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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

8,400 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,400
Reviews: 2,504
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3,235
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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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-24-2013 01:20:10 | More by agreenman19
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-24-2013 00:28:37 | More by bcsbeer
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Cinephile

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-23-2013 21:16:53 | More by Cinephile
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8%

11-22-2013 23:50:45 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +8%

11-22-2013 17:46:23 | More by VictorFranco
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rjtx000

Texas

4.55/5  rDev -1.7%

On tap at Goodfriend - The moth was raffling out tickets just to be in line to buy a glass. Stopped in randomly after work to be pleasantly surprised.

Pours very black and syrupy, with a thin lace that lingers. Sweet toffy, caramel and bourbon flavors as expected. Was able to snag 2 glasses before the keg blew. Very pleasing overall.

11-22-2013 04:30:32 | More by rjtx000
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jminch

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-22-2013 02:36:19 | More by jminch
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jkwi222

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -13.6%

11-22-2013 01:24:55 | More by jkwi222
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teledeluxe

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-21-2013 19:17:22 | More by teledeluxe
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Dmbphoenix

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-21-2013 16:51:53 | More by Dmbphoenix
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IPAFan521

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-21-2013 14:11:56 | More by IPAFan521
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whooch

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

11-21-2013 02:28:50 | More by whooch
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Tiernan

Texas

5/5  rDev +8%

11-19-2013 23:20:11 | More by Tiernan
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.66/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass. This bottle had about 5 months of age on it.

KBS is a delicious looking beer, dark and murky with a mocha head. The nose has a massive chocolate and coffee character with lots of sweet malt and dried fruit notes. The flavor is very complex but is dominated again by chocolate and coffee. There are notes of deeply roasted malts, brown sugar, raisins and ending with a hoppy bitter finish drying the taste out. There is a nice bourbon flavor, but it does not dominate (or mask) the other flavors. KBS is pretty boozy and has some hot alcohol. The finish is very long and dominated by the bitter characteristics of the brew (bittering hops, burnt coffee).

11-19-2013 13:56:46 | More by mtomlins
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avalenzuela

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2013 21:52:11 | More by avalenzuela
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ACB

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-18-2013 19:04:53 | More by ACB
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bravo124

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-18-2013 17:22:49 | More by bravo124
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cpuglisi

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-18-2013 04:46:40 | More by cpuglisi
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TMI

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2013 00:57:46 | More by TMI
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Travis7009

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

11-17-2013 22:49:04 | More by Travis7009
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JFresh21

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-17-2013 22:33:13 | More by JFresh21
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raydogfresh

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-17-2013 21:08:26 | More by raydogfresh
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wolf_switzer

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-17-2013 18:58:38 | More by wolf_switzer
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +2.4%

This is a great beer with some age on it. I think that it taste actually pretty bad when it is fresh. Kind of like Bourbon County Stout. But with a year or two on it, it is an amazing stout. The color, mouth feel , and nose even surpass the flavor in my opinion. Don't get me wrong the flavor is amazing but that is how good the other components are.

11-17-2013 03:52:26 | More by vinny21bal
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chcfan

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-16-2013 03:16:37 | More by chcfan
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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