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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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8,163 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,163
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,154
Gots: 2,929 | 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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MRAnderson

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4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black in appearance with a cocoa tinted creamy one finger head which i poured aggressively.

The smell is bourbon with tons of vanilla,dark and milk chocolates with some great expresso coffee notes.I just want to attach my sniffer to my face and live this way, that is how good this beer smells.

The taste of this beer is heavenly! Vanilla,chocolate,prominent bourbon on the back end with deep expresso notes..There is a warming effect much like whiskey on the way down to your stomach. There is quite a bit of boozieness to this beer which is expected with the high abv...This beer has more than a hint of Bourbon to it, it tastes like the barrels were filled with some whiskey before the beer itself was poured in to age..This is a huge beer and i personally love every aspect of it! Founders does it again!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 05:58:47 | More by MRAnderson
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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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