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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

8,399 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,399
Reviews: 2,504
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,234
Gots: 3,051 | FT: 218
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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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-22-2014 11:49:31 | More by dspinler
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-04-2013 12:46:49 | More by TheConnMan
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BlueAndBrew

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-29-2014 01:29:51 | More by BlueAndBrew
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

On tap at the Brickskeller in DC last night.

Founders makes some impressive looking stouts and this is no exception. Jet black with a dense, thick, dark brown head with great retention and lacing, this is one gorgeous beer. The nose is similar to my experience with this beer out of a bottle, but a little different. There's copious amounts of coffee and chocolate, with plenty of roasted malt, but there's also a more pronounced bourbon character, with a pleasant, welcome booziness and some vanilla. Caramel character is low. The palate is quite the whopper. Big coffee and chocolate up front with plenty of roasted malt bitterness. The coffee is big, with plenty of espresso character, and coupled with the medium-full body, it just feels like one. Bourbon is quite prominent as well, with heat and vanilla present. Bitter chocolate and coffee are present on the finish, along with a boozy heat. Pretty solid stuff, I drank about 20oz of it and could have gone for another glass.

03-25-2010 15:54:38 | More by DefenCorps
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-28-2011 22:46:51 | More by smutty33
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danoeltico

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-20-2012 13:23:02 | More by danoeltico
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DannyNoonan

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-01-2013 00:52:45 | More by DannyNoonan
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Arrowhuntr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-11-2014 13:42:36 | More by Arrowhuntr
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hurfer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-28-2011 03:42:57 | More by hurfer
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IPeteA91

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-18-2014 12:09:17 | More by IPeteA91
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BierGartenok

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-27-2013 15:55:28 | More by BierGartenok
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Hoozierdaddy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-24-2013 05:18:54 | More by Hoozierdaddy
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msinger1002

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-21-2013 22:54:11 | More by msinger1002
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PHKrames

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-21-2013 01:41:23 | More by PHKrames
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lic217

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-04-2013 03:08:36 | More by lic217
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Tenchi221

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-23-2011 15:34:33 | More by Tenchi221
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uublr

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-05-2014 15:47:45 | More by uublr
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WadeBridgman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-19-2014 15:49:25 | More by WadeBridgman
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kew

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-03-2014 02:03:31 | More by kew
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eabarth

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-21-2013 21:13:25 | More by eabarth
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trginter

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-04-2012 02:35:40 | More by trginter
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mwbbq

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-15-2014 17:25:35 | More by mwbbq
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-22-2011 02:53:33 | More by KohlbeckM
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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-13-2014 18:16:53 | More by Bhoward0698
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Trilogy31

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Pitch black with a two finger espresso crema colored cap. Nice. Nose is of toffee popcorn, smoky bitter chocolate, wet burnt oak, spiced coffee and a wisp of hops. Taste is breakfast stout kicked up a notch with a strong hit of bourbon laced oak and caramel, sweet corn, oak vanillin, chocolate espresso bean, finishes with a drying bourbon finish. Very drinkable but you can tell the abv is up there but remains balanced with a nice carbonation level insuring thats its not cloying. Very enjoyable and truly world class, though i drank this at about 60 degrees and fill it would have shown better a touch cooler.

04-14-2011 02:28:23 | More by Trilogy31
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,399 ratings.