1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. 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

8,147 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,147
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 3,147
Gots: 2,916 | FT: 211
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:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,147 | Reviews: 2,497 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of discharmingly
discharmingly

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-17-2013 19:43:07 | More by discharmingly
Photo of HoppyBastard1
HoppyBastard1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

12-17-2013 19:09:38 | More by HoppyBastard1
Photo of Yorktoberfest
Yorktoberfest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

12-17-2013 16:31:43 | More by Yorktoberfest
Photo of Souleman
Souleman

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2013 17:58:15 | More by Souleman
Photo of MichaelAllenVT
MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2013 13:54:10 | More by MichaelAllenVT
Photo of k_clarkie
k_clarkie

New Hampshire

2.1/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was wasted on me.
I do no not typically like stouts, and not a fan of the whole "barrel aged" thing because I don't do whiskey or bourbon.
I was glad I got to try it.
Don't worry, no drain pour, my good buddy Mikey got to benefit from it.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 04:21:31 | More by k_clarkie
Photo of _-CARP-_
_-CARP-_

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2013 03:06:31 | More by _-CARP-_
Photo of JGlitz87
JGlitz87

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-16-2013 02:39:51 | More by JGlitz87
Photo of eblythe1
eblythe1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-16-2013 01:36:21 | More by eblythe1
Photo of partisan
partisan

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2013 21:12:08 | More by partisan
Photo of Peter1977
Peter1977

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2013 20:03:16 | More by Peter1977
Photo of drmcleod10
drmcleod10

Missouri

4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Nightmare Before Christmas Itap Soulard This along with many other whales on draft…
Was so excited to try this… First server said they were out, asked a couple others and got 4 8 ounce pours of this guy. Probably approaching roughly 700 unique beers. Much of that coming in the last year

A - Motor oil thick dark beautiful pour with the dark khaki foam half inch head. Lacing is amazing.

S - Amazing coffee aroma in this beer that stood out incredibly.. smell blended very well with cocoa and very well hidden bourbon notes.

T - This was the best tasting beer IMO at this event with the likes of many other top 100 beers. This beer warmed up amazingly and more and more coffee, cocoa flavors came out as it approached 55-60. Alcohol is extremely well hidden in the taste as bourbon hints come through at the end. This taste exceeded my expectations regarding the hype surrounding this beer.

M - This beer was served too cold so waited for it to warm.. it because much thicker, creamier, smoother as it warmed up with a full bodied mouthfeel. Awesome finish on this beer.
THis beer exceed my expectations in terms of taste and finish.

O - First time having this and it was on draft… I've been blessed to get my hands on a few bottles in the last couple weeks and will be opening 1-2 on Christmas Eve. This beer is well worth the hype and lived up or exceeded my expectations.

Seek this one out if you can! Will be having it on draft again This upcoming saturday for Nightmare Before Christmas Itap Chesterfield

Update: 2014 is definitely not up to par with past years. Where did the barrel flavor go. Just tasted like a middle of the some barrel aged stout

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2013 19:15:26 | More by drmcleod10
Photo of stephensinner
stephensinner

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8%

12-15-2013 15:51:25 | More by stephensinner
Photo of johntfox
johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev -13.6%

12-15-2013 12:34:33 | More by johntfox
Photo of Braden
Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8%

12-15-2013 06:43:17 | More by Braden
Photo of tpaetow
tpaetow

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-14-2013 20:35:28 | More by tpaetow
Photo of liquorpig
liquorpig

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2013 02:02:37 | More by liquorpig
Photo of chicagobeer
chicagobeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2013 00:38:05 | More by chicagobeer
Photo of JVB
JVB

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-13-2013 18:40:08 | More by JVB
Photo of 21Maestro8
21Maestro8

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-13-2013 18:25:02 | More by 21Maestro8
Photo of ubiq3000
ubiq3000

California

5/5  rDev +8%

12-13-2013 03:49:38 | More by ubiq3000
Photo of appetiteforparis
appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-13-2013 01:06:53 | More by appetiteforparis
Photo of kevin_m_bell
kevin_m_bell

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-12-2013 03:31:49 | More by kevin_m_bell
Photo of berlinabb
berlinabb

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-11-2013 23:42:57 | More by berlinabb
Photo of thetommo
thetommo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-11-2013 18:28:49 | More by thetommo
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,147 ratings.