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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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world-class

8,117 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,117
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,143
Gots: 2,902 | FT: 209
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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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-02-2013 20:19:07 | More by AZBeerDude
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3.75/5  rDev -19%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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LGB362

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-02-2013 02:07:12 | More by LGB362
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CDubbs75

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-02-2013 01:23:59 | More by CDubbs75
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-01-2013 19:42:08 | More by ktenneydenver
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-01-2013 18:01:07 | More by -NESTO-
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

09-01-2013 15:34:54 | More by mtpHokie
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Puliguy

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. Pours dark as night with a tan head.

S. Hints of chocolate, oats, bitter hops

T. Hugh coffee flavors stand out with hints of dark chocolate.

M. Thick but not over whelming thick. Founders got this one right.

O. I would recommend this stout anyone who enjoys a good imperial stout


Serving type: on-tap

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 15:33:11 | More by Puliguy
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Kruja5

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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TimDisaster

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-01-2013 13:12:27 | More by TimDisaster
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michael78747

Texas

4/5  rDev -13.6%

09-01-2013 12:52:08 | More by michael78747
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dowen17

Alabama

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black as ink. Gurgles as I pour. Thick chocolate colored one finger head. Good retention and nice lacing.

On the nose is coffee, dark chocolate and fruits, vanilla and oak from the bourbon. Very complex and inviting.

Taste mirrors the nose exactly. Big bitter roast coffe. Dark fruits and coffee. Sweet bourbon. Vanilla and oak. Perfect.

Mouthfeel is huge. Warming from the alcohol but chewy. Sticky. Really coats your mouth and lips.

This beer is all its cracked up to be. Worth what I traded to get it. Can't wait until its released again next year. Will definitely buy and drink again. Just perfect.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 04:47:59 | More by dowen17
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New York

5/5  rDev +8%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -13.6%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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leighton

United Kingdom (England)

4.3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at home in London as dusk approaches to cap a rather pleasant Sunday. I drink this beer as the ceremonial 4000th rating, but also to celebrate an anniversary. The beer pours black-brown with a sturdy, creamy and tight beige foam head. Lots to take in on the nose. Dry coffee hits first, followed by oak chips, dark cocoa, alcohol, mild roast, a bit of tobacco and earth. Great flavor, very rich, very sweet. Lots of charred malts, brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate cake, oak and straight burnt wood, some mild earthy bitterness. Full bodied, lightly chewy with fine carbonation. Warm finish with lots of dark sugars, licorice, molasses, dark chocolate, light coffee, mocha, vanilla, chocolate syrup, light peat, burnt grass, burnt wood. Certainly lives up to the hype. It’s a robust, nicely nuanced beer with plenty of punch. I love it. A great way to commemorate this happy day.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -13.6%

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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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