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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

8,121 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,121
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,143
Gots: 2,907 | 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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cheers2beers

Texas

4.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer poured jet black with little to no head. Spotted brown suds are left clinging to the glass as I swirl along with a dark topaz colored stain. No much lacing to speak of.

Smell: The aromas are very complex. This has a combination of milk chocolate and a bitter dark chocolate. The vanilla is exploding throughout this dark enigma. The wood from the barrell is very strong as well. Perhaps some cedar notes? Wierd, i'm getting some celery too. The alcohol is definitely strong due to vapors that are almost burning the nostrils.

Taste: Chocolates galores. Bittering cocoa film all throughout my palate. A premium blend of the worlds finest coffee grounds seem to be ground up within. The vanilla is a bit overpowering for me, but then again it is well balanced for a monsterous chocolate thunder of a beer. The alcohol doesnot seem to have the same punch that I was getting in the aroma, but believe me it is present. In the words of Borat," Very niiicce!"

Mouthfeel: Not as thick as I had anticipated, but I would say it has a lighter side of thick body with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Alcoholic vapors musters all throughout the session. It leaves behind a gourmet coffee film. Sweet and bitter.

Drinkability: This does improve as it warms. I like the complexity. I would love to try this again perhaps a fresher bottle. If you have not had the pleasure , you dont know what your missing. Mmmmm....(Raises glass)....


Cheers2Beers

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2007 00:29:31 | More by cheers2beers
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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