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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

8,194 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,194
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,162
Gots: 2,944 | 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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dejrrma

Georgia

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

First time trying KBS. Bottled 2/17/12. Great label. Poured into a Dogfish Head snifter.

Fair warning: this review is basically a jack-off session to kbs.

a- first off, my first surprise came from simply pouring this into the glass. it's a very heavy beer, completely black and no light getting through even as I pour it. settles into snifter with about half an inch of head that diminishes to a thick ring around the glass. it's glossy up top with a layer of beige lace, with a few tiny bubbles around, and lacing that slides around the glass like butter. this is one hell of a beer.

s- intense ground up coffee, vanilla, powdery, brown sugar, and bitter chocolate. a good deal of bourbon coming through. i can almost taste the beer by smelling it and it makes my mouth water.

t- unbelievable. all of that coffee comes through with a nice roastedness, the most chocolate i've ever picked up in a beer, both dark chocolate and milk chocolate (and i can actually separate the two), and a slight sweetness. super complex beer, i can pick up the flavors clearly. the bourbon is delicious, and it doesn't overpower the beer. it contributes an almost undetectable alcohol-ness that is noticeable only because of the slight heat, and that heat continues long after you've paused. there's also a nice vanilla coming through. perfect.

m- by far the thickest and creamiest beer i've ever had. it's so rich. it's wonderful, what i've always dreamed of in a beer.the carbonation is on the low side, but it's perfect for it. not boozy, but there's definitely some heat. it's definitely a sipper.

o- impeccable. i have no other words.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 05:08:18 | More by dejrrma
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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