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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

7,047 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7047
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)
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Reviews by withoutfailbrewmaster:
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withoutfailbrewmaster

Iowa

4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I popped my KBS cherry last night. 2013 served in a snifter

A -This was the most impressive BA stout pour i have had to date. 1 1/2 inch of mocha/ruby colored head. Seemed like it was going to linger far longer than i wished due to the anticipation of tasting this much heralded brew. Liquid dark chocolate in appearance, not quite as viscous as BCBS

S -coffee was predominant aroma by far, followed by a subtle blend of bourbon, oak, vanilla and roasted malts

T -I was surprised by how balanced this was. I was expecting a coffee bomb but it was a tantalizing combo of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and the roasted malts. The bourbon definitively plays the supporting role well, kinda like the 6th man in basketball. Didn't try to steal the show but is an indispensable part of the team

M -very good mouth feel. not too thin and not thick. Goldilocks would say this was just right.

O -Superb offering from Founders. Does it live up to the hype? Yes. Does this dethrone BCBS as my favorite BA stout? No. It will be interesting to age for 6 mo or so to let the coffee subside just a little bit. It was definitely more prominent than my pallet is accustomed to, not going to say this is a bad thing, just different. I had 2011 BCBS coffee around Christmas time and I would prefer KBS over that, I have not had fresh BCBS coffee though. Makes me want to bust out my 2012 now for a comparison. This was well worth the effort to seek out. glad i have 5 more bottles to savor!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 16:17:02 | More by withoutfailbrewmaster
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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