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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

7,988 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,988
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,108
Gots: 2,854 | 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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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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Robin_Whiddon

Manitoba (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8%

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mani

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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amp138

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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Moopband

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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mmulebarn

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

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chewy6935

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.48/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured at cellar temperature from a 12 oz bottle into a Founders KBS snifter glass. Purchased in North Providence, RI.

A- Pours a deep brown color that is translucent on the pour but opaque and black once in the glass. The head is modest and brown, reducing to a ring of foam. Leaves a little lacing.

S- Super fudgy.. chocolate brownies with hot fudge, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, coffee beans, semisweet chocolate. Some booze.

T- The first touch of the tongue reveals a sweet butterscotch, bourbon, caramel, vanilla bean flavor that meshes perfectly with milk chocolate and coffee notes. The finish is absolutely fantastic with a roasted, charred, nearly burnt malt flavor.

M- Thick but smooth, rich, velvety and smooth. Low carbonation. Milky.

KBS did not let me down.. such an amazing beer that is rich, flavorful, and complex without being overly boozy or cloying. Lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 01:55:07 | More by gcamparone
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California

5/5  rDev +8%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - motor oil black. Little lacing and head, but hard to expect from a big beer

Smell - chocolate factory smell. Just amazing. After a few more pass bys I had to up this. Booze as well, but wow to the chocolate!

Taste - lots of roasty flavors. Hints of dark chocolate and a bourbon subtle undertone. Quite complex

Mouthfeel - even for how strong it is this guy comes off your tongue making you want more.

Overall - so glad I got to try this beer via a trade. So complex and amazing!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 04:20:59 | More by beatenbyjacks
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,988 ratings.