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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,064 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7064
Reviews: 2411
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%


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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NODAK

Tennessee

4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma upon opening is huge. Big notes of bourbon were initially apparent, giving way to coffee, dark chocolate and tons of sweet molasses. Very rich. As rich and thick as they come.

Pours perfectly black, with a thin dark coffee brown head.

Now for the taste. It's immediately evident that is very thick. Oily. A bit boozy in the front from the bourbon but not really bad at all for its high ABV. Next, the coffee this is brewed with is very noticeable, along with a good dose of chocolate and thick, molasses sweetness. Finishes with an alcoholic bite from the bourbon and with a little bitterness from the roasted malts. Basically, it's thick with coffee, chocolate and molasses upfront, with a boozy, roasted finish.

Definitely one of the thickest beers I've ever had. This is like a coffee and chocolate milkshake with bourbon in it. For its high ABV, I'm very impressed by its drinkability. Give me this over most imperial stouts any day.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 00:57:30 | More by NODAK
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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