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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

7,155 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7155
Reviews: 2416
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%


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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SebD

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4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer review # 300!

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a thin mocha head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and molasses.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice bourbon character with some chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, molasses, oak and a nice roastiness. Such a great taste.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 00:48:36 | More by SebD
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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