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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

7,993 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,993
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,108
Gots: 2,858 | FT: 207
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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todisht

Alabama

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 Vintage.

Deep, deep brown in color. Beautiful, brown head. The bourbon barrel aging gives this beer a nice smooth feel in the mouth. Even with the high alcohol content you hardly notice the taste. All around great beer. One of my favorites. I'm saving one for next year. Excited to see how it tastes after it's had some time to mellow.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 18:18:29 | More by todisht
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CellarGimp

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8%

11-14-2011 16:42:31 | More by CellarGimp
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jstone80

Alabama

5/5  rDev +8%

07-09-2014 21:29:12 | More by jstone80
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Paccamacca

California

5/5  rDev +8%

06-30-2013 07:41:46 | More by Paccamacca
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TonyPierman

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

04-03-2014 13:35:10 | More by TonyPierman
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averse

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

03-16-2013 13:19:11 | More by averse
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MichaelDobbins

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

04-06-2014 00:47:09 | More by MichaelDobbins
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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +8%

12-01-2011 19:39:20 | More by jriggins6
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kranker23

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

12-09-2011 01:13:09 | More by kranker23
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Irishmafia

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

04-24-2012 03:15:23 | More by Irishmafia
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dinosvino

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I could give this 6's all around I would. let me start off by saying that this is not in my typical wheelhouse. I'm a hop head through and through but this was one that I couldn't pass up. I was up in Waterbury VT for a beer release this past weekend and was fortunate enough to find myself at the Prohibition Pig - one of my favorite taprooms I might add. They had a keg of KBS from 2012 that they tapped. Immediately with your first sip you get notes of coffee but before you know it they are taken over by chocolate and vanilla. This is one of the smoothest beers that I have ever had. There is just no bitterness to it. If it wasn't for the ABV north of 11% I could drink this all night. This is the second time I was blessed with trying this beer. The first time was in the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2014 00:11:25 | More by dinosvino
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decided it was time to crack open a KBS finally after securing my summer internship. Bottled on 2-25-11.

A- Pours and appears exactly like it's brothers FIS and FBS. Less head than the other two with only a slight hint of chocolate colored bubbles on the top that barely hang around 30 seconds. Black as night and good lacing.

S- Complex and delicious as all get out. Prominent chocolate and sweet scents intermingled with vanilla and bourbon tones. Hints of coffee flavors are also present.

T- Tons of dark malts and roasts up front. Chocolate and coffee intermingle for usual breakfast stout flavor. Bourbon and hints of vanilla kick in next. They compliment the previous flavors well. A slight booziness is in there too. Aftertaste is of mainly dark roasts.

M- Creamy, thick, and heavy. The feel for this one is exactly what one would expect for the flavor profile of this brew. Little carbonation adds to the weighty feel.

Overall, this a terribly good beer. Honestly, I was a little let down after hearing so much about this beer. That being said, it is still among the best I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:27:15 | More by boilermakerbrew
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%

01-10-2014 14:12:22 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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jawas

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

07-06-2014 01:53:06 | More by jawas
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Iowacraft

Iowa

5/5  rDev +8%

05-27-2013 17:29:45 | More by Iowacraft
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Thedrunkirish

Texas

5/5  rDev +8%

04-20-2014 15:56:34 | More by Thedrunkirish
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

11-17-2011 02:26:04 | More by dwaz
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phuntasy

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8%

03-14-2014 05:33:08 | More by phuntasy
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buckshot351

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

01-08-2012 16:10:36 | More by buckshot351
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gorman72

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

03-18-2012 19:22:02 | More by gorman72
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OptionParalysis

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

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Sarunas7

Kansas

5/5  rDev +8%

11-28-2013 05:10:28 | More by Sarunas7
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Taycro

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

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Dionymnia

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

04-20-2013 21:54:11 | More by Dionymnia
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TARDIS

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

01-07-2013 23:25:11 | More by TARDIS
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,993 ratings.