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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

8,139 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,139
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,147
Gots: 2,912 | 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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jboucher

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Completely opaque dark oil color. Looks like a more syrupy version of Coca Cola, but blacker. No head. Minimal dark chocolate colored brown lacing. There appears to be plenty carbonation.

Smell: Dark roast coffee is most apparent on the nose. Dark chocolate/bourbon notes are in the nose as well. Slight hints of oatmeal in the background. I'm also picking up the slightest hint of vanilla, although it is masked by the other scents. I can't wait to give this one a taste.

Taste: The arrival consists of dark roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate on the foreground with vanilla and sweet bourbon in the background. Very oily, and malty Dark chocolate and smoked tobacco is most apparent on the lingering finish. There is a warming effect with the high ABV. The alcohol comes through in the form of bourbon. From a superficial standpoint, it tastes like a strong bourbon and coke. Over time, it settles down and becomes more manageable. Overall, fairly complex.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. This one is a bruiser. Moderate carbonation is the only thing separating this beer from the viscosity of oil. Very thick and creamy. Slight drying effect on the finish.

Ending notes: This beer is definitely not for the feint-hearted. it packs a punch at 11.2% ABV. It is a good sipping beer. Definitely not sessionable. I had to take my time with this one. Personally, I prefer the regular Breakfast Stout by Founders. I find that the bourbon was a little too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 03:10:08 | More by jboucher
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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