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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

7,995 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,995
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,110
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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slavall

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-20-2014 04:10:56 | More by slavall
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Canti4341

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-26-2013 19:10:27 | More by Canti4341
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drz955

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-30-2014 14:16:37 | More by drz955
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LoCoSiEmPrE

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-09-2013 21:08:05 | More by LoCoSiEmPrE
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-12-2013 07:04:49 | More by SocalKicks
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle (2007) into a tulip glass. Pours thick viscous black with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma has a ton of coffee, espresso, vanilla, very pungent. Lots of roasted choc malt and some alcohol. Also getting some molasses, burnt marshmallows and licorice. Flavor starts very sweet with the molasses, lots of oak, and bourbon, very nice woody character behind all of the sweet toasty malts. Big alcohol kick in the finish that trails for some time through the swallow. Full bodied and rich. Very nice beer overall.
Re-review from 2011 batch: Love this beer fresh, beautiful lacing throughout, definitely a nice sipper once brew approaches just slightly above room temperature!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 16:08:29 | More by CuriousMonk
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CJMullins

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2013 14:42:28 | More by CJMullins
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Tex_hex

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-23-2014 00:18:34 | More by Tex_hex
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-07-2013 14:07:20 | More by mklisz
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littletriggers


4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-03-2012 13:58:27 | More by littletriggers
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at a special tasting.

A- Pours a deep black color with a thin mocha head that leaves some mild lacing.

S- Huge aroma of roasted malt and bourbon. Vanilla bean and oak scents blast through and can be smelled even across the room!

T- Big rush of bourbon initially which mellows into a combination of vanilla, oak, and bittersweet chocolate flavors. Roasted malt and coffee in the finish. The bourbon and alcohol are both apparent but not bothersome.

M- Big and full bodied. Low carbonation with a lingering roasted/vanilla bourbon aftertaste.

D- Overall a huge brew with a nice bourbon flavor that wasn't over done.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2009 03:51:39 | More by projectflam86
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ZachBDC

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-17-2012 21:30:09 | More by ZachBDC
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-15-2013 03:55:54 | More by pgrenvicz
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kevdemers

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-19-2013 03:15:05 | More by kevdemers
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twohearteddean

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-29-2011 16:51:45 | More by twohearteddean
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DrChadly

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-29-2014 02:58:32 | More by DrChadly
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-18-2014 05:52:25 | More by MonkeyBread
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Jmac91

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-05-2013 01:06:29 | More by Jmac91
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mpcrump

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: Black with minimal carbonation. Thin brown head that disappears quickly.

S: Bourbon with hints of chocolate and coffee. The ABV comes through in the smell as well.

T: Chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Nice warm medium alchohol aftertaste. Starts a bit bitter and ends with a slight sweet aftertaste.

M: For a stout I don't think it has a syrup type of thickness that matches it's look. Minimal if nonexistant carbonation.

O: Very nice. I was initially taken aback by the lack of carbonation - I thought I might have had a bad bottle. Worked as designed.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 05:55:45 | More by mpcrump
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AD17

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-07-2014 13:05:56 | More by AD17
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TBlightning

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-11-2014 02:05:02 | More by TBlightning
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drewloc

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-10-2012 15:44:13 | More by drewloc
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-03-2013 04:03:36 | More by DrunkinYogi
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-05-2013 03:13:41 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-25-2012 09:43:27 | More by DaveHack
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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