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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

8,178 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,178
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,157
Gots: 2,932 | FT: 210
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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ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -35.2%

01-06-2014 15:38:13 | More by ThatsThatDude
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raynmoon

California

4.26/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: jet black. No red at the bottom with a dark mocha head and nice alcohol legs.

S: classic bourbon barrel, some nutty aromas and coffee come through.

T: some of the same but definitely dumbed down. Light barrel with the chocolate and coffee coming through.

Mf:medium to light body. Creamy with a soda like finish.

Overall: sort of one noted. The complexity doesn't really come through.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 05:32:44 | More by raynmoon
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djgustafson

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-06-2014 01:36:13 | More by djgustafson
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-06-2014 01:00:42 | More by Jlang2012
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Danimal25

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -19%

01-05-2014 21:47:44 | More by Danimal25
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Jimsal27

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-05-2014 19:38:26 | More by Jimsal27
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pBRale

Iowa

5/5  rDev +8%

01-05-2014 16:10:27 | More by pBRale
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WhatsTheNoteSay

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-05-2014 04:08:16 | More by WhatsTheNoteSay
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2014 06:23:41 | More by cwguy5
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Acropora

California

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-03-2014 09:41:04 | More by Acropora
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ccronin

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2014 07:35:09 | More by ccronin
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2014 03:21:44 | More by dubdrop
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BrooBub

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2014 03:10:40 | More by BrooBub
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DrewSimm

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

01-03-2014 02:32:03 | More by DrewSimm
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JLoPMac

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-02-2014 15:10:30 | More by JLoPMac
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Dperry33

Georgia

5/5  rDev +8%

01-02-2014 15:03:15 | More by Dperry33
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Llamameister

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-02-2014 13:09:10 | More by Llamameister
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koko2315

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-02-2014 04:10:43 | More by koko2315
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JPeezy

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2014 03:18:28 | More by JPeezy
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle received in trade with igeunard - 2012 edition

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and vanilla. There is also some coffee, wood, and some bourbon. There is also a bit of a nuttiness.

Overall - One of the best Imperial Stouts I have ever had. The chocolate flavours are very rich and you can tell they used high quality ingredients. It's bold yet well balanced and the alcohol is incredibly well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 01:51:44 | More by spinrsx
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a chilled pint glass. Deep dark, almost black color, with thin beige head, lots of tiny bubbles, and strong, consistent lacing throughout. On the nose, strong scents of chocolate, caramel, toffee, and butterscotch jump out of the glass. And I think I smell a hint of cinnamon (or some other peppery spice). The bourbon/alcohol is not readily apparent until the first taste, and them BAM! On the palate, the bourbon announces itself, draped in a silky smooth chocolatey/coffee awesomeness. Yowza! Incredible balance between the rich, velvety malts and the balls to the wall bourbon bonanza. When I die, please embalm me with this nectar of the gods. The mouthfeel is full, lush, and absolutely chewy wonderful. Before KBS, I would not have considered myself a huge stout fan. But now? Sell the wife & kids, burn down the house, empty the 401(k), and move to Buenos Aries with a truckload of this shit (if you can get it)! Hallelujah!!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 01:26:21 | More by JohnParadee
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Ben7773

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2014 22:00:13 | More by Ben7773
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2014 18:50:33 | More by Dolfan907
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-01-2014 18:18:07 | More by chickenm
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tikk

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2014 06:17:35 | More by tikk
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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