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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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100
world-class

8,163 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,163
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,155
Gots: 2,930 | FT: 212
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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Topher78

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-09-2013 02:20:59 | More by Topher78
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-08-2013 16:43:53 | More by Travcofarms
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

11-08-2013 16:16:28 | More by Benesi88
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bcwilley07

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-08-2013 09:17:55 | More by bcwilley07
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yummybeer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-07-2013 23:06:04 | More by yummybeer
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mmhannon

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-07-2013 21:05:44 | More by mmhannon
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jokermanboy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-07-2013 19:58:50 | More by jokermanboy
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-07-2013 16:55:52 | More by jscheuf
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-07-2013 05:24:34 | More by Josiah2729
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VernonKell

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-07-2013 01:37:30 | More by VernonKell
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Warlocks-Passage

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-06-2013 04:02:45 | More by Warlocks-Passage
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enulcwww

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

11-06-2013 03:25:33 | More by enulcwww
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

11-06-2013 00:01:51 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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space_guy9

California

4/5  rDev -13.6%

11-05-2013 19:58:26 | More by space_guy9
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-04-2013 05:15:03 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-04-2013 04:51:30 | More by dotes_on_dipas
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pugartheterrible

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-04-2013 02:54:25 | More by pugartheterrible
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cincysig

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

11-04-2013 01:42:19 | More by cincysig
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kris_n

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-03-2013 20:08:57 | More by kris_n
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-03-2013 16:15:10 | More by DerrickW
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mkh895

Arizona

5/5  rDev +8%

11-03-2013 04:24:24 | More by mkh895
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-03-2013 01:34:41 | More by WVUbrew
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Did a horizontal tasting between 2009 and 2010 vintages.

Appearance- Both poured from the bottle with a thin, tan head over a cola-brown body. The head did not appear very proteinaceous. Carbonation was not visible from the sides of the glass.

Aroma- Big nose full of roasty malts, vanilla and bourbon (booze). Can't quite put my finder on it, but the 2009 is better "put together" on the nose than the 2010. Overall, both had a slight solvent aroma which kept these from receiving a perfect score on aroma.

Flavor- Big, huge malty backbone- rich with syrupy sweetness. This is met with an equally strong hit of oak and bourbon. There is a substantial herbal bitterness here as well- presumably from both the black malts, coffee and hops. These serve nicely to offset the sweetness. The solvent notes detected on the nose become apparent on the tongue, but are not overwhelming. Long finish that stays with you for days. Both vintages exhibited the same flavor components, but the 2009 was much more attractive; the flavors had married in this vintage, much how flavors in chili combine better the next day.

Mouthfeel- Big, chewy and slightly silky mouthfeel from both vintages. Carbonation is perfectly soft. There is some heat here from the alcohol, but a pleasant heat. Astringency is present but at an appreciable level as well.

Overall- This is a fantastically big beer. It definitely ages well. I find that I prefer the aged versus the fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 17:10:00 | More by jgasparine
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sphyrn

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-02-2013 07:12:00 | More by sphyrn
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-01-2013 20:05:49 | More by JTomczak
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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