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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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8,546 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,546
Reviews: 2,509
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,290
Gots: 3,120 | FT: 224
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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Photo of SHDoyle
5/5  rDev +8%

A beer that lives up to the hype. Felt like a cross between Founders normal Breakfast Stout and New Holland's Dragon's Milk.

SHDoyle, Monday at 06:48 PM
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3.69/5  rDev -20.3%

Deltoro, Monday at 01:27 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

UlfAndreas, Monday at 04:46 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Brian29, Monday at 04:22 AM
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4.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Mjcostello, Monday at 02:03 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +3.7%

sirhc3034, Sunday at 11:10 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

LodiRigglesbee, Sunday at 09:45 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

BlackNotesIII, Sunday at 04:39 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Jkinghill123, Sunday at 03:09 PM
Photo of denver10
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%

Pours black with a mocha head. Aroma is offers some nice bourbon and oak, nice roast, chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla. Exactly what you would expect from the description of the beer and as good as you would expect it to be. Flavor follows suit. A medium bodied mouthfeel, not too active to allow the flavors to stick around in your mouth. Overall, an absolutely phenomenal beer. Exactly what I hoped it would be. Right up there with Big Bad Baptist for my favorite barrel aged coffee chocolate stout --> I'll take Big Bad Baptist when I want the emphasis to be on the coffee, I'll take KBS when I want the emphasis to be on the barrel. Either way, can't go wrong. This beer is elite.

denver10, Sunday at 12:46 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

TayCO802, Sunday at 10:06 AM
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4.4/5  rDev -5%

twincano, Sunday at 03:26 AM
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4.88/5  rDev +5.4%

zerocool88, Sunday at 02:18 AM
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4.43/5  rDev -4.3%

jet812, Saturday at 10:44 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -24.4%

kp29, Saturday at 09:33 PM
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4.56/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.77/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -24.4%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,546 ratings.