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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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9,450 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,450
Reviews: 2,611
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 4,009
Gots: 3,623 | FT: 250
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

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."
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2014 Edition, Poured from a bottle into a Tulip. I will do a side by side with the 2013 very soon.

A - Dark, Black. Nice lacing and legs in a clean glass. Subtle brown on top and all the way down

S - Coffee and Chocolate notes, gets better as it warms up. Bourbon comes in later, as expected

T- ABV well hidden with overall great taste. It definitely comes out as expected when it warms. All Coffee and Chocolate up front and finishes really well

M - Medium body and really smooth. Dangerously drinkable

O - I love Breakfast Stout and this beer is pretty damn good. It really depends on when you drink it. I would love to appreciate this beer as it ages. Well done as usual, seek it out and drink it when the time is right. Cheers!

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black as used oil in an old ford pick up truck.
smell is beautiful! lots of bourbon and alcohol, but not alcohol heat. vanilla. no coffee, but I get the chocolate fudge someone else described. like brownie....
taste is very nice. seems warm even though it's been in the frig for 3 impatient weeks.... some chocolate. vanilla. the other guy said it perfectly: extremely rich and decadent. woody bourbon.... i'm not so original, but I like to pick out what others have referenced. some are very poetic!
overall, I really like this. one of my top brews/stouts. up there with the Eclipse and Bomb! although different in taste. rich and decadent indeed. it may not have scored as highly as some of my other favorites, but then, we score these at different times and our palates and perspectives change over time, right?

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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