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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

9,234 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 9,234
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,760
Gots: 3,457 | FT: 241
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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4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mich34
4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buzz3d
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer lives up to all the hype....

Photo of tim007007
4.31/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. I was gifted this bottle on my retirement, and I'm very excited to try this legendary stout. Pours pitch black, with the consistancy of 30 weight, with a thin, light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt with a hint of char, drip coffee, hints of vanilla and nuts; no noteable bourbon. Flavor of toasted, charred malt, boiled down coffee, vanilla, bitter chocolate, hints of bourbon and oak. Malty to start, with coffee flavors developing to finish with the more light acidic flavor of coffee and oak. Nice medium to heavy bodied with light creaminess. A well made coffee stout with a good balance between the coffee and malt, with perhaps a bit more coffee than expected, but the fresh coffee flavors have faded in the barrel, which left surprisingly light bourbon flavors. ABV well covered. Glad I got the chance to try this classic.

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

Photo of kogutmic
4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chart813
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

2014 vintage.

Strong black coffee, dark chocolate, moderate bourbon presence.

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ranjitdighe
4.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, not great. A little too sweet -- the coffee and chocolate are stronger than the bourbon-barrel taste. Founders is incapable of making a bad beer, but considering that this is 11.2% abv, I would go with the Breakfast Stout, which is edgier-tasting and easier on the blood system.

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4.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shinck14
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bit too boozy and hot fresh, but when aged for about 8 months its phenomenal what this beer turns into and how it mellows.

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4.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.61/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of rct
4.48/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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