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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

8,399 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,399
Reviews: 2,504
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,234
Gots: 3,051 | FT: 218
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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sobeleg

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

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California

5/5  rDev +8%

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Minnesota

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +8%

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California

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +8%

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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.53/5  rDev -2.2%

This beer was poured into a glass stein. A big thanks to Geneseohawk!

Appearance- KBS pours like motor oil. It so incredibly viscous and heavy. The body is completely black. The chocolate colored cap builds to a finger and look really smooth. Good retention, but not much lace.

Smell- The nose is full of bourbon and coffee roast. The dark chocolate on the nose adds some nice snap to the smell.

Taste- Wow! The bourbon is not the most dominate profile, but there is certainly heat packed into this one. The chocolate and roasted malt are the most noticeable flavors after the alcohol. There is a little bit of dark chocolate as well that is strong in the finish

It is also surprising that vanilla and some oak coming out too. It rounds out the drink very nicely. I am all for a stiff drink, but I wish the alcohol backed off just a little bit.

Mouth feel- This one is really slick. It goes down very easy. The chewy factor is awesome.

Overall- I would gladly give this one a perfect score if the bourbon was not so strong on the palate. Otherwise, this is one incredible and deep stout.

11-16-2011 17:39:52 | More by Pintofbrown
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gwguest

Kansas

5/5  rDev +8%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

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New York

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5/5  rDev +8%

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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

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New York

5/5  rDev +8%

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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8%

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Maryland

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,399 ratings.