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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

8,431 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,431
Reviews: 2,505
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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alwaysanswerb

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-26-2012 00:15:37 | More by alwaysanswerb
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DavidWalker


4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-25-2012 21:04:58 | More by DavidWalker
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Connor

Florida

3/5  rDev -35.2%

04-25-2012 16:48:55 | More by Connor
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-25-2012 09:43:27 | More by DaveHack
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Kevlee722

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-25-2012 07:17:35 | More by Kevlee722
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pentasyllabic


4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-24-2012 22:19:12 | More by pentasyllabic
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sleepnbballrlife

Vermont

4.33/5  rDev -6.5%

12 oz. bottle, February 2012 batch. Rich black pour with a fairly small, dark brown head. Nose is rife with vanilla, bourbon, wood, sweet molasses, espresso, and semi-sweet chocolate, along with some rich chocolate ganache. Flavor is heavenly, with delightful chocolate truffle, dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, roasted coffee, vanilla, almond, candied pecan... just outstanding. Rich palate but with quite nice carbonation. Awesome stuff.

04-24-2012 20:56:11 | More by sleepnbballrlife
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Irishmafia

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

04-24-2012 03:15:23 | More by Irishmafia
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Deivos


5/5  rDev +8%

04-24-2012 02:07:15 | More by Deivos
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woodjjacct

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

04-24-2012 01:51:11 | More by woodjjacct
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jayp82

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

04-23-2012 19:00:29 | More by jayp82
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Bobbyearl

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-23-2012 18:50:19 | More by Bobbyearl
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LindsayKuron


3.25/5  rDev -29.8%

04-23-2012 15:51:02 | More by LindsayKuron
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bierdabbler

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-23-2012 00:30:15 | More by bierdabbler
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.8/5  rDev +3.7%

Look: Black with a brown ring at the top and totally opaque with absolutely no head

Smell: The nose has copious amounts of oak and bourbon upfront with some nice chocolate undertones

Taste: God damn wonderful bourbon and oak notes with some awesome chocolate and vanilla mid palate and some great roast and coffee on the finish

Mouthfeel: Full body with very little carbonation and a bit oily

Overall: Just fantastic

04-22-2012 23:43:37 | More by DarthKostrizer
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-22-2012 18:22:38 | More by sailorastro
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trixdout

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-22-2012 17:02:05 | More by trixdout
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Trexter103

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

04-22-2012 16:22:10 | More by Trexter103
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-22-2012 15:51:23 | More by Hopstout
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fdkayti

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-22-2012 03:26:30 | More by fdkayti
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +3.2%

12oz bottle dated 3/17/2012 poured into CCB Hunahpu snifter.

Opaque, black, thin liquid. Light brown head quickly dissipates to thin ring.

Wonderful aroma of chocolate, coffee, light vanilla, bourbon, slight oak. Could sniff this one all night.

The taste doesn't disappoint. A complex amalgam of nicely roasted malt (smooth bitterness), chocolate, caramel and oats. The bourbon is present throughout, like nice background music.

Thick, nicely bitter, well carbonated. Smooth on the back end. Solid.

Very nice bourbon barreled stout, well balanced and complex. Not a 5, but close. I have probably been ruined by Peg's G.O.O.D. Rare D.O.S.

04-22-2012 03:16:04 | More by CaptCleveland
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levon15

Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured from a growler I scored, 2012 vintage, thanks Cicero's; shared it with a large tasting group.

It's black, it leaves a slight dark coating on the glass as you swirl it, the head was minimal and it disapated quickly to a light ring in the glass, legs abound as you swirl or tip the glass.

The smell is of boozy bourbon, light notes of chocolate and vanilla hit me while the oaky bourbon stays in the spotlight.

The taste is what you want in a breakfast stout, I get coffee, chocolates, and the bourbon. This growler is more boozy than past KBS I have had.

In my mouth it's silky and filling. It covers my mouth with warmth the way I could see it coat the glass. The carbonation is right and the finish is perfect for this style.

Nothing I can say can give this beer the respect it deserves. You know you should have some in your cellar. Once you've had it youknow what to expect from an aged breakfast stout, KBS sets the bar.

04-22-2012 02:36:57 | More by levon15
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-22-2012 02:29:16 | More by hilgart1
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Kylie0109

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

04-22-2012 02:17:27 | More by Kylie0109
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ndamstra00

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

04-22-2012 00:49:14 | More by ndamstra00
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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