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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

8,197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,197
Reviews: 2,499
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,163
Gots: 2,946 | 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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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

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

Finally got around to this bad boy after having it sit in my fridge for a while - props to my friends up in Totowa. College and finals week will take the life out of anyone but now that that's over, I had a chance to open 'er up this afternoon and go through her. This may be the most hyped up beer that I've ever had, as it was nearly impossible to find here in Jersey. It wasn't 5's all across the board for me, but I'm glad I was able to try this out. It's not bad by any means!

Like "motor oil" pours? This is a good example of it and brings new meaning to the term "Irish Breakfast". Do you like vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee? This beer has all of those with a strong bourbon undertone. The alcohol packs a wallop here but you'll enjoy this so much that the bottle will be empty by the time you realize that this is a stout and not something to have at 8 in the morning. I can't say that this is like anything I've ever had before because quite frankly, there's nothing out there like this. Most stouts are too strong, too bitter, or too harsh to go down this easily. It's a bit more than a sipping beer but by no means is this something to chug down on. Like any good bourbon, this has to be savored!

Yes, it's strong but if you don't like that, there are plenty of other brews out there to try. Normally, I get repeated tastings of a beer to see if my first instinct was right but since this was in such short supply, I only got one bottle. No matter, while the aroma and pour were a bit understated, most everything about this was excellent. So good in fact, that this would fit in before, during, and after dinner. Kudos to founders for upping the ante on the versatility of beer and for brewing this; every brewery should have an offering on this level in their portfolio!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 22:35:12 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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