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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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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

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."

ABV varies by batch.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27
Reviews:
3,258
Ratings:
12,828
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4,519
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6,770
Trade:
524
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Pours from a 12oz bottle like dark used motor oil with a thick viscosity to match. Very low head and carbonation. Nose is primarily vanilla, oak and of course bourbon boozyness with a long lingering damp musty forest. Dark toasted oak and bitter black coffee dominate at first with a brow rich earth. A sweet creamy vanilla bean icecream shines through the middle just briefly. More booze comes out at the end with dried leaves and cedar finishing surprisingly dry. Dried figs and plums are also present on the finish. Great balance of sweet and bitter, dry yet smooth. There was a lot of hype around this beer. It is delicious. Well crafted and well balanced with a ton of flavor.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,828 ratings
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