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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

7,990 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,990
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,108
Gots: 2,858 | FT: 207
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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mjn5036

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8%

11-14-2011 21:28:01 | More by mjn5036
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sprague808

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

10-12-2013 02:02:15 | More by sprague808
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MikeConklin

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

04-04-2012 01:48:53 | More by MikeConklin
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mecherd

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

11-14-2011 19:57:36 | More by mecherd
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MRN

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%

04-10-2014 16:51:51 | More by MRN
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Kerrie

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

04-04-2014 23:26:01 | More by Kerrie
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Momar42

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8%

03-08-2013 14:13:40 | More by Momar42
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ereye

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

04-01-2013 02:14:24 | More by ereye
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abp02

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8%

11-18-2011 19:02:12 | More by abp02
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alaimoa

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours jet black with brown head that leaves great lacing.
Smells of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, caramel
Tastes very similar to smell with slight boozy undertones well hidden beneath strong coffee/chocolate
Mouthfeel unbelievably smooth and creamy
Overall perfect

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 01:42:55 | More by alaimoa
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boudeysbigbrew

California

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received 8 of these bad boys in a trade with user PeteGuento!

Appearance - Gentle pour with practically no head save for a tiny darkened brown circle. Lacing is minimal for the most part. Color is pure black with zero transparency.

Smell - In one word: delicious. Noticeably aged in bourbon barrels, with some sweetness clearly present. Smell of coffee beans comes through nicely.

Taste - Hints of vanilla I had not expected, which is something I've always loved in beer. Aftertaste is full of molasses and dark brown sugars. As it warms the bourbon's presence becomes noticeably more apparent.

Mouthfeel - great thickness with a bourbon aftertaste.

Overall - Though this is only my second KBS, it is certainly turning up to be my favorite RIS along with the Parabola. It completely lived up to the hype for me and cant wait to get to the remaining 6 I have left in my cellar!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 05:29:22 | More by boudeysbigbrew
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Mlarz2100

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

06-07-2014 01:39:34 | More by Mlarz2100
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WHOTH3MAN

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

02-06-2012 18:10:30 | More by WHOTH3MAN
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VAcrossr

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%

01-07-2012 01:07:59 | More by VAcrossr
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

5/5  rDev +8%

12-09-2012 20:11:23 | More by Jasonrm72
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pualie84

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

08-20-2013 20:38:35 | More by pualie84
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julian

Washington

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this after a year of aging in the cellar. I cracked this last night at Uber Tavern in Seattle to share with a friend and fellow beer lover.

I haven't reviewed in awhile, and honestly, I don't even think words can do this beer justice. This is not only a beer, but an experience. It is by far the greatest bourbon barrel aged impy stout ever crafted by man (that I've tried so far - can't imagine it getting much better than this though). Brewing is not only science, but an art form and with KBS, Founders has created the Mona Lisa of bourbon impy stouts. This stuff is ridiculously amazing. I'd seriously consider donating a limb for a case of this stuff!

Truly mind blowing. A beer I will not soon forget, and one that I will now be seeking out with ravenous desire.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 15:43:58 | More by julian
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cgentzkow

California

5/5  rDev +8%

06-21-2013 07:30:34 | More by cgentzkow
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wilkowski

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8%

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Kenai4

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8%

12-20-2011 23:40:47 | More by Neddyboombox
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muddah37

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

04-27-2012 18:48:13 | More by muddah37
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jimberflap

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

06-16-2014 20:57:07 | More by jimberflap
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

12-05-2011 13:51:43 | More by bluesplit63
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Thecasehead

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

04-25-2014 00:48:34 | More by Thecasehead
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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