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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

8,621 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,621
Reviews: 2,513
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 3,318
Gots: 3,150 | FT: 231
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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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

fredmugs, Mar 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

BKBassist, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

NSK79, Mar 30, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sobeleg for the trade. Cheers

Appearance: pours a thick coffee black with a one finger head that dissipates to a light cream ring around the glass. There is only the slight transparency around the rim of the beer.

Smell: coffee and bourbon on the nose. there is some sweet vanilla.

Taste: WOW! subtle coffee right up front with sweet vanilla rounds off the palate. bourbon hits you with a nice touch but not overpowering considering it was in barrels for a year. There is a grass aftertaste that reminds me of being on a farm with horses all around. guess thats also why its KBS.

Mouthfeel: full and thick but not crazy. finishes nice and resinous on the tongue.

Overall: this is a very special brew that is perfect for the BA stout style. It really sets the bar with perfect balance of vanilla, coffee, and bourbon. Cheers!

Lucho, Mar 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

CanisMajor, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

rjknyy, Mar 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

griffeyb, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

TheEvilGenius, Mar 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

DaPan, Mar 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

alex021224, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

emilylee, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

alelover, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

L3MI, Mar 29, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 KBS - Opened a bottle on March 27th, the first day of this year's bottle release:

A - As always, a super dark oil black color with a nicely creamy light brown head.

S - Coffee and bourbon all over the top of it in a great way. Behind them, chocolate with hints of vanilla.

T - This beer ages great, but it's so nice to have it fresh again. The bourbon comes through in a way that just doesn't hang on with aging. It makes me wonder how much bourbon was still in the barrels when Founders put the beer in them.

M - The aroma and taste has lots of great boozy characteristics, but it's not hot in the mouth the way one might expect.

O - Amazing! I can't wait to slowly drink my bottles over the next year to experience the diversity time will give this beer's flavors.

TheBeerTruck, Mar 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

SupremePie, Mar 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

MallyOMight, Mar 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Fetching, Mar 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

aranton, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

straightlambic, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

jsjos116, Mar 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

DrHopHead, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

emottram, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

GonkDroid, Mar 25, 2013
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,621 ratings.