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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

7,050 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7050
Reviews: 2410
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: 7,050 | Reviews: 2,410 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by roodie:
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roodie

Texas

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Lagunitas pint jar

A: pours a motor oil black, with thin thin dark brown head, disappears instantly. Nice lacing left behind throughout the enjoyment of this treat

S: boozy, chocolate and vanilla abound.

T: dark chocolate bitterness dominates, but behind that is sweet vanilla, dark roast coffee, and bourbon heat.

M: velvety, thin but chocolate bitterness lingers, bourbon heat warms the palate in a pleasant way

O: Great beer, I'd like to keep a few to drink occasionally. Very accessible, goes toe to toe with the FW beers and Bourbon County amongst others.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 03:15:18 | More by roodie
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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