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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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8,626 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,626
Reviews: 2,514
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 3,325
Gots: 3,151 | FT: 232
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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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

PHKrames, Apr 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

bostonryan, Apr 21, 2013
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4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(2013) 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to the guys at Eastgate Liquors in Lakeview for this one. They hooked me up big time.

Appearance: She's a beaut after just a mild pour. Jet black with a khaki-colored one finger head. Leaves some nice lacing on the side of the glass as you put more into your gut. Head shrinks to just a small layer that stays with you throughout the experience.

Smell: Bourbon for days. Vanilla follows, and a bit of coffee is also present.

Taste: Omph. This brew was(is) worth the trouble. Vanilla is actually much more present in the taste than it is in the smell. Coffee is big too. The bourbon and alcohol elements are mellow but definitely appreciable. Coffee taste is what is most prevalent between sips. I'd say that the vanilla is more prevalent when the brew is cooler, and as it warms, the coffee mixes in more with the vanilla. Not too hot at all at any point.

Mouthfeel: This and the taste are what really make this beer shine. It is extra, silky smooth. Almost like milk, and I mean that in the best way possible... Coats the mouth with a welcome layer of velvety goodness.

Overall: Well worth all the hype, honestly. This was my second bottle this year and I enjoyed this one exponentially more than my first (which is why I held off on reviewing it until I had this one). It is a must try for all of you fine people. At about $5/4 pack more expensive compared to BCBS, I'd have to say it's worth the hike in price. I love BCBS, but this beer justifies the extra $1.25/12oz IMO.

JMurphy41, Apr 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -18.8%

RichardMNixon, Apr 20, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Jet Black, very little head. What head that is there is tan and frothy.

S- Holy bourbon batman, followed by a whiff of coffee

T- Bourbon up front, coffee at the end. Some serious alcohol heat as well

M- Silky smooth mouthfell with some vanilla and alcohol on the end

O- A great stout and im glad to be able to get a few thanks to a trade. I would drink this daily and keep it for special events. Think a few months may lower the heat a lil and create an even better brew.

joshbhs04, Apr 20, 2013
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Skunkyluvmuffin, Apr 19, 2013
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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