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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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100
world-class

7,994 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 7,994
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,108
Gots: 2,858 | FT: 207
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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sjccmd

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how old this bottle since I randomly came across it...I know it's not fresh...there was the tiniest "tss" sound when I opened it which made me think it might have lost it's carbonation...

This beer pours a thick jet black. It gloops nicely into the glass. With a vigorous pour there is initially no head whatsoever, but it eventually erupts briefly into a small dark tan head and recedes relatively quickly. Nice lacing that doesn't seem to budge.

Strong smell of oak and a smokiness that was also present in the regular breakfast stout. Espresso, chocolate, and bourbon combine in a way that's reminiscent of a coffee liqueur. Heat from the alcohol is nice and not overpowering.

Rich...very rich...the taste goes a long with the smell with more bitter chocolate and dark roasted coffee. It sort of expands in the finish with the oak and smoky flavors.

Thick and oily with very little carbonation, smooth and not cloying...the flavor slowly erupts and lingers with a very long finish

For the ABV it's very drinkable, the bourbon is not over the top and it's very rich and thick. Even though I wouldn't guzzle this beer, I don't exactly feel the need to call it a "sipper"

Founders has really perfected balance with this beer. All of the flavors are pretty evenly represented. Nothing is too much or too little. I think the bourbon flavors could have been easily over the top for me since I'm not really a hard liquor fan, but it's evenly balanced with coffee and chocolate. Just plain delicious!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 00:11:31 | More by sjccmd
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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