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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

8,127 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,127
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,145
Gots: 2,907 | 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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jnardone235

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

10-04-2013 21:45:38 | More by jnardone235
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jbird_1973

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

02-17-2014 19:47:25 | More by jbird_1973
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Scottz5

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

12-20-2011 14:37:19 | More by Scottz5
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TATURBO

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

11-22-2011 15:24:04 | More by TATURBO
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edbritton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +8%

05-24-2013 20:28:09 | More by edbritton
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steveh916

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

02-19-2014 20:43:05 | More by steveh916
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FARGO619

California

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

This beer seems to make it to every RIS fan, and it is worth what you trade/buy for it.

Poured into a tulip glass. Smell was amazing, and what I expected after wanting to try it for some time. Smell of chocolate and roasted malts swirled throughout the glass. Oaky and and slight bourbon floated on the palate. Genuine beer lives up to its reputation. Small head lingered for the first few sips. Great beer to chill to. Smoother and sweeter as it cooled down. Great 'til the last sip. Savored every moment.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 16:20:06 | More by FARGO619
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +8%

03-16-2012 02:55:59 | More by lilnicky068
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buddyvelt

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

12-05-2011 06:23:18 | More by buddyvelt
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ZackWak

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

07-01-2013 17:28:11 | More by ZackWak
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Routson

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

12-01-2013 14:23:39 | More by Routson
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David_G

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

03-26-2014 17:35:48 | More by David_G
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%

08-26-2012 03:16:58 | More by PoolFishGolf
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kaips1

Kentucky

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

Notes from 3/21/11

Founders kbs  12oz into av snifter  2/08/10 bottle date

A- jet black, no light penetration, very dismal head, mostly a ring of bubbles, reminds me of nemesis 
S- Strong bourbon smell a year later, small bits of chocolate and toffee, more coffee as it warms 
T- very chocolately, hints of bourbon, lots of coffee at the end 
M-boy a year later and this beer is still lively, lots of tongue tingle a bit of heat in the after taste
O- what a winner, I don't taste any of the alcohol but you can feel the strength a quarter of the way into the glass...believe the hype it's awesome 

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 05:43:06 | More by kaips1
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

03-02-2013 19:11:46 | More by Ivegotmule
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TStron

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

11-17-2011 14:54:25 | More by TStron
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kirkfrailey

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

02-25-2013 18:32:56 | More by kirkfrailey
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

06-26-2014 03:24:54 | More by SuperHop18
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bishocr

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

11-15-2011 17:03:22 | More by bishocr
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kushlash23

Georgia

5/5  rDev +8%

04-25-2014 23:18:35 | More by kushlash23
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tsauce2

Indiana

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

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a DFH snifter.

A: SRM is black. Opaque. Head is cocoa, 1 in, dissipates to cover top of the beer. Medium carbonation. Heavy lacing.

S: Huge dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, bourbon/booze, and light hops.

T: Dark roast malt, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, light hops and barrel aging/oak, light sweetness. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bittered chocolate, coffee, booze.

M: Full body. Viscous. Ingredients and carbonation combine to create an extremely creamy and smooth feel. Alcohol clears the palate/feel on the aftertaste a bit. Finished semi dry.

O: One of the best, if not the best, beers I have ever had. The combination of the ingredients is flawless. Huge coffee notes with the chocolate and bourbon give such great flavor and feel to this beer. A shame it only comes out once a year. Will always buy this beer, as much of it as I can.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 13:46:47 | More by tsauce2
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

06-05-2013 01:44:55 | More by Casey3236
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

11-26-2012 14:14:08 | More by comfortablynirm
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

04-07-2013 19:47:33 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8%

03-30-2013 02:51:47 | More by DaPan
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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