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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

8,002 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,002
Reviews: 2,495
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,114
Gots: 2,862 | FT: 208
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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rgilbert

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%

03-13-2013 19:23:43 | More by rgilbert
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1up

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +8%

03-13-2013 02:24:50 | More by 1up
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sketcher6773

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-13-2013 01:12:58 | More by sketcher6773
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BeachRez

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-12-2013 21:48:00 | More by BeachRez
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-12-2013 21:37:48 | More by CypherEnigma
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Abnrml

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

03-12-2013 19:05:15 | More by Abnrml
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KGMIbeer

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-12-2013 03:18:08 | More by KGMIbeer
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shand

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage.

KBS pours blacker than black with next to no head. There is a ton of bourbon in the nose, along with a strong roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some vanilla from oak. Smells great. But the real judge is on the tongue where KBS really shines. The barrel and the base beer are in absolutely perfect harmony, letting enough of the bourbon barrel shine through to flawlessly compliment the notes of the stout. Everything works in lockstep all the way from the strong vanilla-bourbon start to the roasty, oaky and slightly boozy finish. The mouthfeel is rich and velvety, with just the slightest tickle of carbonation, and the drinkability is exceptional. Overall, a superb barrel aged stout that is masterfully aged and blended. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 02:09:36 | More by shand
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BeerBucks

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-12-2013 00:22:24 | More by BeerBucks
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Matagal

Brazil

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-11-2013 23:34:39 | More by Matagal
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours tar black with about one finger of dense brown head. Head dies fast and leaves a nice sticky lacing. Smells unbelievable. First sweet chocolate, which hit hard. Next, bourbon (and a lot of it). Finally, dark coffee and a little black malt. Phenomenal nose. Flavor is rich, complicated, and so so smooth. The attack is sweet and bourbony. Almost no heat, but I know there is plenty of alcohol hiding. There is a huge coffee flavor and a little bit of vanilla. Mouthfeel is exactly what I'm looking for. Heavy, syrupy, medium-low carbonation, and extremely creamy. I love this beer. For some reason, I wish there was a little more bourbon (although there's a lot) and a little stronger head/retention, but these issues are very minimal. Maybe the problem is the beer is just too drinkable. I can't stop.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 18:03:32 | More by lunarbrew
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-11-2013 16:13:35 | More by Coldsnack
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Grinky

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-11-2013 03:46:30 | More by Grinky
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Jimmeekrek

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-11-2013 03:07:28 | More by Jimmeekrek
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

03-10-2013 21:52:07 | More by JohnnieNepal
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MADPolo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-10-2013 18:47:40 | More by MADPolo
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brys82

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

03-10-2013 09:25:45 | More by brys82
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andrew84

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2013 18:14:40 | More by andrew84
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Why even reveiw this beer after soooo many have done it before, and have agreed over and over that this beer is nothing less than incredible? I couldn't help myself. I won't waste my time descibing this beer's perfection. If you get your hands on this magical brew, just take the time to caress it. Sleep with it on your pillow for a few days. Practice beer abstinence a few days prior to having this baby. And in return, this beer will reward you with one of the best beergasms you'll ever experience.. Enough said..

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 16:56:13 | More by Cvescalante
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Momar42

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8%

03-08-2013 14:13:40 | More by Momar42
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DiscLizard

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

03-08-2013 06:00:05 | More by DiscLizard
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iparaez

California

5/5  rDev +8%

03-08-2013 05:57:13 | More by iparaez
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-08-2013 01:48:51 | More by Buckeye982
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EliSpitzner

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-07-2013 23:28:30 | More by EliSpitzner
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jsball22

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

03-07-2013 19:30:56 | More by jsball22
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,002 ratings.