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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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100
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7,144 Ratings
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Ratings: 7144
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)
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TenHornsProud

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a sludgy black with some brown highlights a dark tan head that fades quickly.

Smells of bourbon, wood, sweetness, chocolate, slightly oxidized sherry notes. Big pleasing, boozy nose.

Taste is up front bourbon with malt richness, chocolate that goes into a boozy middle with hints of coffee and alcohol sweetness before finishing on a bourbon, vanilla, and wood note. Some lingering notes of chocolate; the coffee is buried deep under the bourbon and wood.

Full body and low carbonation works well. Alcohol is very present.

A bourbon, booze forward sipper of a stout. The chocolate and coffee come out as the beer warms, and it evolves constantly as you drink it. A nice bourbon barrel-aged stout, though, a bit too bourbon heavy for me...will be happy to age a few and see how they end up.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 23:56:39 | More by TenHornsProud
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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