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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,038 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7038
Reviews: 2410
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.86%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,038 | Reviews: 2,410 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Dave_in_GR:
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Finally got a bottle of this at Martha's Vineyard in GR. Served in a pint glass. Poured an opaque brown-black color with two finger widths of tan head. Great lacing on the side of the glass, Smell is mostly coffee and chocolate, but with notes of bourbon as well. Taste is remarkable, starts with a heavy burst of coffee and then follows with bourbon flavors, but it all fades quickly, leaving virtually no aftertaste. This really helps the mouthfeel - this is a full bodied beer but it feels light on the tongue. Very different from the regular breakfast stout from Founders, very unique flavor, absolutely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:51:58 | More by Dave_in_GR
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Kramerwtmf

California

4.31/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I looked to trade for this beer for a long time and finally got a four pack of the 2014 release. While it is a great bourbon barrel aged stout, I personally thought both bourbon county coffee stout and founders breakfast stout were better. I can't wait to revisit this beer every six months until I run out to see how it matures.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 03:48:34 | More by Kramerwtmf
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ms333

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-17-2014 02:19:22 | More by ms333
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-17-2014 01:14:24 | More by meehandennis
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brianmandell

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Originally rated 4.25 on draft from brickyard in Jan 2014 (2013 KBS)

The bottled version of the 2014 is a very dark brown/black pour with short tan head and lacing. Big aromas of chocolate syrup, coffee liqueur and vanilla.

The coffee and chocolate are forward with a mild sweetness followed by vanilla and marshmallow flavors. There is some oak on the end finishing in a boozy astringent dryness reminding me of lower quality bourbon.

The mouthfeel is silky and delightful but thinner than I'd like. The thin mouthfeel makes this beer easier drinking than other barrel aged stouts.

Breakfast Stout is one of my favorite beers and I love how KBS shares some similarities and adds some of the benefits of barrel aging. The end result is very good but it falls short of my high expectations. The flavors are big but aren't well integrated. The thin body combined with the astringent boozy finish kill it for me until I take another sip of the chocolately goodness.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:06:34 | More by brianmandell
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Quattrofiend

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-16-2014 23:56:45 | More by dsauter
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -24.4%

04-16-2014 23:36:30 | More by cwehr13
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Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-16-2014 22:40:14 | More by sneezye
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

04-16-2014 19:12:23 | More by batfireman
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DavidK

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-16-2014 19:06:22 | More by DavidK
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ksills

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-16-2014 18:41:42 | More by ksills
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mhind52

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-16-2014 18:32:14 | More by mhind52
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -13.6%

04-16-2014 16:59:31 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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JRBecks

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-16-2014 15:56:13 | More by JRBecks
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cdean801

California

5/5  rDev +8%

04-16-2014 15:40:08 | More by cdean801
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Stevelikesbeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8%

04-16-2014 01:48:08 | More by Stevelikesbeer
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-16-2014 01:25:04 | More by JaBes
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SixPack6

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-16-2014 01:24:49 | More by SixPack6
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bigjerk89

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This has to be the most overrated beer I've ever had. I've been waiting a long time to try try this beer. I was very disappointed. I asked the bartender to check the keg to make sure it was KBS. He knew exactly what I was talking about and agreed with me. Zero bourbon flavor. If this beer was aged in bourbon barrels, then it wasn't for long or the barrel had been used several times. This beer tasted like an iced coffee. The mouth feel was thin. If you think this is a great beer, I suggest you try a goose island bourbon county stout. Everyone around me said the same thing. I enjoyed the beer, just did not live up to the hype.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 00:23:38 | More by bigjerk89
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Jeremy_Quick

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

04-15-2014 23:51:28 | More by Jeremy_Quick
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isojealous

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Justinmatt21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-15-2014 23:14:25 | More by Justinmatt21
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ttylicki

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-15-2014 22:33:25 | More by ttylicki
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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 7,038 ratings.