1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,757 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,757
Reviews: 2,520
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,383
Gots: 3,218 | FT: 231
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
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,757 | Reviews: 2,520 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of HoudiniRN
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

HoudiniRN, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of MichelRRbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

MichelRRbrewer, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of lobos62
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

lobos62, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of illeagle05
4.7/5  rDev +1.7%

illeagle05, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of KevinL
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

KevinL, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of seavercm
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

seavercm, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of kgncfl
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

After the great Columbus chase of 2014 I finally got my hands on a couple of bottles. It is true that when you are considerate to the store, they are considerate back. What goes around comes around.

A-Poured aggressively into by tulip glass it poured a deep dark brown. I got a nice head with the pour, a beautiful mocha colors which held its old for a bit.

S-Got some oaky smell, but what came through for me was the coffee, and a slight hint of chocolate

T-Took the first pull while it was cold and got a big hit of bourbon upfront, then a nice kiss of chocolate followed by a nice coffee finish. As it warmed up I got a lot more coffee forward, big roasted taste.

M- I'd call this medium, not too thick, not too thin. Goldilocks would love this beer.

O-A very good stout, that is great for breakfast. (Which is how I had it). I'll drink it again, but with other great stouts more easily available I probably won't hunt this down again.

kgncfl, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Marco_Gtz, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of JT99125
5/5  rDev +8.2%

JT99125, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

MacStinson, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of RolandBlunts
5/5  rDev +8.2%

RolandBlunts, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of PierceNY
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

PierceNY, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of MattTastrophee
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

MattTastrophee, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of dbkdev
5/5  rDev +8.2%

dbkdev, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of mdube0378
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

mdube0378, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of zacky_U
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

zacky_U, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
4.25/5  rDev -8%

Schlafly33, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Norseman
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Norseman, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of DrJones
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

DrJones, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of wesside89
4.21/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

ReReview 04-04-14....
Not as good as past vintages. Thinner and more porter like, lots of coffee/bourbon/chocolate in aftertase. However it is lacking with in your face aroma and flavor. Maybe I am spoiled, but not as god-like as it's former self , still an amazing brew as it is now, but nothing like I remember. Slightly disappointed in Founder's after all the expansion, Breakfast Stout has/ is not the same, nor is KBS now.

2011:

figured this would be a good place to start for my first review since it's the best beer I've ever had and prolly ewill have this year

Bottled 2-25-11 poured into New Belgium Globe

A- Jet black with dark brown mocha head that sticks around for awhile... Looks beautiful

S- Bourbon and vanilla dominate, with hints of coffe and chocolate.. Alcohol.. Just incredible

T- Where to begin so complex and smooth and balanced it's ridiculous... Bourbon dominates the aroma up front, lingering into a awesome dark chocolate/coffee taste that stays long after it's gone... High ABV is masked perfectly and is there just enough to warm ya up....Tons if oaky bourbon flavor as it warms

M- perfect.... Coats the mouth with all the flavors and clings on to ur
tastebuds forever, good minimal carbonation and incredibly smooth

O- Founders is one of the best and they never fail to remind you of that with KBS. best stout money can buy imho... Had a ton of gre
at stouts over the winter and can honestly say this beer is worth the hunt and money you will go through/pay from here on out... Look forward to
having the rest in the future

wesside89, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

BuffaloTapHugger, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of bsm789
5/5  rDev +8.2%

bsm789, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of KingFizz
5/5  rDev +8.2%

KingFizz, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Chibeerguy1, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of jlmathis
5/5  rDev +8.2%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,757 ratings.