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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

8,433 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,433
Reviews: 2,505
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,255
Gots: 3,072 | FT: 219
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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Hops_n_Hawks

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

03-10-2014 01:59:49 | More by Hops_n_Hawks
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Soto

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-10-2014 00:25:29 | More by Soto
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Hanserelli

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 21:54:43 | More by Hanserelli
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Loco_Joe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 20:23:11 | More by Loco_Joe
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Bartos

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 18:55:23 | More by Bartos
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CrazyDan

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 16:44:23 | More by CrazyDan
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 14:57:53 | More by RAKeeler
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Armando_Perez

Florida

5/5  rDev +8%

03-09-2014 01:31:56 | More by Armando_Perez
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PPOmaha

Nebraska

4.21/5  rDev -9.1%

Aroma: roasty caramel and molasses. Slight roast barley. Coffee and whiskey are blended nicely, not too up front.

Appearance: black and opaque. Brown head that lingers well for high alcohol level.

Flavor: Slightly astringent whiskey and vanilla up front, mid palate is mostly bitterness, finishes with nice coffee roast bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Whiskey dominates a lot of the flavor notes. No DMS, no diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Great beer. Can only really drink one but it is really enjoyable. I think I prefer plain breakfast stout though, there is a lot of stuff going on here, a lot of similar bitterness from whiskey, coffee, and roast malt all at the same time.

03-08-2014 00:37:46 | More by PPOmaha
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-07-2014 16:29:40 | More by dannyfayy
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planbee

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

03-07-2014 05:59:46 | More by planbee
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2GOOFY

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-07-2014 03:50:00 | More by 2GOOFY
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev -3.2%

Very excited to finally try this one.

Beer is jet black with a very small tan head which fades quickly.

Nose is very good. Contains coffee, bourbon, chocolate. Very nice blend of the scents, all well integrated. A bit of vanilla.

Taste is like the nose. Moderately bitter, tasting of both coffee and chocolate. The bourbon is quite present, providing some vanilla and a bit of sweetness that offsets the bitter. Roasted malt. Like the nose, the flavours are super integrated. The bourbon not as intense as expected, but quite present.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Some alcohol heat.

Overall, excellent stuff. An extremely well done BBA stout.

03-07-2014 02:50:01 | More by jrenihan
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allouez86

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -13.6%

03-07-2014 02:42:42 | More by allouez86
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EF4

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-07-2014 00:00:59 | More by EF4
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -13.6%

03-06-2014 20:22:27 | More by herrburgess
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nsheehan

Texas

4/5  rDev -13.6%

03-06-2014 16:08:54 | More by nsheehan
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LIVEfreak2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.6%

03-06-2014 13:34:34 | More by LIVEfreak2
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Jeffries55

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-06-2014 12:59:11 | More by Jeffries55
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Wolberjs

California

4.44/5  rDev -4.1%

2014 into a Stone IRS glass.

A - Pitch black with some head and a little foam and lacing. I honestly have no clue how to judge the appearance of a good RIS. They're black, they all have a little bit of foam. I'll give it the obligatory and completely arbitrary 4.5.

S - Coffee, chocolate, and a little vanilla. Don't get the barrel's bourbon in the nose.

T - Taste follows the nose with a little oak and woodiness from the barrel. This tastes really good, but it has Kentucky in the name and I'm not getting any bourbon taste or alcohol.

M - Terrific silky smooth feel on the tongue with a super pleasant chocolate milk finish. No thin or tingly alcohol here.

O - This is a great beer, but I think a little bourbon flavor would make it even better. I remember more bourbon from the times I've had it before, but who knows if my beer memory is reliable. Honestly if "kentucky" wasn't in the name I'd probably be blown away by how good of a coffee stout this is, but since "kentucky" is in the name I think it's missing a little something.

03-06-2014 07:06:36 | More by Wolberjs
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Socalfan21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-06-2014 04:31:47 | More by Socalfan21
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ford0626

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-05-2014 20:58:02 | More by ford0626
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

5/5  rDev +8%

03-05-2014 20:01:34 | More by Jeremy6566
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BrewliganRich

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-05-2014 19:52:32 | More by BrewliganRich
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Mopps

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-05-2014 19:51:12 | More by Mopps
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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