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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

8,173 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,173
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,156
Gots: 2,931 | FT: 210
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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Nivek43

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-06-2013 15:33:57 | More by Nivek43
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Juicer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-06-2013 03:13:04 | More by Juicer
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core42

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

12-06-2013 03:01:17 | More by core42
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BeerTrader57

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-06-2013 02:53:11 | More by BeerTrader57
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Moerdertaktiken

Texas

4.81/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a beautiful PITCH BLACK, one finger head. Decent to good lacing.

S: Immediate intense coffee and chocolate notes, very pleasant. All the aromas come together into a perfectly balanced symphony. Behind the coffee and chocolate comes a nice roast malt and caramel undertone. Excellent aroma.

T: Wow. Taste follows aroma perfectly: Intense coffee and chocolate in the front, followed by an assertive bitterness and slightly sweet finish. What's so incredible about this beer is how effortlessly the flavors and aromas play together.

M: Silky smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Chewy and malty

O: This is really an incredible brew, and there's a reason there is so much hype about it! There was great attention to detail and time investment into this brew, and they have surely perfected it. Great job, i'll be picking up a case.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 00:56:56 | More by Moerdertaktiken
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BeerJesus

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -13.6%

12-05-2013 23:43:26 | More by BeerJesus
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Schooner12

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-05-2013 23:01:55 | More by Schooner12
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-05-2013 20:20:43 | More by gavjamhawk
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FleetwoodMatt

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-05-2013 02:17:31 | More by FleetwoodMatt
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spham

Texas

5/5  rDev +8%

12-04-2013 15:30:12 | More by spham
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2013 vintage poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Nice dark black pour as expected. Quite an impressive 2 finger khaki head that stays around longer than I thought.

S - Not as pungent as I was expecting, but had an extremely nice subtle scent of coffee and chocolate. Bourbon comes through as it warms.

T - Much like the smell, but magnified much higher in the taste. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, hints of dark fruits all come through while the bourbon becomes apparent the more this beer warms. Perfect.

M - Silky, oily heavy mouthfeel suits the beer, but perhaps still a tad too thin. Slightly bitter and fairly easy to drink, but a sipper.

O - This beer is definitely worth the hype! (Tastes better with age.)

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 05:20:25 | More by DemoniChris
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barefoot71

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-03-2013 16:45:00 | More by barefoot71
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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VinceMig

Georgia

5/5  rDev +8%

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JGLittle

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

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BrettHead

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -13.6%

12-02-2013 06:17:08 | More by BrettHead
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FlyingKelly

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-02-2013 04:49:57 | More by FlyingKelly
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chrisleetodd

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

12-01-2013 20:19:15 | More by chrisleetodd
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darcange

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

12-01-2013 15:21:52 | More by darcange
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Routson

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

12-01-2013 14:23:39 | More by Routson
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ipc2000

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

12-01-2013 07:13:46 | More by ipc2000
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UcDru

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2013 05:29:35 | More by UcDru
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-01-2013 04:31:47 | More by doremite
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-01-2013 04:13:57 | More by Brewski
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2013 02:53:00 | More by NooseJustice
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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