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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Jet black body. Dark khaki head. Settles into a thin, frothy ring.

S: Tons of coffee. Bourbon, Chocolate milk, loads of sweet vanilla, underlying everything is a strong oaky character.

T: Coffee upfront, balanced with a sharp bourbon bite - although its far from being what I would call overbearing. Tons of bitter chocolate, comes across like a thick chocolate milk. The finish and aftertaste is consumed by sweet vanilla, which brings everything together perfectly.

M: Full body. Creamy. Moderate carbonation. Booze is hidden well.

O: Founders can do no wrong, and this one is no different. It lives up to the hype. The balance in this one is incredible. The bourbon bite upfront is strong, but the chocolate and vanilla balance it out to perfection.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,832 ratings
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