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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9,142 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,142
Reviews: 2,551
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,613
Gots: 3,378 | 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:
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a snifter

Thanks to a coworker for finding it at his local place.

Pours a very dark almost black coffee color with slight redness at the edges.


Bourbon comes out prominent in intial tasting. As the beer warms up the coffe and chocolate undertones appear with the coffee being slightly more pronounced. Didn't think I would like it as I am not a coffee fan but the flavors worked well together.

Finishes with a bitter aftertaste. Very smooth.

Dind't know if this would live up to the hype. It sure did for me.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just got comped this from my distributor.
I know thats annoying and cliche, but damn, this is the best damn beer I've had that I can remember.
On the pour it's all motor oil, with a limp head that dies early. I figure Whiskey doesnt have a head when you pour it, so this wont have much either.
The smell is huge: coffee, whiskey, dark chocalate, english toffee, and sweet molassis. I'm sure I'm missing something but it's just too big.
The taste is strong as hell at first. Like a meaner Breakfast stout, but it mellows and molds to a subtle and complex beer (is beer the right word?). It's got a lot of a whiskey/cognac taste in it, but that serves to temper and smooth out the coffee roast. Without becoming repetitive and long winded...this beer is f-in amazing.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,142 ratings.