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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

8,178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,178
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,157
Gots: 2,932 | FT: 210
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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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-reviewing on 9/8/2012. Bottle dated 02/17/12 into a snifter.

Pours a dark, dark brown color that looks black in the glass. A light dusting of mocha-colored head appears but subsides quickly to a thin ring and faint central patch. Not unexpected for such a large brew I suppose.

The aroma is spot on; bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, molasses, chocolate, date, plum, oak, maple syrup, brown sugar, and maybe even some dark cherry. Just a delicious smelling little world down there.

Taste does not disappoint. Bourbon, vanilla, and toffee lead in with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar following suit. The mysterious dark fruits (date, raisin, plum) come through, as does some dry oak and maple.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, with little gritty roast that seems to pervade a lot of stouts. A bit dry on the finish accompanied by some warming ethanol, but in a good way I suppose.

Overall, a killer brew that impresses me every time. If only it wasn't so damn hard to get...

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 23:58:02 | More by eclipse54
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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