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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

7,135 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7135
Reviews: 2415
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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Ratings: 7,135 | Reviews: 2,415 | Show All Ratings:
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heysuz

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Intro: 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottle dated 12/17/2009 release

Appearance: No head and minimal lacing that clings. Lacing can be swirled up that looks like chocolate milk foam. Coloring is closer to a very dark brown rather than black. The liquid looks thick like Worchester sauce.

Smell: Initially, the chocolate notes come through followed closely by alcohol.

Taste: Hershey’s chocolate taste, sort of a semi-sweet chocolate but smooth with a dark chocolate aftertaste and some alcohol. It was smoother than I expected given the thick appearance.

Mouthfeel: Leaves a film coating in the mouth with the bittersweet chocolate residue although it does have a fair amount of carbonation considering the lack of head when pouring.

Overall: Surprisingly smooth beer with a clean taste although heavy on the chocolate, but not overly sweet. Honestly though, I was a little disappointed. This is one of the highest rated beers, and this one was cellared for 2 years, and although not my favorite style, I was expecting more from this beer. When comparing it to other beers in the style, I find others like Southern Tier richer. I find this beer does not deliver the goods like “lesser” brews. The alcohol taste is very strong and not balanced well against the chocolate (These are personal preferences though).

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 15:28:30 | More by heysuz
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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