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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

9,335 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,335
Reviews: 2,584
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,890
Gots: 3,514 | FT: 242
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

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."
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Delightful! One of those beers that practically brings tears of joy -- it's that good. Smells great and tastes even better. Beautifully balanced flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon. It pours thicker than most and presents a delicious looking head. Founders has a real winner here.

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2009 vintage

Very boozy. Wonderful bourbon aroma. Black as night. Thin head. Not like Founders Breakfast Stout (one of my favorites). This is a Fabulous beer! Better than Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island. I am going to lay this one down in the cellar to see what it does...

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Bottle poured into a snifter

Thanks to a coworker for finding it at his local place.

Pours a very dark almost black coffee color with slight redness at the edges.

Taste

Bourbon comes out prominent in intial tasting. As the beer warms up the coffe and chocolate undertones appear with the coffee being slightly more pronounced. Didn't think I would like it as I am not a coffee fan but the flavors worked well together.

Finishes with a bitter aftertaste. Very smooth.

Dind't know if this would live up to the hype. It sure did for me.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,335 ratings.