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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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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,188 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,188
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,160
Gots: 2,940 | FT: 209
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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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Finally got a bottle of this at Martha's Vineyard in GR. Served in a pint glass. Poured an opaque brown-black color with two finger widths of tan head. Great lacing on the side of the glass, Smell is mostly coffee and chocolate, but with notes of bourbon as well. Taste is remarkable, starts with a heavy burst of coffee and then follows with bourbon flavors, but it all fades quickly, leaving virtually no aftertaste. This really helps the mouthfeel - this is a full bodied beer but it feels light on the tongue. Very different from the regular breakfast stout from Founders, very unique flavor, absolutely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:51:58 | More by Dave_in_GR
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bcm75

Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

I am not sure what any armchair review can add to our current understanding of this fantastic brew; it certainly lived up to its formidable reputation. The many flavors (coffee, chocolate, vanilla, booze) are expertly balanced. Unlike some lesser barrel-aged product, the added flavors from the barrel aging does not overwhelm the overall flavor. Went down extraordinarily easily (and dangerously, if you happen to have a 4-pack handy), considering it's relatively high alcohol content. If it were possible to drink this every day, I would.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:42:14 | More by bcm75
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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