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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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100
world-class

8,196 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,196
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,164
Gots: 2,944 | 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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BigJK

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-21-2012 17:06:41 | More by BigJK
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Mcooly

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-21-2012 02:27:22 | More by Mcooly
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Tschnab

New York

4.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to get a 4 pack of this back in march, reviewed from notes.

The pour is a thick black with a nice dark brown head that dissipates to a small head with tons of alcohol legs. The aroma is a deep roasty richness with bourbon, oak, chocolate, and tons of coffee rushing to the nose. Big aroma that hints at a decent amount of alcohol heat as well. The flavor is not as big as the nose, but it is just a beautifully well rounded beer that touches nicely on the vanilla oak bourbon and chocolate before going to all coffee on the finish. Really enjoyed this, though it wasn't a top 10 or so beer I've ever had. Still that is a silly standard to hold this too, and I really enjoy this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 19:09:38 | More by Tschnab
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apocalypsezombie


4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-19-2012 00:27:13 | More by apocalypsezombie
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OPSippin

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-18-2012 20:40:51 | More by OPSippin
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ASTASOLLILJA

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

09-18-2012 04:03:33 | More by ASTASOLLILJA
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-18-2012 00:53:41 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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ciscov

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-18-2012 00:03:15 | More by ciscov
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-17-2012 22:07:09 | More by ChrisMon02
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eorwar

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

09-17-2012 08:41:22 | More by eorwar
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer review # 300!

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a thin mocha head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and molasses.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice bourbon character with some chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, molasses, oak and a nice roastiness. Such a great taste.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 00:48:36 | More by SebD
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cde1218

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-17-2012 00:03:18 | More by cde1218
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grandmachine

California

5/5  rDev +8%

09-16-2012 08:10:32 | More by grandmachine
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amishbooze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-15-2012 23:04:06 | More by amishbooze
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

09-14-2012 23:36:09 | More by dsuedbeck
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured near black; opaque with a proper head.

Powerful, enticing aroma of dark malts, fine bourbon, and faint wood. Slightly boozy, but less than expected for over 11% ABV. There's a lot going on here, with even more complexity in the flavor. An excellent mix with good balance. Taste is just a tad too smoky/burnt.

M: full body is slightly harsh (recall over 11% ABV); medium carbonation, if off at all, is a tad high; smooth and warming.

O: had 2-3x in the past on tap but this was the 1st time bottled; perhaps because it had some additional age (no way to tell at this point) this was even better than remembered. An excellent big beer; very rich and complex, and a bit boozy in manner most may find appealing.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 14:41:01 | More by chinchill
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

09-14-2012 04:31:55 | More by ReeseMax3
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-14-2012 02:48:17 | More by grumpygerman
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

09-13-2012 20:26:46 | More by phishfoolme
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Trulius_Slackerus


5/5  rDev +8%

09-13-2012 04:40:18 | More by Trulius_Slackerus
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duxky

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-12-2012 06:43:13 | More by duxky
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MRAnderson

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black in appearance with a cocoa tinted creamy one finger head which i poured aggressively.

The smell is bourbon with tons of vanilla,dark and milk chocolates with some great expresso coffee notes.I just want to attach my sniffer to my face and live this way, that is how good this beer smells.

The taste of this beer is heavenly! Vanilla,chocolate,prominent bourbon on the back end with deep expresso notes..There is a warming effect much like whiskey on the way down to your stomach. There is quite a bit of boozieness to this beer which is expected with the high abv...This beer has more than a hint of Bourbon to it, it tastes like the barrels were filled with some whiskey before the beer itself was poured in to age..This is a huge beer and i personally love every aspect of it! Founders does it again!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 05:58:47 | More by MRAnderson
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cortez

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-12-2012 05:21:03 | More by cortez
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bassist286

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

09-12-2012 01:57:57 | More by bassist286
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Agent009

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-11-2012 18:01:09 | More by Agent009
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,196 ratings.