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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

8,193 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,193
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,161
Gots: 2,944 | FT: 210
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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4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 2010 (thanks adrock7309 for the trade), drunken January 2013. Served from bottle at room temperature into a snifter.

A: Black as a cloudy Kentucky summer night. The thin head is brown mocha coloured. No fizz apparent. It leaves some lacing and sugar residue on the sides of the glass but not as clearly as you would see in lots of similar brews. The head resides quickly and leaves only a thin ring of brown foam around the deeply black liquid.

S: The big ones are coffee, chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. The coffee and the bourbon sticks out. There's also a tart fruityness that is best described as remeniscent of blackcurrants. I can defenitely sense som ethanol there aswell. Hop character is not apparent, neither are any other fruity esters than the blackcurrant.

T: This is multi faceted with an interesting transformation as it travels over and gently caresses the taste buds. On the tip of the tounge I get a sweet yet sour taste which I perceive as spot on blackcurrants. On the mid-part of the tounge, to be specific on the sides of it, I get sweetness and chocolate. After this taste I get bourbon with a distinct vanilla character to it. It all finishes at the root of the tounge with an overpowering coffee taste that ends with a bitter sensation with tastes of dark roasted malts and after that distinct alcohol. The aftertaste is coffee and chocolates with a hint of bourbon and it stays with me a long time afterwards, getting sweeter after a while.

M: Creamy and oily yet not overly thick. Very little carbonation but I would say the body is on the lighter side of full.
Has a warming of alcohol and bitter dryness as the last impression.

O: This is a beer that has loads of character and depth. There's some really huge chracteristic tastes battling for recognition and I'm a bit impressed that they pull it off as well as they do. But I would say the coffee tends to dominate a little too much and alongside with the alcohol being able to see it's way through this maze of tastes and smells I would not rate this a fiver. I would appreciete a tad more subtle chracters for it to blow my mind completely. Still a world-class beer that's very memorable.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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