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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)

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.22/5  rDev -8.5%
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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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice depth of flavors to this beer and it's worth some of the hype. I can easily see why so many enjoy it. However, it's a little thin for my tastes . . . mouthfeel is the wild card in my opinion and is what separates the boys from the men. Would have liked to have tried this several years ago when it was considered the best around. Have heard it was best to eat with a spoon . . . if that was true, it's not anymore.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,833 ratings
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