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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

8,014 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,014
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,117
Gots: 2,866 | 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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Craft Ale House 3/30/2011, 10 oz pour.

A: Pitch black, bubbly tan head which forms into a tight ring around the glass lasting sip through swallow. Slight lacing, nothing major but for an 11.2% ABV beer, it's impressive.

S: Boozy bourbon notes up-front, dark rum, oak wood, roasted coffee and vanilla beans. Really intoxicating and delicious for a barrel-aged beer. Nicely done.

T: Bourbon notes come through immediately, hitting heavy and dominating the palate. It's not hot, so it's very bearable. Coffee beans are next to help take a bit of the edge off and provide some balance. Vanilla and more wood finish things off and leave a nice warming sensation in the throat.

M: Medium-full bodied, almost chewy, moderate carbonation.

Perhaps I've matured into appreciating (bourbon) barrel-aged beers much more than I did a few months ago. After revisiting, there was no reason this deserved a score so low from me. It's one of the best barrel-aged, carefully crafted Imperial Stouts out there.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2010 13:25:37 | More by ShanePB
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nollie77

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-16-2013 03:48:32 | More by nollie77
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Guzzi

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-16-2013 22:01:57 | More by Guzzi
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clarkw42

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-19-2012 04:06:42 | More by clarkw42
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-02-2014 23:49:38 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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Arloxen

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-19-2013 16:28:58 | More by Arloxen
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woodchopper

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-09-2013 19:07:02 | More by woodchopper
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-12-2013 02:04:36 | More by Syracuse12
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-11-2012 23:03:26 | More by Zaphog
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emmgee

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-02-2013 01:18:18 | More by emmgee
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bevoduz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-14-2013 03:22:23 | More by bevoduz
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SenorEsteban

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-24-2014 22:02:15 | More by SenorEsteban
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-07-2013 00:48:06 | More by raythealeman
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-07-2014 21:59:51 | More by kenzilka007
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SawyerMI

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-18-2013 00:56:10 | More by SawyerMI
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-03-2014 16:45:40 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-27-2014 20:44:47 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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ahovestol

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-30-2013 18:57:38 | More by ahovestol
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Want to thank wcudwight for this bottle, mighty nice of him.

Pours a deep dark black hole black, absorbing light from all around my snifter. Head is no more then a light skim of chocolate foam that falls to a ring quick strange enough some lace is left behind.

Aroma is big malty coffee nice and smokey with vanilla some oaky wood noted and light bourbon notes as well. Was thinking bourbon would be stronger but its not.

Taste is woo dude big rick malts loaded with coffee, no surprise there, rich caramel or more molasses like. Nice vanilla noted with alcohol and bourbon flavors mixing it up with a lingering coffee presence. Finish as a sharp dry like woody oak flavor that seems to round everything out. This is one big stout like the bourbon flavors but for everyday would prefer the plain Breakfast Stout.

Mouthfeel is fullish but not as big as it looks. Has a light carbonation level as its not dead seems just the right amount for this brew. Feels like a big mocha with some bourbon thrown in.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable big beer that would be good to have on hand for when the mood hits no BCS but very good.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2007 17:14:22 | More by mntlover
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MrRutan

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-24-2013 03:21:10 | More by MrRutan
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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wolf_switzer

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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bb8189

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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mikejones

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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smb4087

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-08-2014 22:16:24 | More by smb4087
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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