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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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9,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,103
Reviews: 2,542
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,583
Gots: 3,359 | FT: 243
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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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Let me say that I've enjoyed KBS for years, and this is only one bottle..

Thin, no bourbon, coffee forward. Drinks like a mild mannered porter.

Why are there no dates on this year's bottles?

Not good, but if I try a good bottle.... I will retract this review.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this stuff. This year might be better than last year, or maybe it's because It's been almost a year since I had it last. I think I will cellar some this year. If i can resist the temptation.

The appearance is amazing. Dark with a hazy brown head.
The smell is amazing. Like walking into a cafe. The oak and chocolate smell will definitely hit you.
The taste is like chocolate bourbon.
Heavy feel.
Overall, I just love this beer.

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.96/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

An astounding beer. Although incredibly hard to find (Researched and went to four stores before I found one that would reserve and sell to me.) it was well worth the wait. The pour is as thick and black as motor oil with a toffee colored head. The smell was divine with notes of caramel and coffee. The taste had more bourbon than I was expecting but the sweetness from the barrels combined with the dark chocolate and coffee flavors was heavenly. An absolute triumph of beer. If you are committed enough to find and acquire a bottle, buy it without a second thought.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,103 ratings.