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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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9,239 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,239
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,767
Gots: 3,460 | FT: 240
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: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter glass. It looked like crude oil dumping out a bottle. Very minimal brown head presented; maybe 1/8 inch. The beer was jet black in color and appeared very dense with no carbonation present.

Beer gave off the aroma of malted chocolate and coffee. As it started to warm up, the bourbon aroma became more pronounced.

While the beer was chilled, tasted almost like a mocha. I was getting primarily sweet chocolate and coffee. It's almost like coffee with a sugar packet and cocoa stirred in. Once again as it warmed up the bourbon flavor became more pronounced. It was not overwhelming, barrel-aged to perfection. I've tried beers that had too much barrel-aged flavor but this is not one of them. The beer is also bitter at the finish. It had a heavy mouthfeel and just sits around the tongue. Very minimal carbonation noted.

Overall a very great beer. It starts out sweet and finishes bitter. The coffee and bourbon flavors do not disappoint. Its pretty well balanced.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

5 words to describe it: Burnt Sugar, Fudgey, Chewy, Roasty, Smooth

Paired it with: CBS

Should have paired it with: Actual breakfast. Pancakes or French toast.

Drink it if you like: Silent killers; any oatmeal, coffee, or chocolate porter or stout.

A few other thoughts: KBS is by far my favorite of the Breakfasts. It was SO smooth and velvety, and hid its 11.2% ABV remarkably well. It’s sweeter and creamier than the CBS, and has none of that licorice funk that I found in its sibling. It’s just an amazingly balanced, practically perfect beer.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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