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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

8,117 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,117
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,143
Gots: 2,903 | FT: 209
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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mechamifune

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4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another favorite that I figured was time to give a proper review to.

Poured into a sifter it looks pitch black with an oily looking texture. Very slight brown head develops in the glass, but carbonation is pretty evident in the lacing.

Nose is bourdon upfront, followed by chocolate and coffee in lesser notes. Not hugely floral but very pleasant.

Taste is bourbon upfront, followed by a very pleasant coffee/dark chocolate taste. Finishes with a slight coffee bitterness. Halfway through the glass a slight charred fruit taste starts to develop, but nothing overpowering. Very slightly hot but not unpleasantly so.

Mouthfeel is amazing.... as creamy and smooth a beer as I have experienced but manages to not feel "heavy" at the same time. While the bourbon taste is there it does not "feel" alcoholic. Dangerously drinkable.

Overall this might be my favorite beer, period...at the very least it is in my top 5. What really differentiates it from similar styled beers is the sense of blending. The bourbon isn't overpowering and flows beautifully with the chocolate and coffee notes, none of which I feel dominate. It is smooth without feeling heavy and slightly sweet without feeling sticky. You can not be a fan of bourbon and still enjoy this beer.... which says a lot, to me anyway. Get this beer.... but then again you already knew that.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 17:39:20 | More by mechamifune
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,117 ratings.