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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

8,194 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,194
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,162
Gots: 2,944 | FT: 209
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: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Super black with virtually no head from aggressive pour. Still generates sticky lacing.

S- I think this may have been the first stout I ever smelled from a distance... I pushed the snifter away to take a pic and could smell it from two feet away. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, dark cherry, and a touch of vanilla. There's also a subtle nuttiness that comes out toward the end. Bourbon grows more and more intense as it warms.

T- Surprisingly sweet up front with notes of cherry, chocolate, roasted malt, and wood characteristics. Middle brings out coffee and more chocolate with a big surge of bourbon. Finish is dry dark chocolate with a nice subtle burn. The flavors are huge. As balanced as balanced gets when on the cooler side, but bourbon becomes more dominant as it warms.

M- Lightly viscous. Creamy and drying.

O- Cheers to my old beer guy, Drew, for landing this for me. I would've never had it, otherwise. What I'll remember most about KBS is the supreme balance between such huge flavors. I don't think I would go out of my way to buy again, but I can definitely see why it is so hyped.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,194 ratings.