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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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world-class

8,197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,197
Reviews: 2,499
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,163
Gots: 2,946 | FT: 209
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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beerhunter1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-19-2012 03:33:07 | More by beerhunter1
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DougRFlowers

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

12-19-2012 03:28:25 | More by DougRFlowers
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Wildeman

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-19-2012 03:13:54 | More by Wildeman
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imduffman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-17-2012 19:14:54 | More by imduffman
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2012 17:37:14 | More by stereosforgeeks
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J8M


5/5  rDev +8%

12-17-2012 15:49:25 | More by J8M
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heavenlyStash

California

5/5  rDev +8%

12-17-2012 07:15:16 | More by heavenlyStash
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jlindsey

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-17-2012 05:40:27 | More by jlindsey
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Honus1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-17-2012 04:07:00 | More by Honus1
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Dufraine

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2012 02:03:55 | More by Dufraine
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jonetone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2012 18:03:48 | More by jonetone
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mbixler

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2012 17:56:53 | More by mbixler
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Rfunk

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-16-2012 09:08:30 | More by Rfunk
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2012 05:42:32 | More by lonewolfcry
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-16-2012 04:47:45 | More by teddyarrowhead
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2012 23:47:49 | More by YalovaIA
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +8%

12-15-2012 20:09:43 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Optifron

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review from notes. Enjoyed 4/14/2012 from the bottle.

Appearance: Pours thick. Dark, dark brown – black. 1 finger of brown head.

Aroma: Layers. Strong chocolate with a bit of dark roast coffee and just a hint of maltiness

Taste: Dark chocolate, bitterness included. Interlaced in with dark, almost burnt, coffee. Hints of toffee. Caramel sweetness that lingers with the dark chocolate bitterness. Lingers on and on. There might be a touch of bourbon and vanilla if I look for it.

Mouthfeel: Smooth. Wet. Viscous, but not overly. Hints of small bubbles. The lingering sweetness makes me salivate.

Overall: Absolutely superb. The aroma and taste are incredibly well layered and balanced. Nothing overdone, but nothing left out. Thick and strong, but it doesn’t hurt the drinkability. Could have several before I knew what hit me.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 02:40:57 | More by Optifron
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mscudder

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage served at the Brick Store Pub. Cheers to my friend Jeff for showing me the place.

A - Deep oily black with a thin head. Nice consistency with sticky lace filled retention.

S - Big blend of things on the nose here. All in balance: coffee, dark chocolate, booze, bourbon and wood. This is amazing stuff.

T - An amazingly balanced melody of flavors listed in the nose. The flavors are all present, with no sharp imbalances. I usually can detect one note overwhelming the field, however this is the definition of harmony.

M - Medium body with a smooth feel. Carbonation is light.

O - A fantastic beer that tastes similar to a CBS, less the maple syrup.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 01:53:23 | More by mscudder
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indiskret

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

12-15-2012 00:07:59 | More by indiskret
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ScottO

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2012 07:04:59 | More by ScottO
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Treb0R

Oregon

5/5  rDev +8%

12-13-2012 15:48:47 | More by Treb0R
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Drucifer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

12-13-2012 03:35:38 | More by Drucifer
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mmikey8

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-12-2012 04:18:32 | More by mmikey8
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Jade

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

12-12-2012 02:32:37 | More by Jade
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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