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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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world-class

8,188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,188
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,160
Gots: 2,940 | 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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Soonami

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4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had this at South Philly Tap Room as part of their Founder's Tasting this weekend. At SPTR they had this and 13 other Founder's beers on tap, I'm glad I got some before they ran out (as they definitely would've even with the 1 per customer limit)

The stout poured an opaque oily black, with a tinge of sandy foam. This is what in a imperial stout should look like.

The smell was fantastic! There was initial nose of roasted coffee, followed by some sweet chocolate, malt, and vanilla. It smelled like brewing coffee at a bakery with hot pastries coming out of the oven

The taste was just as good. I hate imperial stouts that are just sweet, the KBS had creamy malt flavor with the balance of bitterness from the coffee and chocolate and sweetness from the grain. You could taste all the ingredients individually and they blended very well together. Even my friends, who tend to like lighter ales, were impressed.

The mouth feel was full and luxurious with the beer coating my entire mouth and transfering all of its goodness to my whole palate

I rated this beer only as a 4 for drinkability, because with any beer with 10% ABV, this is just not possibly sessionable. And after more than one you couldn't really taste or appreciate anything else from the KBS tastebud assault

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2009 04:40:46 | More by Soonami
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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