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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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8,624 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,624
Reviews: 2,514
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 3,323
Gots: 3,150 | FT: 232
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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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

uglypirate, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -29.7%

TLambrechts, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of tubeyes
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A black in color, brown head. Some brown lace.
S lots of sweet chocolate cotton candy nose.
T lots more sweet chocolate cotton candy, some hop on the end, bourbon.
M velvet mouth feel, chocolate hop aftertaste.
O very good and strong beer. Glad I got Tue chance to try it. Had in a large snifter at OSDH in Denton.

tubeyes, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of macher0
4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75


2014 vintage. Bottle to snifter.

A. Pours jet black. 2 finger amber-frothy-fine bubbles. Stable laces. Thick. The head retreats to a rim and galaxy film.

S. Layered. Coffee, coco, and dark malts are in the front. They give way to to high booze then bourbon.

T. This ale certainly delivers with a strong, smooth, but aggressive taste. Very complex and layered as the nose. Bourbon soaked oak, coffee, dark chocolate, and dark malts. Nuts, dried fruit, vanilla, toffee, bourbon balls, and hops round out the palate.

M. Strong, smooth, and aggressive. Such was the taste. Low carbonation, highly viscous.

O. This is an excellent ale. Big time. Worth the hype. The freshness adds a complexity that is not present in aged bottles. Particularly the coffee presence and bite. The roast is a little too much because it overpowers the bourbon.

macher0, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

pdbennett8, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

cfaulman, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

CDCNAM, Apr 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

erikhoffman39, Apr 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Wolkat21, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of TheosTheories
4.99/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draft at world of beer

A- pitch black, small head that doesn't last

S- coffee, vanilla, perfect about of boubon!

T- I'm getting that bourbon up from but it isn't over the top, it's balanced amazingly with the roasted coffee, and dark chocolate, a nice vanilla is also coming through.

M- mouth feel is perfect, on the lighter side of full, sticky and coats the mouth nice.

O- overall a perfect barrel aged stout. It is exactly what I'm looking for in one. Nice bourbon but isn't over the top like I feel like goose islands bourbon county is.

TheosTheories, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -18.8%

Rosstheboss, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

GreenHa, Apr 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

BeerPunk1312, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

D-18V, Apr 01, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle dated 3/14/14 poured into a tulip
A: Pitch black with a one-finger head
S: Coffee. Really good coffee. Then some vanilla, cream and bourbon notes. Finishes with roasted malt
T: More coffee, bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla, and both milk & dark chocolate
M: Medium-bodied, not quite as full as I expected but not a hint of alcohol which is impressive
O: My first time trying this and it's worthy of the hype. Fantastically complex and every flavor is so pure. Incredibly balanced. I only wish I had been able to buy more than one to try it with some age

ONUMello, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

BeerBeast, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

blackcloud, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

seanpsu33, Apr 01, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown. Almost black. A thin light brown head that quickly fades.

S- Bourbon, dark roasted malts, booze, some coffee.

T- Yum. Bourbon up front giving way to dark chocolate and coffee. The alcohol is there but well masked.

M- Smooth as silk. Full body. Again you get an alcohol presence, but it doesn't detract in any way.

O- This beer lives up to the hype. A masterpiece. Bravo.

nodder, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

NuckleDragger, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Melman, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

WTKeene, Apr 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

rpomeroy, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

GStein, Apr 01, 2014
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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