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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

8,737 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,737
Reviews: 2,519
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,376
Gots: 3,206 | FT: 230
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%

wil19b85, Mar 25, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had the 2014 release of this at HopCat during their release date. The bar got packed up and pretty hectic for a while. This beer is fantastic. Warmed it up in the hands a bit to bring out some of the other flavors, as it was too cold to taste of them when first poured. Can't beat drinking this with the actual owners of Founders!

okmit_eel, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

brewsclues, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of REDSOXIPAGUY
3.68/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was lucky enough to stumble upon a bottle of 2013 KBS. It went down to Florida with me and was tasted by 5 of us. I've had FBS, but never KBS. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. I really expected something great. It just seemed like a stronger FBS. I really didn't get any of the bourbon in it. I will get a bottle or two of 2014 and probably drink one fresh and age one. However, this did not live up to the hype for me.

REDSOXIPAGUY, Mar 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

BrewtalHonesty, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

chrismason269, Mar 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

ncelauro, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Brenden1, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Reappropriated, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

masterofsparks, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

ColonelHopslam, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

Da314man, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Mattys21, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

bleeps, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

patrick802, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

balinor, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

itsjreal, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

tkdchampxi, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

jayneo74, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Sam_Gladieux, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Wilmo831, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

mooseface, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

alexk307, Mar 23, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a very dark brown with a half finger chocolate head that dissipates quickly, light lacing.
S: Bourbon notes, light coffee, and light chocolate.
T: Burnt chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and coffee.
M: Creamy and medium bodied.
O: I love the way the bourbon comes out in this one. Top notch, well done Founders and I can't wait to seek out more!

N_Schleret, Mar 23, 2014
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,737 ratings.