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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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8,767 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,767
Reviews: 2,520
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,389
Gots: 3,223 | 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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Photo of jayhawk73
4.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by Huhzubendah- Thanks Matt!

2009 vintage

Pours a jet black with a small chocolate head. Good lacing on my snifter glass. This beer is definitely a black hole, and looks fantastic. The nose is sublime. Espresso, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and cigar smoke is what I get in the nose. Super smooth (probably due to age), and simply perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. The taste is out of this world! Bourbon, vanilla, bourbon barrels, coffee, cigar smoke and chocolate is what I get. This beer is really complex, and just a pure dream to sip on. I don't get any of the alcohol either, other than a tiny bit on the aftertaste. Feel is perfect. Full bodied, and so smooth you can't believe it. Great balance of dryness/maltyness. Overall, this is as good as it gets for the style. Thanks, Matt for the opportunity to share this! Cheers.

jayhawk73, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

mark14580, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

paxchristi, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

andrecrompton, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of vic21234
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2/25/11. Poured into a snifter. Pulled from fridge and sat at room temp for about 15 minutes.

A- Poured thick and dark as night. Minimal tan head that quickly dissipated. Quite a bit of lacing.

S- Hints of chocolate and coffee. Huge bourbon, boozey presence.

T- Perfectly balanced. Initial chocolate and coffee gives way to the warming bourbon feeling.

M- Very heavy, lightly carbonated.

O- An awesome beer to write my first review for. So glad I've finally been able to try it. A great stout that surely would be great with some more aging on it as well.

vic21234, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

arkansastroy, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Dowolf, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

uziangis, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

deadmule, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

bezakjon, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

havok1024, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of suspect
4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Viscous thick, black beer. Aggressive center pour leads to a 1 finger whipped chocolate head. Lots of thick sticky lacing clings to the glass.

S: Big bouquet of toasted malts, chocolate, some coffee and quite a bit of oakey booze. Not nearly as balanced as I think it could be but not terrible either.

T: It all comes together so nicely when it hits your lips. So much flavor wrapped up in this little bottle. Coffee is still very prevalent yet probably faded a touch but still there enough to mix with the bourbon and the chocolate to create an extremely complex blend of flavors that - if I hadn't had CBS recently - I would have been blown away by.

M: Huge bodied, lightly carbonated. Sticky thick mouth coating leaves me wanting more and more yet knowing I need to to sip.

O: A huge huge beer with unbelievably complex flavors. I loved every second of this beer and I want to have more of this on a regular basis.

suspect, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

cestlavie, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

erwin08, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

rob9802, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

dbol, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

bkny27, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

EROCK75, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

jcone17, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

amrozga, Dec 09, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

drummermattie02, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

valkyre65, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

1P4F7W, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

eddiechilton, Dec 09, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

BMart, Dec 09, 2011
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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