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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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8,548 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,548
Reviews: 2,509
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,290
Gots: 3,121 | 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 Badger6
4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

8-9oz draft...in a plastic cup because the bar ran out of glass tulips. Samples at Buffalo Wild Wings at 8 Ionia St NW, in Grand Rapids MI, Mar 20, 2014. Was home in GR for a medical emergency int he family...but had to make time for this.

A: Pitch black, almost no head, a few groupings of brown bubble son the surface.

S: Dominant bourbon and a roasty malt aromas. Hints of coffee and vanilla.

T: Unbelieveable! Bourbon up front, a really smooth bourbon flavor. Notes of roasted malts, hints of coffee and vanilla. Slight flavor of the alcohol, but as a nice warm complement to the main flavors.

M: Robust but velvety smooth. Soft on the palate.

O: Nearly perfect beer, of any style, this is simply an amazing beer that must be sampled.

Badger6, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
5/5  rDev +8%

dmorgan310, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

beefsquatch, Mar 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

swarthybrews, Mar 20, 2014
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1/5  rDev -78.4%

Talkie85, Mar 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

GGRECH, Mar 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

MrBIP, Mar 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

HarryHood, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

BA_John, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Tracker83, Mar 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

RoosterC, Mar 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

YoudownwithABV, Mar 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

KostyaK, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

wcu80, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

pperez38, Mar 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Trio2shine, Mar 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

charneym, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

dbrelsfo, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

budsandsuds8, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

moarmare, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

bleedsblu, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of BoardwalkBock
4.86/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz vintage 2013

A: As dark as night. Looks like a blackhole of deliciousness.

S: Bourbon, whiskey, chocolate, figs, coffee, alcohol. Strong aroma.

T: Wow. Huge flavor profile. Whiskey and bourbon dominate. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, fig, dark fruits follow. Once again, wow.

M: Heavy. Tons of carbonation, decent bitterness, tons of warm alcohol notes.

O: Definitely the best BA stout out there. I've had the pleasure of having these beer three times before: 2010 Nassau, NY beer fest, 2011 Nassau NY beer fest and 2012 in a bar in Rhode Island. Completely missed out last year; until now. On my yeary visit to my undergrad school in Wilmington, NC, I came across a few bottles of 2013 KBS at my old beer store, Lighthouse Beer and Wines (Wrightsville Beach, NC). I hadn't been there in over 3 years and all the staff remembered me, so they just happened t mention the hidden KBS behind the counter. I couldn't appreciate it more. Glad I have a few 4-pks of KBS lined up for this year. Founders does it right!

BoardwalkBock, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

hophead8181, Mar 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

CRon_T, Mar 15, 2014
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,548 ratings.