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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

8,163 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,163
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,155
Gots: 2,930 | FT: 212
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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Lastop

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

12-09-2012 14:12:32 | More by Lastop
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atigerlife

Hawaii

4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a couple of bottles for a long while and decided to celebrate tonight. I'm guessing this is the correct beer, even though mine actually says "Kentucky Breakfast Stout" not the initials. Also, ABV is stated on Bottle as 10%, not 11.2%. But, must be the same stuff....

Pours dark black, black hole black. Dark soy sauce. Little/no head. Light brown color. Very mysterious looking.

Strong aroma, dark chocolate, coffee and molasses.

Taste is of dark chocolate, light bourbon [nicely done], oak and coffee.

Mouthfeel is thick, heavy, creamy.

Overall, a very, very nicely made beer. Can taste the love put into this one. Glad I have another bottle to open for my next occasion.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 02:34:11 | More by atigerlife
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draimegould

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8%

12-07-2012 18:32:06 | More by draimegould
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jmutoml757

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-07-2012 01:24:29 | More by jmutoml757
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-06-2012 22:13:17 | More by pcarney8
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gratefuld

Indiana

4/5  rDev -13.6%

12-06-2012 03:31:57 | More by gratefuld
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

12-06-2012 00:26:08 | More by browniewithnuts
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cocoapuph

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-05-2012 05:41:51 | More by cocoapuph
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5/5  rDev +8%

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shamrock071521

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-04-2012 04:53:43 | More by shamrock071521
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mateuszekxxpl

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-04-2012 01:42:26 | More by mateuszekxxpl
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stabbingcontest

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.6%

12-03-2012 21:26:21 | More by stabbingcontest
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Lethargy99

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

12-03-2012 01:14:06 | More by Lethargy99
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.6%

12-02-2012 04:59:03 | More by Hugonaut13
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

12-02-2012 02:14:02 | More by FrankShirley
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2012 19:46:39 | More by WoodburyMN
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Mreyes69

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

12-01-2012 19:16:22 | More by Mreyes69
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Imacopyouidiot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-01-2012 06:42:07 | More by Imacopyouidiot
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Beerzort


4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2012 05:55:06 | More by Beerzort
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle, big thanks to Hopeswimmer for the bottle

Appearance: Pretty dark, like old engine oil. A slight head after the initial pour all but disappears quickly.

Smell: Maple syrup, burnt brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon.

Taste: Maple and vanilla dominate the front end of the experience. Afterwards, the slide downward through the flavor adventure gives way to bourbon, burnt brown sugar and a boozy ending. There's also an earthy quality to the ending I'm crediting to the barrel aging.

Mouthfeel: Sllightly carbonated, viscous, creamy and smooth.

Overall: This is a great beer with so much flavor. Despite a tiny bit of a boozy ending, this is an amazingly complex and balanced brew that unfolds with flavor as you drink it. I bet this would be amazing after 2+ years in a cellar.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 01:55:30 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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mendonjoebeer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2012 01:26:12 | More by mendonjoebeer
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KingCharles

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-30-2012 17:49:07 | More by KingCharles
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oteixeira

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-30-2012 15:11:33 | More by oteixeira
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-30-2012 02:22:11 | More by DrIPA
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3146Tony

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

11-30-2012 00:20:07 | More by 3146Tony
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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