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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

8,163 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,163
Reviews: 2,498
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,154
Gots: 2,929 | FT: 212
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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jdense

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-22-2013 00:22:15 | More by jdense
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j18coop

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-20-2013 14:32:13 | More by j18coop
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UHCougar12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-20-2013 13:28:41 | More by UHCougar12
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-20-2013 05:28:26 | More by HeadyTheElder
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

'12 and '13 side-by-side to see how aging affects the coffee. ('14 has something seriously wrong with it)

After having the '12, the '13 did not seem too different to me. I think my BA Coffee palate has been wrecked by Big Bad Baptist and BCBCS.

A- '12 - Jet black with a lot of carbonation with very good retention. Lacing follows the pour when tilted.

S- '12 - I am getting roasty somewhat faint coffee with chocolate and molasses. Not a lot of fragrance with this '12.

T- '12 This one tastes like a 2-year old berserker, with a maltier mouthfeel. I am not getting a ton of coffee. I honestly get more coffee with Big Bad Baptist; but I understand that a coffee stout is about more than the coffee flavor. The base beer is sooo good in this, that the melt-off of coffee still makes a damn good beer.

M- '12 - This is where '12 shines. So smooth. So thick and decadent. Great base beer that holds its' body after BA. Unbelievable in this aspect.

O- '12 - This is a very good beer. I probably could name a few coffee BA stouts that I would rather have than a one-year old KBS. I really enjoyed the '12 though! I am not trying to crash the KBS party. Great base beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 01:26:24 | More by gueuzedreg
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bunique686

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-19-2013 22:41:12 | More by bunique686
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Arloxen

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-19-2013 16:28:58 | More by Arloxen
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mndanika

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-18-2013 20:47:42 | More by mndanika
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ralerwen

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

12-18-2013 18:22:51 | More by ralerwen
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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-18-2013 14:50:10 | More by crowbar540
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-18-2013 09:00:18 | More by socalbrewlvr
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-18-2013 03:15:20 | More by TheBeerDad
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2Xmd

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-18-2013 01:19:26 | More by 2Xmd
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

12-17-2013 21:33:11 | More by MrShake
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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2013 21:25:04 | More by bmcwood
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2013 19:46:58 | More by WeymouthMike
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-17-2013 19:43:07 | More by discharmingly
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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k_clarkie

New Hampshire

2.1/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was wasted on me.
I do no not typically like stouts, and not a fan of the whole "barrel aged" thing because I don't do whiskey or bourbon.
I was glad I got to try it.
Don't worry, no drain pour, my good buddy Mikey got to benefit from it.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 04:21:31 | More by k_clarkie
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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-16-2013 01:36:21 | More by eblythe1
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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