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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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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,435 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,435
Reviews: 2,506
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,254
Gots: 3,072 | FT: 219
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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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-27-2013 15:17:36 | More by Hopsiam14
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Gretlawn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-26-2013 22:24:12 | More by Gretlawn
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Spleeb

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-26-2013 18:30:00 | More by Spleeb
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TorsHammer

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-26-2013 17:09:34 | More by TorsHammer
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ejeffer11

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-26-2013 15:44:47 | More by ejeffer11
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Golfingtom


4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-26-2013 12:55:44 | More by Golfingtom
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Robdrinx

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-26-2013 05:58:41 | More by Robdrinx
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -22.7%

12oz bottle (from 2/17/12) in a snifter glass.

A- pours opaque black, no head or lacing, thin mocha film that does not last. It kinda looks like flat cola.

S- Chocolate right up front which I thought to be a sign of good thins to come, I was wrong. There's some roasted malt, coffee, molassses, vanilla. The aromas come and go as the beer warms. The predominent stench of booze hides any certain identity.

T- The aromas try to show themselves in the form of flavors but the booziness sets up a roadblock.

M- Slick ,heavy, and boozey.

O- I don't get it...all the hype and not even close to FBS for me. I don't like all the booze here. An IPA and a snifter of B&B would please me much more. I feel that my ratings could be even lower, but the rest of BA can't be wrong. I gave it every chance, oh, well.

01-26-2013 02:22:46 | More by NiceTaps
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-26-2013 02:08:52 | More by jcjerabek
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

01-26-2013 01:37:33 | More by bigclydeoliver
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-26-2013 00:37:34 | More by UncleJimbo
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Azrael


4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-25-2013 06:32:09 | More by Azrael
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-24-2013 22:26:34 | More by hopandbarley28
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avalonct

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

01-24-2013 19:33:37 | More by avalonct
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vtbeerandbud

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-24-2013 19:23:49 | More by vtbeerandbud
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-24-2013 15:40:16 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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dman5400

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-24-2013 06:10:11 | More by dman5400
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ahuckk

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-24-2013 00:59:24 | More by ahuckk
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-23-2013 23:11:54 | More by ericj551
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TomClem

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-23-2013 17:14:08 | More by TomClem
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wsnich

Texas

5/5  rDev +8%

01-23-2013 16:20:18 | More by wsnich
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mfield14

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-23-2013 04:43:01 | More by mfield14
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fitrock2112

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

Poured the Kentucky Breakfast Stout into a Belgian Tulip

A - The beautiful imperial stout is black as midnight with no light getting through. Poured aggressively with a half finger of mocha head. Did I say beautiful..?

S - The best smelling beer I've had the pleasure of smelling. Mocha chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and slight aroma of bourbon. I am also getting vanilla, a little toffee some char as well. First class all the way.

T - Wow, the chocolate bourbon ball explodes on first taste, coffee, roasted nuts, malts. This is unbelievable, just simply the best and smoothest barrel aged beer I've ever had the luxury of tasting. I can on and on about this beer, but you must do yourself a favor if you have not had this beer, seek it out and relax and enjoy a true winner.

M - Quite simply the smoothest, richest beer, heavy mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Excellent stuff here my friend.

O - The benchmark, by all other beers should be judged. Many have tried, but no one has come close to Founders barrel aged beers. The first and probably only perfect score from me. A true classic. Worth all the hype and then some. Cheers !!!

01-23-2013 01:18:27 | More by fitrock2112
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ARJett


5/5  rDev +8%

01-22-2013 17:08:42 | More by ARJett
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2013 16:20:43 | More by HopsHopenstein
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,435 ratings.