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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

8,117 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,117
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,143
Gots: 2,903 | FT: 209
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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tpaetow

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-14-2013 20:35:28 | More by tpaetow
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2013 02:02:37 | More by liquorpig
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chicagobeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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JVB

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-13-2013 18:40:08 | More by JVB
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-13-2013 18:25:02 | More by 21Maestro8
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ubiq3000

California

5/5  rDev +8%

12-13-2013 03:49:38 | More by ubiq3000
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-13-2013 01:06:53 | More by appetiteforparis
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kevin_m_bell

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-12-2013 03:31:49 | More by kevin_m_bell
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berlinabb

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-11-2013 23:42:57 | More by berlinabb
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thetommo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-11-2013 18:28:49 | More by thetommo
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loganburgh

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-11-2013 03:25:29 | More by loganburgh
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Sandbarunner

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

There is an awful lot hype behind this beer. This is great for Founders and stores.
I would like to start off by saying last years KBS was much better. There was a much brighter Bourbon nose last year. This year the bourbon notes are very light and the taste is not really there. The chocolate is good, but I would prefer a heavier Bourbon flavor.

That is my review from last year above...

Much weaker flavor this year that is so eclipsed by the hype that I am disappointed .

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 02:47:58 | More by Sandbarunner
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-10-2013 23:11:05 | More by threedaggers
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jordanimal

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-10-2013 13:09:36 | More by jordanimal
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CassinoNorth

New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a bottle at Joe Canal's Black Friday sale a week ago so it's got almost 8 months on it at this point.

Appearance: Jet black with a nice mocha head that sticks around for a while. Lacing all over the glass at is disappears. Pretty stout.

Smell: coffee, chocolate, and a nice sweet bourbon smell. Exceptional smelling bourbon barrel stout. Little roasty too.

Taste: Bourbon out front and coffee follows immediately. Even with a bit of age on it it's still has a great balance to it. It's a sipper, but not because of the heat (which is non existent) or intense bourbon barrel flavor. It's just delicious. The flavors come together wonderfully. I definitely think it deserves the hype it gets.

Moutfeel: A little thin, suprisingly. I expected this to have a bit more chewiness to it to be honest. I'd say this is it's one minor flaw.

Overall: Hunt this beer down, trade for it, whatever (don't chase trucks...that's lame). It's worth a bit of effort and certainly worth the price ($5-9 for 12 oz). Top 5 stout for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 05:12:45 | More by CassinoNorth
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

12-10-2013 03:46:59 | More by Blaze5445
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Alex5

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-10-2013 00:20:19 | More by Alex5
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

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rjm0715

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2013 14:07:16 | More by rjm0715
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freehafe

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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derederew

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -29.8%

12-09-2013 01:07:34 | More by derederew
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Shawner

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-08-2013 22:07:42 | More by Shawner
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-08-2013 19:24:44 | More by Denzo
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BeerMothaLova

California

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-08-2013 06:45:48 | More by BeerMothaLova
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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