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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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8,763 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,763
Reviews: 2,520
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,388
Gots: 3,222 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Hessian257, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

prisdefer, Apr 14, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a thick black, with a minimal dark-tan head with some retention around the edge of the glass; lots of lacing as you drink.

Smell: Nose is sweet and roasted with coffee, chocolate and a hint of vanilla and oak.

Taste: Lives up to the hype; roasted, chocolate, vanilla (which typically comes from being aged in bourbon barrels) with a little hint of sweet bitterness; can also pick up on the oak and bourbon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a real creamy smoothness; coats the tongue and lingers.

Overall: This was my first encounter with the esteemed KBS, and I have to say, it didn’t disappoint. I was drinking several very good beers in a flight while waiting for KBS to be poured at a local establishment’s Beer-Fest KBS party, and when compared side-by-side to KBS, the other beers definitely fell a bit into its shadow. In a special class, KBS is well worth the effort of hunting it down. I’m sure I’ll be doing the same when it releases again next year!

tastymug, Apr 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

jsnoek, Apr 14, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap at the MacGregor's Grill and Tap Room in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a thick, DARK black. No light could ever penetrate this one. Small but inviting head.

Smells great- sweet, tasty bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Very strong, even to someone like me with a poor sense of smell.

Somehow tastes even better. Brownie batter mixed with cookie dough comes first, then bourbon sweetness, coffee bitterness, vanilla, oak and a slight hop kick. Alcohol doesn't really show much.

Full, gloppy mouthfeel. So thick and creamy, like a coffee bourbon milkshake with extra chocolate. Low carbonation.

This beer is unbelievably hyped, and very hard to get, so I was happy to find it on tap. It's much better on tap than in the bottle, but it's far from a slouch in the bottle. Simply amazing stuff here.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Skott1123, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -18.8%

Psychmusic, Apr 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

flyingmick, Apr 13, 2013
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,763 ratings.