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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

7,141 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7141
Reviews: 2415
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Skidz

Wisconsin

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

Pours out deep, light-absorbing brownish-black and sits dead black in the glass with a good sized deep brown head, fading to a faint skim with tiny lacings forming around the glass.

Smells industriously roasted with scads of charred coffee and deep dark chocolate. Dry wooden tones resonate throughout with tinges of bourbon. Alcohol plumes out like it were an Irish coffee.

Flavor is deafeningly roasty, major clots of dark cocoa flakes and the blackest roast of coffee imaginable. Bourbon takes the lead and dishes out burnt caramel and strong wooden tones matched with bits of smokiness. Finishes mild-moderately bitter with clear and distinct charred malt flavors and the ever-present notes of bourbon.

Get past the romantic allures of the aroma and flavor and you'll find yourself in a near-wonderland of thick and smooth motions of this wet and soppy alternative to motor oil. Fine and mild carbonation, big bold body.

A barrel aged improvement of an already outstanding beer. If you thought red wine drinkers have it bad off after a good session with wine stained teeth and tounges, you will have your own problems when you look in the mirror and have a nice black coating over your lips and tongue Can't get rid of the flavor coming from this beer with a front-end loader.

Caution: it may actually take two to tango.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2006 03:56:56 | More by Skidz
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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