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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

8,966 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,966
Reviews: 2,532
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,500
Gots: 3,289 | FT: 236
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours almost opaque, pitch black with dark brown head that dissipates quickly leaving some small bubbles lingering around the edge.

Aroma is woody, little bourbon, bitter roasted black coffee. Little alcohol heat. As it warms it becomes more boozy.

Upfront taste is bitter roasted malts, roasted coffee, wood, little baker's chocolate, and little sweet molasses. Finish is somewhat sweeter. Molasses, dark chocolate, more pronounced wood and bourbon. Lingering roasted bitterness, coffee, and chocolate. Bourbon is rather subdued and not as pronounced as expected. Rather woodsy overall.

Full bodied, creamy and slightly chewy with low carbonation. Little heat at the finish.

Lots of bitter roasted coffee and wood. High bitterness, but balanced well. Bourbon could be more dominant, but still a good imperial stout.

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A: Pours a pitch-black, motor-oil like, black with on a thin wispy mocha head that lines the beer like a halo. It clings to the side of the glass as it drinks.

S: This beer smells of bourbon barrels and chocolate. Yup. That's pretty much it. Those scents dominate.

T: The taste is wonderful. This beer starts off with huge bourbon right up front. The smoothness in the booze blends seamlessly with hints of chocolate, and. There is an underlying vanilla taste throughout.

M: Full bodied beer. This beer starts and finishes super smooth. It's silkiness goodness is amazing. This beer is exceedingly drinkable for an 11.2% beer.

O: Phenomenal. I'm glad I finally got a chance to review this beer. It's world class, no doubt. It's everything you want in a bourbon barrel aged stout.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,966 ratings.