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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

8,405 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,405
Reviews: 2,504
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,237
Gots: 3,052 | FT: 219
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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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev -13.6%

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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev -2.2%

I am reviewing a bottle that I am drinking at 1 yr of age and comparing it to one that I had fresh last year from notes:

A: Both the same: pitch black, thick, viscous; rich tan head that dissipates over minutes into tan lacing around the edges. So black...so impossibly black!!

S: Fresh: subtle coffee, lots of bourbon, some vanilla, wood
1yr: no coffee, bourbon more tame, vanilla still present, wood more subtle; chocolate notes evident.

T: Fresh: moderate vanilla, some chocolate, very subtle coffee, moderate bourbon; no hops; sweet, smooth. Honestly, still pretty boozy and hot; almost too much to me.

1yr: very little coffee if any at all, chocolate more pronounced, definitely not as hot, much smoother and easier drinking; vanilla still prominent and at the forefront. Delicious!

M: Pretty much the same for both; viscous, thick, rich; coats the mouth and sticks around for a while. Definitely a sipper. 1 per sitting for me for sure. ABV is pretty well hidden but the bourbon sure comes through; more so fresh than aged.

Overall, like everyone else, I absolutely love KBS. When fresh, I love it for the coffee elements that blend with everything but it's almost a little hot for me out of the gate. At 1 year, though, I think I prefer it more overall because it is not as hot and the bourbon/vanilla notes are significantly smoother and have melded well into the beer. You can't go wrong either way, but I would rather have this with a little age on it.

12-25-2011 00:42:07 | More by bcostner1
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5/5  rDev +8%

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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