggressive pour. Still generates sticky lacing.

S- I think this may have been the first stout I ever smelled from a distance... I pushed the snifter away to take a pic and could smell it from two feet away. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, dark cherry, and a touch of vanilla. There's also a subtle nuttiness that comes out toward the end. Bourbon grows more and more intense as it warms.

T- Surprisingly sweet up front with notes of cherry, chocolate, roasted malt, and wood characteristics. Middle brings out coffee and more chocolate with a big surge of bourbon. Finish is dry dark chocolate with a nice subtle burn. The flavors are huge. As balanced as balanced gets when on the cooler side, but bourbon becomes more dominant as it warms.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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