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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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8,758 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,758
Reviews: 2,520
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,386
Gots: 3,220 | FT: 232
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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4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12oz 2013 edition poured into a Snifter, first time having it fresh.

A vigorous pour leads to a fat two finger khaki head that stays afloat on top of a pitch black body. Smells of subtle sweet bourbon notes, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, oak, and hints of booze.

The taste brings on lots of fresh roasted coffee beans, followed by subtle bourbon notes and the classic rich sweet dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla perfection. Pretty mind-blowing.

Incredibly smooth, creamy mouthfeel, and a little warming effect on the finish. Heavy bodied but not too overpowering. This is a magical brew at room temperature. World Class.

mnphish, Jan 07, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2/17/12
Purchased somewhere in Mass, thanks phingdong.
Estimated calories - 336/12oz

Price - $23.59/4pk

Yeah baby, pours pitch black with a creamy brown head and simply put, looks absolutely amazing. My mouth is watering just looking at it. Head retention is limited but the polka dotted lacing is both decorative and abundant. Some red edging is noticeable as the snifter empties along with a shiny oily appearance on the bottom.

Aroma is complex with dark chocolate and vanilla bourbon notes at the forefront followed by burnt sugar, dark fruit and coffe beans. Strong and roasty, the nose is very much addicting. I could smell this all day...

Following the aroma the flavor is spot on with dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses and espresso. A perfect blend of bourbon sweetness. Everything works well here with not one ingredient overwhelming the others. Impeccably balanced.

Mouthfeel is creamy and syrupy with a thick and chewy body. Not much carbonation to speak of but the bourbon here tickles the taste buds in it's place. Very smooth and easy to drink at 11.2%. Finishes off with a nice warm feeling.

One of the best, if not the best bourbon blended beers I've ever tasted. And not too heavy to follow up again and again. I've enjoyed this 4-pk and can't wait to get my hands on a few more. Highly rated and well deserving.

05Harley, Jan 06, 2013
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,758 ratings.