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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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9,493 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,493
Reviews: 2,621
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 4,020
Gots: 3,706 | FT: 262
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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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Vintage 2013

A- Pitch black body, with a thick, creamy, dark brown, one finger head. Retains nicely and a lot of speckles lace the glass.

S- Mocha liqueur, heavy on cocoa and booze.

T- Dark malts mixed in with booze, which is not overwhelming, a little cocoa and very subtle dark fruit notes.

M- Thick, creamy and rich. The perfect feel for this beer. Carbonation is there, but doesn't interfere with the creamy smooth nature of this brew. A meal in a bottle.

O- An unbelievable balance of lots of booze, flavor, and smooth drinking. This beer is outrageous! I'll begin my vertical cellaring with the rest.

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12 ounce bottle poured into DFH glass.

A: Pours pitch black with a nice 1 finger cocoa colored head. Head recedes, but leaves a frothy covering atop the beer. What a big imperial stout should look like.

S: One of the best smelling beers you will find. Tons of dark chocolate, coffee, and a nice helping of bourbon beneath.

T: This was one of the first beers I fell in love with and is one of those beers that I seek out with a vengeance each year it is released. When relatively fresh, as this bottle is, the initial flavor is that of melted chocolate. The bitterness of the coffee then creeps in and cuts some of the sweetness. The tongue then picks up the slight bourbon heat that is there to let you know this beer spent some time in barrels.

M: Mouthfeel is exactly as a beer of this size should be, viscous and low carbonation. Sticky and lingers on the palate.

O: This is one of my favorite beers. It isn't as bourbon forward as some other barrel aged beers (e.g., BCBS) but is an exceptional showcase of how flavors can blend for an exceptional drinking experience.

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Poured a pitch black liquid with nearly no visible carbonation.

Smells of deep chocolate and coffee with some dark fruit as it warms

Tastes like rich chocolate and coffee with slight barrel character. Not quite as bourbon forward as BCBS or Black Note.

Very full and rich on the palette.

Amazing beer.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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