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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

8,344 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,344
Reviews: 2,501
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,203
Gots: 3,022 | FT: 214
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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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-25-2014 23:01:38 | More by marine1975
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-25-2014 20:49:13 | More by Rimbimhoot
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jnich2424

Florida

5/5  rDev +8%

01-25-2014 18:25:34 | More by jnich2424
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afi4lifer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2014 05:13:48 | More by afi4lifer
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Moheban

California

5/5  rDev +8%

01-25-2014 03:40:31 | More by Moheban
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Eamonn-Cummings3

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-25-2014 03:22:40 | More by Eamonn-Cummings3
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kreg02

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-24-2014 23:04:28 | More by kreg02
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wilkowski

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8%

01-24-2014 18:12:20 | More by wilkowski
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Texsuds

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-24-2014 17:31:56 | More by Texsuds
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-24-2014 09:58:41 | More by jmsedgwick
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hairylikeapeman

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-24-2014 01:17:48 | More by hairylikeapeman
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StPaulSuds

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-23-2014 17:21:33 | More by StPaulSuds
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pdeezy42

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-23-2014 12:06:53 | More by pdeezy42
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owend

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-23-2014 00:02:03 | More by owend
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krustster

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

01-22-2014 23:55:57 | More by krustster
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2014 23:52:59 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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Zorora

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-22-2014 23:51:05 | More by Zorora
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Jpepe08

Vermont

3/5  rDev -35.2%

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Radford_Sterling

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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Sinatra716

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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hookah97

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Zach1251

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev -0.9%

A solid representation of a barrel-aged imperial stout - strong dark chocolate, espresso, and bourbon on nose. Big bodacious malts, some cacao, and coffee on the body. A little lingering heat, but the finish is surprisingly thin though, which keeps this beer from being out of control tasty.

01-21-2014 15:43:09 | More by Zach1251
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benclimbs

California

4.33/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours black and totally opaque, beautiful - no light coming through this beast, about the viscosity of motor oil, knock a few points off for lack of head even when direct poured but doubt you could really get any with a beer this big.

Smell is good but the coffee really overpowers the subtleties in the nose - bourbon is hard to pick up and the cocoa comes through but 80% of what you smell is just coffee grounds. Again, this is good but I look for geared complexities in big stouts like this.

Again, the taste maintains the strong coffee profile but brings in the vanilla from the boubron barrels, some cocoa/chocolate and a lot of off-bitter malts - very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is perfect for a 12% imperial stout, super impressive - maintains a lightness that is super surprising.

Overall this is a great beer, I've waited years to try this and am very thankful that Saint Kitten sent this over to us from the land of Texas.

01-21-2014 05:43:12 | More by benclimbs
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Illinois

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Ainjyll

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,344 ratings.