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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

8,624 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,624
Reviews: 2,514
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 3,322
Gots: 3,150 | FT: 232
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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4.92/5  rDev +6.5%

GregSSSSS, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Absolutely perfect beer. There isn't another on the market that can replicate this. I have tried in homebrewing but can't come close.....but who should expect to get close to such a great brewery?

Isumurphy, Sep 24, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drove all the way to Grand Rapids to try some. Was able to come home with some bottles. Poured very heavy, giving a small tan head. Dark thick body. No light comes through. Smell is very minimal bourbon with lots of coffee. Some wood smell. Taste is coffee with more bourbon than the smell. Very good. One of the best beers I've had. Poured the beer somewhere around 55 degrees.

kkleu357, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Chrisc212, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

JStewart00, Sep 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Ishogai, Sep 24, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev -6.5%

maljay26, Sep 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Armykeith, Sep 23, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev -3.9%

cpgregory, Sep 23, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally had it at - on tap at Jerry's in Andersonville. Couldn't believe my luck. It's got the color of black silk and the mouthfeel fulfills the promise of the look. It is super smooth and elegant. The nose was somewhat subdued, coffee, licorice and a hint of bourbon. Taste had these and a bit of tobacco but all in much more distinct ways than the nose. I expected a bit monster of a beer but this was smooth, subtle, and nuanced in flavor. Did it live up to the hype? How could it? But it was one pretty amazing beer and an astonishingly well-balanced one.

Qbdoo, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Stevebeergeek, Sep 23, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev -0.4%

jjdc, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

mlklein27, Sep 22, 2014
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3ricks, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -35.1%

DeadGuyRyan, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Pleasure, Sep 20, 2014
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,624 ratings.