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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

7,066 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7066
Reviews: 2411
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)
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Reviews by foogerd:
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foogerd

New York

4.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Completely black opaque body, some dark expresso colored head.

S- Intense nose, every dark mysterious flavor is in here, chocolate, dark coffee, lots of smoke surrounding everything along with sweet bourbon and toffee with almost a syrupy sweet caramel. Smoke comes through in a burnt charred tabacco woody kind of way. Theres more to find here, see for yourself!

T- I would say the taste is more coffee foward and less on the smokey side of things, truth be told this is delicious but I appreciated the nose more with its smokey complexity. Lots of roast and acidic coffee flavors and with a shot of bourbon.

M- As massive as this beer is its not a thick as you might think, more smooth which I think enhances the flavors and enables you to find all the nuances instead of distracting you with the thickness.

O- Definitely world class, definitely original in terms of Bourbon Barrel aged beers, this brew has tons of complexity and flavors to pick out. One needs to sit on this one and contemplate all it can offer your palette.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 00:58:33 | More by foogerd
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,066 ratings.