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

9,127 Ratings
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Ratings: 9,127
Reviews: 2,547
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,604
Gots: 3,367 | FT: 240
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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This beer was about 1.5 years old when I tried it (had been sitting in my cellar at a constant 65 or so).

The beer poured with no head whatsoever and is inky, and I do mean inky, black. Totally opaque.

The nos e is pure black coffee with just a hint of some malty sweetness at the back.

The taste is VERY impressive. Incredibly silky and smooth. Up front is pure chocolate, silky, this slowly gives way to a hit of hoppy bitterness but then that fades quickly to a long slow coffee flavor on the palate as the taste subsides. Incredibly complicated multipart flavor profile. I would be curious to see how this compares to the fresh version, but this is most impressive.

Full disclosure, I generally do not much care for Stouts, but this one is an excellent example of the style and the many complexities it can offer.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,127 ratings.