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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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8,560 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,560
Reviews: 2,509
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,301
Gots: 3,127 | FT: 224
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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4.56/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jbaker67 for the trade! Bottled on 03/23/2013. 12 oz bottle poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter.

Appearance: Pours about a finger of quickly dissipating dark brown head. Black body.

Aroma: Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and nutty coffee beans. Just a bit of sweet bourbon left in the nose. The standout here is the deep, chocolaty notes.

Taste: Up front you get that sweet, caramel/butterscotch bourbon barrel. Follows with more of those awesome chocolate notes, almost like a dark chocolate mocha with lots of cream and smooth roasted coffee beans. Finishes with a bit of oaky bourbon barrel.

Mouthfeel: Almost perfect. Full and very creamy. Warming but only in the best way.

Overall: Needless to say a beer like this is always a treat. What I enjoyed most was the amazing notes of creamy chocolate with the bourbon rounding everything out. Had I tried this fresher I’m sure the bourbon would have been more present but as it is now it’s still an amazing beer. Well balanced and nuanced. Highly recommended.

CowsandBeer, Feb 13, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 Bottle enjoyed in parallel with an Event Horizon

A: Pitch black in a tulip. Pour with low carbonation and a thin small brown head that tracked down the glass.

S: Even after warming on the counter, this kept smelling better through the pour. Lots of bourbon with some light coffee and vanilla notes.

T: Just delightful. Bourbon hits you first but is so integrated that the other flavors immediately follow as you send this one to the back of the tongue. Even at 11%+, no burn at all and a long lingering finish.

M: Decadent. Rich, smooth.

O: Just about perfect. I love having this in a 12oz format to enjoy by myself and if I want to share, I just open a second. One of the best examples of the style there is. MAKE MORE.

surfcaster, Feb 10, 2014
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,560 ratings.