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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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world-class

8,182 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,182
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,156
Gots: 2,935 | 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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_RL_

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-06-2014 18:53:37 | More by _RL_
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GRap

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-16-2014 17:22:49 | More by GRap
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-05-2013 20:52:19 | More by jaxon53
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Marco_Gtz

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-04-2014 14:55:01 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-06-2014 01:00:42 | More by Jlang2012
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

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

Pours a sludgy black with some brown highlights a dark tan head that fades quickly.

Smells of bourbon, wood, sweetness, chocolate, slightly oxidized sherry notes. Big pleasing, boozy nose.

Taste is up front bourbon with malt richness, chocolate that goes into a boozy middle with hints of coffee and alcohol sweetness before finishing on a bourbon, vanilla, and wood note. Some lingering notes of chocolate; the coffee is buried deep under the bourbon and wood.

Full body and low carbonation works well. Alcohol is very present.

A bourbon, booze forward sipper of a stout. The chocolate and coffee come out as the beer warms, and it evolves constantly as you drink it. A nice bourbon barrel-aged stout, though, a bit too bourbon heavy for me...will be happy to age a few and see how they end up.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 23:56:39 | More by TenHornsProud
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udouche

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-01-2013 13:35:08 | More by udouche
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Msudukie

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-27-2013 05:14:20 | More by Msudukie
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tobster24

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-05-2012 15:32:49 | More by tobster24
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kamikazeokami

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-04-2014 17:28:57 | More by kamikazeokami
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Sparrow


4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-21-2012 01:57:46 | More by Sparrow
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TheDoak

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-17-2014 02:34:55 | More by TheDoak
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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
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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