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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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9,349 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,349
Reviews: 2,587
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,913
Gots: 3,518 | FT: 237
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

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."
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5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer at the Extreme Beer Festival. SErved in a taster glass, cool. pours a black brown body and a nice hot chocolate like head. Smells like a pancake breakfast. tastes, smooth with wonderful notes of syrup, roasted malt, coffee with enough hop bitterness to balance. No strong alcohol flavor. Thick and wonderful without being cloying. What makes this work so well is that no flavor is overpowering yet easily layered and distinguishable. Just perfect.

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4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer overall! It pours a beautiful coffee black with a tan head. Aromas are dark chocolate and coffee with hints of bourbon. This is a rich tasting beer with hints of chocolates and vanillas. A smooth beer with a great aftertaste! This beer definitely lives up to all its hype!

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4.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is indeed a damn good beer. But it is nowhere near worth the hype. To be worth the hype, this beer needs to be at least twice as good as it is. I'd probably like it more if it were a beer I could find readily available throughout the year. The real scandal here is that I believe Founders Imperial Stout to be a better beer. This is also my first time trying it. If I'm able to score another bottle in the future, I will age it to test out the difference. A few people have told me aging does wonders with this beer.

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,349 ratings.