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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

7,107 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7107
Reviews: 2412
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%


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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Reviews by colt45n:
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colt45n

Missouri

3/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pretty much what you'd expect. Motor Oil Black with a pretty thin mocha colored head. Lacing is beautiful.

S - There is so much going on. Vanilla, Oak, Tobacco, Chocolate and Bitter Coffee all at once. Although theyre all in there, theyre extremely hard to distinguish because theyre all blended so well due to the aging. Simply amazing.

T - The bitterness of coffee and dark dark chocolate come up front with the vanilla, bourbon and smokiness follows it. This is truly remarkable for an 11 percent beer, but the alcohol is not there at all. Not as much chocolate as I would have thought from the smell.

M - Smooth as can be. The fact that this is 11 percent is shocking, and the carbonation helps to cleanse the palate for the bourbon aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 23:57:04 | More by colt45n
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The aroma has a familiar FBS coffee of espresso beans, deeply roasted coffee. Then onto some bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and some bourbon to round it all out.

The beer hits in the front of dark roasted coffee, a milk and bittersweet chocolate. Then mid palate there's an attack of bourbon throughout until the finish. Vanilla melds into the brew and long with a hint of chocolate sweetness and lots of bourbon on the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium for a barrel aged brew.

I highly recommend this beer aged 6-12 months. I also recommend having it slightly cooler than cellar temperature, but not room temperature as the bourbon gets too aggressive.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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