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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

8,362 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,362
Reviews: 2,503
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,220
Gots: 3,031 | FT: 215
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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Dunnrs513

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

04-28-2014 00:38:52 | More by Dunnrs513
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MaxPowers

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

08-01-2014 18:29:22 | More by MaxPowers
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dcsoke

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +8%

A: Midnight black with a brown thick foamy head. Served in a snifter.

S: Chocolate aromas, this is a very inviting brew. Every sip required the time to take in and enjoy the smell of this brew,

T: Complex flavors that overwhelm the pallet and take time to truly appreciate how much work was put into creating such a masterpiece. From first sip to savoring aftertaste, this is a smooth and wonderfully complex stout.

M: Full bodied beer with a quality to it that feels as though this beer needs to be chewed. Very thick with an oil viscous quality that leaves its mark on the side of the glass and your mouth.

O: Best stout to-date that I have tried. Very lucky to have found this beer on tap weeks after it sold out in the stores the day it arrived.

04-01-2011 20:15:16 | More by dcsoke
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

08-24-2013 14:51:33 | More by EJJ1848
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SeanInDC

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

10-12-2013 01:28:28 | More by SeanInDC
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Roger85

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

09-04-2012 19:24:00 | More by Roger85
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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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SeaTrainn


5/5  rDev +8%

08-09-2014 23:52:41 | More by SeaTrainn
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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%

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

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%

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 

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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Will_Rivera

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

07-13-2014 03:14:15 | More by Will_Rivera
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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