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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: 3,768
Gots: 3,460 | FT: 239
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 45nDown
4.47/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of okcommuter
4.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Matt73
4.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragwing82
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
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
4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
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
4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
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
3.94/5  rDev -14.7%
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
4.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JLoper
4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Gasc0igne
4.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanfox81
4.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabmab67
4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ECalebrews449
4.31/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GDawgs34
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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