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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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8,548 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,548
Reviews: 2,509
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,290
Gots: 3,121 | FT: 224
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of hrking. Into my Brooklyn tulip tumbler. An extra dark brown liquid with a two finger dark tan head. Good lacing and retention as it gradually recedes. This stuff is appears to be clear but is so dark you can't see into it. It could have bubbles rising to the surface but who can tell.

Smell is chocolatey coffee and a whiff of the bourbon barrel. Dark whole grain breads and sweet caramel draw me in closer. I try to sniff out the alcohol but it hides very well.

Taste is soooo smoooth. This is a near perfect bourbon barrel aging. I taste a coffee like roasted malt followed by caramel sweetness. Chocolate follows with a subtle graininess. Then the bourbon shows itself as I swallow, turning a superb stout into a trip to Kentucky. Not just any trip but a first class tour of the finest distillery in the state. Smooth and mellow, long and smokey. I know there is alcohol there but it never calls attention to itself and I can't really separate it from the bourbon. It melts into the palate. A shade of vanilla. Finish is where you get a touch of alcohol blended into a strong but mellow hoppiness. More dark grain breads on the palate. This is so complex you need several to get it all down. Alas, I only have one. For now. I really owe the guy who traded me this one.

Moutfeel is somewhat syrupy as this is a thick brew. A little creaminess. Carbonation scrubs the syrup off the tongue and keeps it from getting too heavy. Nonetheless this is a girthy ale and small sips are best. It's too good to chug and your jaw could collapse from the weight, almost.

Drinkability is dangerous. You can't taste the alcohol but it is there. I still want another one regardless. A great session sipper.

Thanks to my main man in Muncie. Bob you RULE

scootny, Jul 23, 2008
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,548 ratings.