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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

8,984 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,984
Reviews: 2,533
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,514
Gots: 3,295 | FT: 239
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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4/5  rDev -13.4%

I'm not a huge fan of bourbon barrel stouts. This is probably the best of the genre I have had.

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4.3/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: pours dark, with a tan head.
S: very rich smell, notes of chocolate and vanilla
T: chocolatey stout, gentle bourbon flavor (it's there with a bit of alcohol), vanilla, somewhat more bitter than i'd like in a stout. starts bourbon, ends with bitter?
F: moderate body. not as thick as i'd expected.
O: pretty solid, but doesn't quite live up to the hype. could use a little more maltiness to round it out more - something is missing, especially comparing the smell to the taste.

Addendum: The beer does even out after drinking about of 1/3 of it...

kudsak, Nov 20, 2014
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,984 ratings.