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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

8,143 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,143
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,147
Gots: 2,916 | FT: 211
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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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-21-2013 16:26:12 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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FritzSteinhoff

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-21-2013 15:43:09 | More by FritzSteinhoff
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OB1Kubota

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say this is the best stout ever. Thick, heavy, delicious, complex, may cure brain damage, water on the knee, and if made in large enough quantity, may be the conduit for world peace. Praise the lord and pass the KBS. More words needed, but words will only keep me from waiting for the first week in April when KBS is sold for all of 5 or 6 days.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 00:58:02 | More by OB1Kubota
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Deerslayer210

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to the mind. This is a very dark, thick, rich bourbon stout. The smell is excellent and the taste is outstanding. No burn, all pleasure! Founders Breakfast stout is one of the top beers of all time on my list. Add in bourbon barrel aging and it is knock out. I must have more of this stout next year.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 19:21:27 | More by Deerslayer210
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a deep opaque oily black color forming a small but creamy beige head with medium retention that leaves some spotty and molasses lacings in the glass

S: The smell is just perfect. Sweet and molasses. Delicious roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and oak. The smell of oak is absolutely delicious. I've gave 5, but I would give it 10 if I could! :p

T: Sweet and roasted upfront. Strong notes of roasted malts, candy sugar, caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Strong and delicious roast bitterness in the end. Alcohol is well hidden

M: Heavy, dense, creamy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Complex sweet and roasted aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Masterpiece

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 18:55:23 | More by eduardolinhalis
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downeyj4

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-20-2013 18:32:49 | More by downeyj4
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MatthewPlus

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-19-2013 20:01:43 | More by MatthewPlus
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jasoncheb

Virginia

3/5  rDev -35.2%

09-19-2013 19:41:59 | More by jasoncheb
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Vosko

Florida

4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This stout is near perfection. The quality of the stout itself and the bourbon barrels used to age this beer make it one of the best stouts I have had the pleasure drinking! This stout pours almost black with a nice brown head. The flavors of chocolate and coffee are outstanding. The bourbon flavor complements the overall taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 17:14:50 | More by Vosko
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alwaysplayin

California

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-19-2013 05:23:57 | More by alwaysplayin
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Jlu73183

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

09-19-2013 01:39:49 | More by Jlu73183
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LakeridgeLiquor

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

09-18-2013 18:59:28 | More by LakeridgeLiquor
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

09-18-2013 16:38:00 | More by athomasPSU
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itracy63

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-18-2013 05:07:16 | More by itracy63
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Rion

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-17-2013 21:20:33 | More by Rion
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santa216

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-17-2013 20:27:13 | More by santa216
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flagmantho

Washington

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 into a pint glass. Looking forward to this one!

Appearance: completely and totally black with a thin finger of rich brown foam. Quite good indeed.

Smell: sweet and rich; roasty without being acrid. There's a deep bouquet of fruit flavors, almost like a quadrupel. Oaky, vanilla and bourbon notes from the long barrel aging, but nothing over the top. A well-balanced, well-considered, and very enticing aroma.

Taste: the flavor has a little bit more edge to it than the aroma. Darkly fruity right up front with a good coffee character coming through -- something that was much less prevalent in the aroma. There's definitely a harsher bitterness in the flavor, probably from all the roast. There's also that characteristic vegetal hop aftertaste, which, while it's not my favorite thing, is kind of integral to the style. I love the deep, dark fruitiness, though.

Mouthfeel: huge body with a silky, smooth creaminess. It just goes down eeeasy.

Overall: an extremely tasty and capable beer. Certainly not a session quaffer, but definitely something I want to have more of.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 15:38:59 | More by flagmantho
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chileman

Texas

4/5  rDev -13.6%

09-17-2013 01:50:54 | More by chileman
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BeerRunner

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-17-2013 01:36:45 | More by BeerRunner
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C_Roetting

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -13.6%

09-16-2013 16:49:53 | More by C_Roetting
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coriswrasse

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

09-16-2013 15:55:43 | More by coriswrasse
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Wantbeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-15-2013 21:58:45 | More by Wantbeer
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PandaGoneRogue

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2013 19:16:30 | More by PandaGoneRogue
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TonyY

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-15-2013 17:13:46 | More by TonyY
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TysonA

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

09-15-2013 13:44:05 | More by TysonA
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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