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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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9,229 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,229
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,745
Gots: 3,452 | 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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4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

KBS - Founder's Snifter -My First

A - pitch black with a slippery lacing that recedes to an 1/8" white head

S - vanilla, dark chocolate, unmistakable bourbon barrel, dark roasted coffee, raisins, and dark fruit

T - plums followed by bitter chocolate, lingering spices of oak (vanilla) from the bourbon barrels that fades to a coffee finish.

M - spice, mouth coating, perfect balance, a finish that last 45+ seconds, great harmony

O - As a newcomer to the beer world, this is one of the greatest beers out there! Not because of the hype, but because of what it is. I've written about wine for 2 yrs and understand complexity and balance. Possibly one of the best stouts I've ever tasted! Thank God I have 3 left in the cellar.

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12oz bottle into a tulip.

A - Pours black as hell, and with a hard pour generates almost no head at all, just a thin but dense layer and thick brown foam. Decent head retention with sticky spots of lacing.

S - Sweet vanilla, bourbon, oak, coffe roast. Roasted malt, tons of sweet aroma, with a big roasty coffee character. Bittersweet chocolate, as well as milk chocolate, with some molasses and maple notes. Just tons of roast, and tons of sweetness, with a big bourbon quality. A very big aroma overall.

T - Follows the nose closely, with tons of vanilla, bourbon, wood, coffee and chocolate. Big base of roasted malt, with a huge bourbon barrel character, with oak and sweet vanilla abound. Finishes with tons of bittersweet chocolate and coffee roast, with a subtle earthy character, and a twang of alcoholic warmth.

M - Thick, creamy and smooth. The carbonation is a little more lively than most stouts this size. Sticky on the lips, with a touch of warmth in the finish and a lingering roasty bitterness.

D - A huge stout with about as much flavor as you can possibly pack into one brew, but I'm not so sure it was worth the hype. It certainly had a massive bourbon and coffee flavor, but I think in the end it lacked a bit of complexity and depth. Great beer, and I couldn't be happier to have tried it, but probably not worth all the hype, in my honest opinion.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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