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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

8,141 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,141
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,146
Gots: 2,915 | FT: 210
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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Roguer

Connecticut

4.51/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid, 1 finger dark brown head with good retention for the style, fading to a thin bubbly remnant. Solid lacing. Brew Is the motor oil solid black one would expect.

Chocolate and bourbon through the nose, with a milk-and-barley stout composition. Intimidating but smooth. Slight red grape booziness, dry cocoa, and a hint of coffee.

Smooth flavor, with everything blended perfectly: bourbon, chocolate, red grapes, cream, vanilla, a hint of burnt coffee (especially as it warms), and wheat/barley. Nice bite. Basically follows the nose, but everything is unbelievably balanced. The alcohol from the bourbon can come across a touch harsh at times.

Unbelievably thick and smooth mouthfeel; creamy and tingly. Chewy. Alcohol is definitely present, with a pleasant warmth, but that's too be expected.

It's a toss-up as to which is the better beer: KBS or BCBS. There's certainly no loser in this exchange. This is a fantastic beer, and hits every wicket you want in a bourbon stout.

2013 vintage.

Big thanks to JayORear who included this as an extra in a trade.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 22:14:20 | More by Roguer
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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