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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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world-class

9,227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 9,227
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,741
Gots: 3,452 | FT: 242
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

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."
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Photo of Smithjt3
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of italynstallyn44
4.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AbbeyZ
4.73/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank my only bottle of Founders KBS that I have been aging since April 2012. The texture was so extremely smooth and creamy, just like dessert! Although the booze is slightly warming once it hits your belly, there is no burn.

The taste is like no other....malty, toffee, cocoa, molasses, a little burnt coffee...heaven possibly?

This beer is damn near perfect, the only regret I have is probably not waiting so long to drink it. It was unbelievably smooth, and I would have liked to feel a little more of a kick. I recommend aging it for only a year.

Photo of imhoudinibitch
4.38/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tally
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RumDude
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Founder’s The Amazing Kosmicki’s Highly Acclaimed KBS
Born On 3/21/13 and sampled in the goblet on 1/2/15
11.2% ABV and 70 IBU

Appearance – Pour essentially without a head at an extremely dark brown.

Aroma- Alcohol, coffee, chocolate with a hint of raspberry.

Taste – I’m thinking Ethel M. coffee liqueur chocolates. Very good chocolate flavor. Not a lot of the expected extreme roasted malt flavor and a little of the usual bitter aftertaste of a stout. Thick, sweet and slightly acidic. I like this. So this is obviously flavored and very drinkable but tastes like more alcohol than advertised. Great sipper. The more you sip it the more you taste the coffee (or the chocolate fades). If there is a flaw it is that there is too much coffee and not enough bourbon flavor.

Final Thoughts – Get some.

Photo of Cdentel77
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.48/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peeman616
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 45nDown
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of okcommuter
4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Matt73
4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragwing82
4.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As good as advertised, a stout one must try at some point. Tried at Savor a few years back. Only knock is use of chocolate in the brew; it's just not my thing.

Photo of BlueMoon10
4.73/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arthurry
4.98/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of boatmich
4.73/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zoober911
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mbragado
4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of italianstallion
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kfitch
3.89/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OrangeMen
4.94/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- Black, opaque. Pours almost no head, razor thin deep khaki color, soapy. Excellent lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Sweet bourbon mixing seemlessly with big coffee notes, decadent chocolate, and vanilla. Super creamy smell, subtler caramel notes, oaky/earthy aromas, roasted/charred malts.
Taste- Bourbon up front, sweet and boozy. Decadent chocolates, roasty coffee, and a huge creamy vanilla, coconut, caramel profile. Charred malts, coffee, balance the sweet flavors wonderfully.
Feel- Between medium and full, expected thicker, full body. Very creamy and silky rather than chewy full. Lower carbonation.
Overall- Excellent barrel aged offering, the bourbon is definetly up front but its not overpowering. A real sweetness to this beer from bourbon and creamy vanilla/chocolate rich flavors that is counterbalanced well by bitter elements of roasted malts and coffee. Flavors are bold but smooth and rich, wonderful sipper, warming.

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JLoper
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,227 ratings.