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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

8,355 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,355
Reviews: 2,502
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,212
Gots: 3,028 | 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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dinosvino

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

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.

02-20-2014 00:11:25 | More by dinosvino
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steveh916

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

02-19-2014 20:43:05 | More by steveh916
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JulianC

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-19-2014 15:35:20 | More by JulianC
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Jame515

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-18-2014 23:36:57 | More by Jame515
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bouncepass

California

3.5/5  rDev -24.4%

02-18-2014 01:02:52 | More by bouncepass
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-18-2014 00:24:57 | More by ChipMurray
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jbird_1973

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

02-17-2014 19:47:25 | More by jbird_1973
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2014 18:11:42 | More by jaymo18
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-17-2014 16:37:18 | More by BigOldOaf
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2014 03:30:16 | More by dnb128
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TBuikus

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

02-17-2014 01:09:50 | More by TBuikus
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GRap

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-16-2014 17:22:49 | More by GRap
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2014 21:23:50 | More by HoppyBastard2
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2014 19:06:47 | More by fleurdelou
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +8%

02-15-2014 05:12:42 | More by zp6167a
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Chingringo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2014 04:41:31 | More by Chingringo
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jmbot4371

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

02-14-2014 20:59:18 | More by jmbot4371
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Morakaton

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

02-14-2014 17:22:27 | More by Morakaton
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astronautjones

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-13-2014 22:09:52 | More by astronautjones
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nickdank

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -46%

02-13-2014 18:24:08 | More by nickdank
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

4.56/5  rDev -1.5%

Thanks to jbaker67 for the trade! Bottled on 03/23/2013. 12 oz bottle poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter.

Appearance: Pours about a finger of quickly dissipating dark brown head. Black body.

Aroma: Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and nutty coffee beans. Just a bit of sweet bourbon left in the nose. The standout here is the deep, chocolaty notes.

Taste: Up front you get that sweet, caramel/butterscotch bourbon barrel. Follows with more of those awesome chocolate notes, almost like a dark chocolate mocha with lots of cream and smooth roasted coffee beans. Finishes with a bit of oaky bourbon barrel.

Mouthfeel: Almost perfect. Full and very creamy. Warming but only in the best way.

Overall: Needless to say a beer like this is always a treat. What I enjoyed most was the amazing notes of creamy chocolate with the bourbon rounding everything out. Had I tried this fresher I’m sure the bourbon would have been more present but as it is now it’s still an amazing beer. Well balanced and nuanced. Highly recommended.

02-13-2014 05:07:51 | More by CowsandBeer
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ryanbush2026

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8%

02-13-2014 00:43:23 | More by ryanbush2026
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dirtyjerk

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

02-12-2014 20:24:54 | More by dirtyjerk
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golf4collet

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%

02-12-2014 18:54:47 | More by golf4collet
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mmckay41

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-12-2014 17:02:41 | More by mmckay41
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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