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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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8,808 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,808
Reviews: 2,522
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,411
Gots: 3,230 | FT: 232
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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Very dark and thick. Lot's of bourbon aroma. Warmth straight away. Amazing beer.

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So, yes, this is a great beer. It deserves to be well thought of. It's probably in the first tier of BBA stouts. But does it have the dense, rich mouthfeel of the best, like BCBS, like 50/50's Eclipse series, like many, many others? No. Its flavors are spot-on, but does the booze shine through, does the vanilla, do the flavors stand apart in a unique way? Sure, but not necessarily more so than the best of the other BBA stouts.

Look, I love this beer. But not only is it a "whale", it's a "unicorn". Meaning, its rarity drives its hype more than its quality. If it were widely available, would it be a 100? Probably not. There are just too many other BBA stouts doing amazing things these days.

That said, highly recommended. Get it, check your box. But don't trade away the family jewels.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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