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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

8,356 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,356
Reviews: 2,502
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,212
Gots: 3,027 | FT: 215
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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abottrill

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8%

07-22-2014 11:04:15 | More by abottrill
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

11-04-2013 01:42:19 | More by cincysig
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Indiana

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Iowa

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Namarsha82

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

12-21-2011 21:28:48 | More by Namarsha82
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5/5  rDev +8%

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Maryland

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North Carolina

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megamass

New Jersey

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

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yuraquacker

Illinois

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MacXS

Maryland

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Missouri

5/5  rDev +8%

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mikejonze

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

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ryancl

Minnesota

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Michigan

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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

Purchased at Capone's in Norristown. Pours a deep black with a little foam. Huge smell of coffee and chocolate. Taste is amazing: chocolate and coffee dominate with a hint of the bourbon aging plus vanilla. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth. I can't taste the ABV of 10% at all. This is truly an exceptional beer. My first beer rated as "5's" across the board. I am glad that I have a few more sitting in the stash.

Cheers.

04-20-2007 01:00:28 | More by SkinnyElvis
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

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Pennsylvania

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jondeelee

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

One of the rarer beers on the market, this is released every March and is, according to the maker, available pre-order only. A contact at a local liquor store begged and wheedled his way into a case of the stuff, and I then begged and wheedled my way into a small, expensive fraction of that case.

Even the smallest whiff lets you know that you're in for a unique beer experience. This is a stout, so has many of the standard stout aromas--heavy chocolate malts, coffee, caramel, pure vanilla--but smells like the juice of four stouts had somehow been wrung from their bottles and poured in a concentrated form into a fifth bottle.

The taste experience is no less incredible, and the sheer quantity and volume of flavors that rush over the tongue are truly astounding. The almost-burnt flavors of chocolate malt are more massive than in pretty much any Imperial Stout I've tried, and are matched by black coffee flavors that I've only seen equaled in Turkish coffees. Vanillas, caramels, and tobaccos dance gaily in the background. And all of this rests thickly over a base of bourbon flavors that will leave your soft palate tingling--as well as your nose, if you're not careful.

I do admit that the sheer size of flavors in here will prove a hindrance to many, if not most beer drinkers. As for me, I've just found a new favorite stout.

08-09-2011 15:44:28 | More by jondeelee
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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