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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

8,004 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,004
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,115
Gots: 2,864 | FT: 208
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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JTSbeerislife

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle purchased 7/2011 from a very reliable and knowledgeable restaurant that has craft brews on draft and bottled for take out. No date code on bottle, but I believe it to be 2010’s production.
Well stored at 55 degrees or less.

Poured into a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Pours a rather thin head which quickly reduces to thin film, easily activated with a swirl of the glass, a live ale.
Jet Black, totally opaque color, with a tan colored head.

The smell first hits you with an aroma of exceptionally rich roasted malt, and then follows with chocolate, hints of caramel, yeast, some balanced oak, and the faintest hint of anise. As the ale warms the very rich chocolate malt and vanilla oak take over and dominate. Complex. World Class.

Crisp, creamy, unbelievable rich entry on the palate of roasted malt, dark unsweetened chocolate, and caramel, vanilla oak. Massive mouth feel, unctuous, a dream come true.
The rich malt and chocolate flavors, plus the vanilla oak, take turns at being the dominate flavor, with caramel and a slight bitterness kicking in now and then. Quite complex.
Exceptionally delicious! World Class!

Very long finish of rich caramel and chocolate malt. Coats the mouth and lasts forever.
Very, very enjoyable.

Well what to say. This ale has legendary status. That being said I did my best to be objective in my review. Not that it accomplished much because this is truly one of the top five stouts I have drunk.
The richness of this ale leaves one searching for words to truly describe it. There is an indescribable (for me) complexity to it. The wood ageing is near perfection, never overpowering the other wonderful qualities of this ale.
World Class and truly deserving of the accolades it has received.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 02:38:31 | More by JTSbeerislife
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Wednesday 28th of December 2011 I had a brilliant tasting session at my uncle Peter place . This was the beer I brought to compare it with the CBS Thijs would bring. So thanks for that. And yes every one, I have a beautiful family in which good beer is highly appreciated.

A - This is a pitch black motor oil. Was there a head? I forgot to look carefully I guess.

S - Chocolate bourbon, my favorite.

T - A sweet chocolate, caramel liquid, mixed with bourbon and oak. All very subtle though, I expected a more strong and aggressive beer. More like the Bourbon Stouts from Goose Island.

M - A soft carbonation that is a joy for my mouth, it leaves a nice chocolate bourbon coating.

O - A good RIS, but I prefer the Goose Island Bourbon Stouts.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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