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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

9,243 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,243
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,767
Gots: 3,462 | FT: 240
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 DrBobPierce
4.38/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6s_N_7s
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.35/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsteve89
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Harvest06
4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chief09
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The label says it all. If you can get your hands on it enjoy it.

Photo of amsguitarist
4.46/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregcordle
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark with a very thin head. Aroma of roasted notes, coffee and vanilla. The taste is roasted malt and slight sweetness with coffee on the back end. The alcohol was not overpowering. Overall I loved this beer.

Photo of T_Hass
4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leantom
4.11/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time having KBS. Did the flavor match the hype? Here goes:

A: No head - leaves little lacing as well. Kind of disappointing, but I guess this is to be expected given the high specific gravity of the beer. Black but slightly reddish.

S: Bourbon, but not overwhelming like in Backwoods Bastard - I can smell this beer without getting sick. Detect vanilla from the oak and some bitter chocolate. Overall, not very complex - kind of disappointing.

T: Very bourbony - bourbon flavor completely coats the aftertaste. After a minute, however, the chocolate takes over somewhat, leaving an indelibly stouty taste on the tongue (you have to wait a moment after gulping, but it's there) However, I fail to see the hype over this beer. It's good but not incredible.

F: Somewhat lighter than expected - not very interesting.

O: A good beer, however by no means great. Would have again if it was offered to me or I had ready access to it, but would not go out of my way to purchase it.

Photo of Raziel313
2.56/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very overrated. Very thin mouth feel. Tastes like backwoods bastard. The barrel is definitely the same. Shocked at how high the rating is

Photo of rvitztum
4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopBomb515
4.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark almost black with a small tan head that fades fast and leaves some lacing. Big oak barrel aroma, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, toffee and some smoke. Taste is much like aroma, coffe, chocklate and bourbon up front. Vanilla, oak and bittersweet chocolate mid palate. Finish brings a last push of oak barrel and bourbon, smoke and some earthy notes. Super smooth mouthfeel, finishes dry and carries the bittering flavors perfectly. This is a remarkable barrel aged stout. Better as it warms and a touch rough around the edges but big flavors make it forgivable.

Photo of twofacedmonster
4.99/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johntomk
4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jsmick
4.31/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraJosh
4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KBS
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mackeyse
4.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blbarnett3
3.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown color, mocha head with decent retention. Aroma is wonderful, mostly coffee. I found the flavor a bit disappointing - the bourbon was just too prominent and overpowered everything else.

Photo of Deggar
4.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VTCombi
4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,243 ratings.