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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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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,110 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,110
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,140
Gots: 2,900 | 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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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Good God I am flipping out with excitement over my new favorite beer. I love it! Capone’s rules for carrying it and mac300 is absolutely the man. Thanks for hookin me up with this beer. Bill was willing to accept Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout in exchange and I God did I make out. This beer is the most coffee infused beer I could imagine. Péché Mortel, Speedway and Kentucky Breakfast are in a league of there own. This one is so smooth and easy drinking, I don't even know what to say.

Appearance: Pours a elegant pitch, coal black. A thick creamy chocolaty head has good retention and finally leaves behind a heavily laced glass.

Smell: Coffee. It is a chocolate mocha vanilla coffee aroma from the start. A nice touch of earthy barrel aging woody and smoky notes with a suggestion towards boozy bourbon attributes.

Taste: Magnificent. It is rich is flavor and in body from the start. Dark roasted malts and grains and a healthy dose of blackened coffee bean, with a smoky charcoal undertone and a vanilla chocolaty milky center with just the right balance of warming bourbon and alcohol flavors but yet remains incredibly approachable and drinkable. Again I say: Magnificent!

Mouthfeel: Viscous. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. The flavors overrun the feel with a long lasting woody bourbon coffee flavor embedded deep into the cheeks. [after tasting this beer side by side with Dark Lord RIS I determined the one thing DL has on KBS is a slightly more perfect slippery rich mouthfeel that I'd like to see a bit more of in this beer. Still, It is damn near *perfect*!

Drinkability: This is a sipping beer but it is so freaking good that I could go at it day and night for as long as I can stand.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2007 06:14:02 | More by Phatz
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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