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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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9,236 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,236
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,762
Gots: 3,456 | FT: 241
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

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."
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of xungmound98
4.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter. Pitch black color with about 1/4” of mocha-colored head. Swishing the beer around leaves an oily residue and spotty lacing on the sides. Smell is an intense mix of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. Taste is equally complex, and includes all the aforementioned; heavy on roasted malts. A mild wave of bourbon heat shows up in the throat after every sip. After the first taste it's hard to restrain myself from downing this in a minute. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and palette-coating. An exceptional beer.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - dark as night.
Smell - malty, sweet smell. Almost like maple syrup smell.
Taste - taste like strong coffee with bourbon added. Maybe too much alcohol taste. You can taste the bourbon for sure! Get's better when it's a little warmer.
Feel - highly carbonated thick pallet. I'd say this is just slightly over carbonated but not by much.
Overall - great beer! If you like coffee and bourbon you'd love this beer!

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4.25/5  rDev -8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.22/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, espresso brown
S: Espresso, dark chocolate
T: It's hard to overcome the carbonated taste, but after a few minutes, you get to experience the marriage of bourbon and espresso very nicely.
M: Tons of carbonation, feels like a Dr. Pepper
D: Sharp in the beginning, but mellows out in the finish.

Overall: B+

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,236 ratings.