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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

7,023 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7023
Reviews: 2408
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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NefariousR

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. glass bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. The head is thin, but creamy and mocha-colored.

S - Incredibly pungent with roasted barley, strong bourbon hints, and chocolate. A slight punch from the hops is evident as well.

T - Heavenly. Thick chocolatey taste combined with roasted coffee flavors. The bourbon influence acts as a sort of glue, not asserting itself too strongly as a flavor but serving as a backbone for the other flavors.

M - Full-bodied and sticky, about average for the style. Surprisingly little warmth considering the ABV. Sits nicely in the stomach.

D - This is one hardy beer, definitely not a sessioner, though a big RIS fan could certainly kill a few of these based on the high quality. One of the best beers I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 20:26:51 | More by NefariousR
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This has to be the most overrated beer I've ever had. I've been waiting a long time to try try this beer. I was very disappointed. I asked the bartender to check the keg to make sure it was KBS. He knew exactly what I was talking about and agreed with me. Zero bourbon flavor. If this beer was aged in bourbon barrels, then it wasn't for long or the barrel had been used several times. This beer tasted like an iced coffee. The mouth feel was thin. If you think this is a great beer, I suggest you try a goose island bourbon county stout. Everyone around me said the same thing. I enjoyed the beer, just did not live up to the hype.

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I do not fan boy a lot of beer, but for me, this is as good as it gets.

This beer pours darker than most any beer I have seen. The color resides somewhere between french press coffee, and oil. If poured in a tulip glass the edges reflect a beautiful tinge of mahogany.

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Taste is out of this world. When served chilled your roasted barleys and chocolates pop along with bitter notes of american hops. The aromas of hop flavors are suppressed between coffee and cocoa notes, but the bitterness is still there bringing out some of the sweeter tastes of malted milk, and cream. At a more cellar temp. this beer will bust out fruity elements hinting at notes of wild blackberry. Like I said before, the alcohol still supplies a noticeable bite on the back end.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,023 ratings.