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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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9,226 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,226
Reviews: 2,566
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,740
Gots: 3,450 | FT: 242
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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Nose is full of just what you'd expect: heavy chocolate, with lots of bourbon coming through, with the vanilla and caramel leading. The taste is similar, but more complex. Thick dark chocolate, and coffee come through up front, and then the bourbon takes over in the finish. The vanilla, and caramel from the barrel comes through, but the booziness is what holds on through the finish. Being a bourbon lover, this is very enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is very thick and smooth, just what you would expect. The drinkability is obviously pretty low, which is to be expected from a brew of this type, but doesn't detract from my score. Overall, a wonderfully complex brew with bold flavors and very enjoyable to sip and experience as it warms.

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Spring 2012 Bottle

A - Pours very black and seems on the thin side of motor oil. It does have a lovely dark brown head.

S - Vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate and bourbon characteristics.

T - Like biting into a coffee vanilla dark chocolate bourbon bar. That pretty much sums it up. Nothing overpowers the other, each flavor works in harmony.

M - The body seems a lot lighter than I care for and has low carbonation. I was hoping for a thick, chewy stout.

O - It's really hard to go wrong with bourbon. Founders hit the sweet spot with this one. I'll probably rate it just below bourbon county. KBS is more finesse where BC is in your face aggressive.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,226 ratings.