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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

7,088 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7088
Reviews: 2412
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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Reviews by joeseppy:
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Over four thousand reviews making this a world class beer, what more accolades could I even begin to add. Matter of fact it almost seems like plagiarism. 2012

Motor oil viscosity with foamy tan head receding into whispy cirrus cloud formation. Tan sweetness taints the glass brown with a faint haze.

Aroma of roast coffee, vanilla, wood, milk chocolate, café con leche sweetness, and alcohol tinge.

Taste a refined bourbon and coke. There is a smoky or "char" quality throughout. Dark fruit with sweet cream. Nice mild bitterness at the end with alcohol lingering in the nose.

Very creamy, thick and pleasing.

This is my first KBS and I have a few left to rifle through. Anywhoo, overall this is top-notch. Being critical though--I did not pickup cocoa on the palate and the alcochol, not the bourbon, is a bit distracting for me. Also, the aroma was very intriguing, that kinda did not come through on the palate. I find BCBS a touch more complex overall. Nonetheless, I would definitely keep this in my rotation at all cost and I look forward to seeing how it ages. A very splendid stout indeed!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 22:16:58 | More by joeseppy
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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