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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

8,168 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,168
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,155
Gots: 2,930 | FT: 212
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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Reviews by ejquin:
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ejquin

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

A: Black with brown/black head that fades relatively quickly and leaves slight lacing on glass.

S: Coffee dominates with nice vanilla oak notes. Milk chocolate and espresso with a little bit of alochol

T/M: It's semi-heavy and smooth with good carbonation. Lots of coffee, though not as much as I would have thought from the nose. Fades to oaky and smoky vanilla fading to espresso bitterness with a touch of fruit in there (bourbon soaked cherries). Some spice comes in at the end along with the alochol in a very bourbouny way. Finish leaves some warmth on your throat and some sting on the tounge. Definitely well balanced. The bourbon aging in some beers tends to dominate the flavor, but while prominent, it fits in nicely here and never throwns the beer out of wack. As it warms the bourbon notes become more pronounced, and come close to overtaking the beer, but it ends up working.

D: For a 10% abv stout that's barrell aged it's quite high on the dinrkinbility.

Ovr: Really good stout. I was expecting a ton, and I don;t know that it lived up to every expectation I had, but all in all it was a really good example of a barell aged stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2008 02:07:29 | More by ejquin
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S- I think this may have been the first stout I ever smelled from a distance... I pushed the snifter away to take a pic and could smell it from two feet away. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, dark cherry, and a touch of vanilla. There's also a subtle nuttiness that comes out toward the end. Bourbon grows more and more intense as it warms.

T- Surprisingly sweet up front with notes of cherry, chocolate, roasted malt, and wood characteristics. Middle brings out coffee and more chocolate with a big surge of bourbon. Finish is dry dark chocolate with a nice subtle burn. The flavors are huge. As balanced as balanced gets when on the cooler side, but bourbon becomes more dominant as it warms.

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O- Cheers to my old beer guy, Drew, for landing this for me. I would've never had it, otherwise. What I'll remember most about KBS is the supreme balance between such huge flavors. I don't think I would go out of my way to buy again, but I can definitely see why it is so hyped.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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