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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

7,989 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,989
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,107
Gots: 2,856 | FT: 207
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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5/5  rDev +8%

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OliOxenFree

Texas

4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's another sweltering day in Austin, Texas, where humidity, heat, and histamines are doing there "thang." What better way to relax than to finally, FINALLY pouring this beer drinker's first bottle of KBS. It's been a while in waiting (not really), but is it worth it? Oh yes.

Not sure of the bottling date, but it picked it up around... April of 2014? Around that time o' year. It was poured from a cold 12 oz. bottle into a goblet. Surprisingly, there was no head, and any possible evidence of it was this very light and tan. But the beer... Oh man, is it dark as night! The sun itself couldn't penetrate this beauty; my favorite color when it comes to dark beers.

The smell on this is pretty nice. Mmm... That bourbon, melting into dark chocolate and fresh coffee bean, straight outta the roaster. I'm not too sure if my nose picks anything else up. Maybe cherries? Who knows? I don't. I'm just excited for the sip...

And boy, is it glorious. Rarely do I close my eyes after taking a sip of beer, to try and prolong that flavor and feel. What happens first? The instantaneous cold brew warming my throat and body, or the delicious chocolaty coffee that leaves my breath warm of whiskey drinking? I seriously wish I could cover this in ice cream (doesn't matter which kind. Vanilla, rocky road, chocolate chip cookie dough...) and still have some to drink. Or perhaps i could drink this in a manly cave of yore called a den, next to a fireplace, wearing a leisure robe and holding a pipe with fine Cavendish tobacco in my other hand. Much to my enjoyment, it gets better as warms up a bit. Anyways...

The feel of it in my mouth, it is sticky, but not so in an intrusive way, but in such a sort that I wish to continue tasting this bitter chocolate flavor in my mouth. Exquisite. Makes me want to have another sip.

Overall, (as you can tell) I find this beer to be phenomenal. Too bad it is limited, or else I'd easily pay $8 per bottle of this year around. Alas, 'tis not to be. I highly recommend this stout and that you must purchase a bottle, when or IF you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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