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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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9,248 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,248
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,782
Gots: 3,465 | FT: 239
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A legend. What else is there to say in that regard?

A - Dark. Almost black. Light brown head that quickly dissipates. Lacing is minimal in my glass at least. Exactly how I expect a bottle poured stout to look.

S - Delicious. Coffee is the first thing I smell, a slight hint of chocolate, and a noticeable whiskey smell. The whiskey smell definitely comes through more as the beer warms up. A slight hint of alcohol, which also intensifies as the beer warms.

T - Coffee is the first thing I get, follow by the bourbon. The bourbon is there, but it never really threatens to overpower the other flavors. I prefer a bourbon barrel aged beer to taste this way. I personally don't want the bourbon to overpower the other flavors. I get chocolate on the finish, along with a slight alcohol hit.

M - Sweet, sticky as it warms up. A bit oily. Nothing unpleasant to speak of. Carbonation is very subdued, and never threatens to be noticed.

O - Outstanding beer. Very complex. Coffee, chocolate, and bourbon are your primary flavors, as they're advertised to be. Truly an outstanding beer. I've had other barrel aged stouts, but few can match this level of balance between the various flavors.

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Appearance: motor oil black. opaque. a hint of tan head head that barely lasts. looks nice and heavy

Smell: smells more like a plan imperial stout. roasted malts, some bitterness. some times the bourbon comes through

Taste: strong coffee taste. a bit too strong for me. some smaller hints of roasted malts. bourbon comes through occasionally. more so when it warms. but overall the taste it too much coffee not enough bourbon for me

Mouthfeel: thick and heavy. the bitterness in pretty good.

Overall: This beer just isn't my style of bourbon imperial stout. too much coffee not enough bourbon. the bitter level is pretty good, but i'd like to feel more kick. i'd take black note any day over this.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,248 ratings.