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

9,140 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,140
Reviews: 2,551
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,611
Gots: 3,375 | 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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Photo of VTCombi
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Dan138
4.98/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DavidSomers
4/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of humuloner22
4.96/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is about as close to a 5 as I can muster. I am sure there is a 5 out there somewhere, and thus I cannot score this beer that number, although it is really damn close. I have had this bee before but this time I had time to pay attention to the nuances that this one gives. The first time I had this beer it was amazing. I have a few of these so I will take my time to appreciate them.

Look: Dark, nice amount of head on the pour it sticks around in a thin caramel layer for a while. Its not the darkest stout I have ever seen though.

Aroma: Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and those wonderful malty stout aromas. This is abut as good as it gets on the nose.

Taste: Sweet, but not overly sweet, mouthfeel is thinner than I remember, but it is really well balanced. Compared to the BCBS I drank before reviewing this one this one had a much more solid mouth on it, not overly boozy either. The vanilla is definitely present and flavor profile blends perfectly well. Not as much coffee after this on had aged for I assume a year. No markings on this one to tell me what year it is, but my friend who sent it to me says it was this year and there is no reason not to believe him, considering he is about as good a fellow as you could meet in the trading world or anywhere really!

Overall: Solid brew about as good as it gets really, I did not buy these I did trade for these and all that said this is a very good deal in beer all the way around and is as close to a 100/5 as I am comfortable giving at the moment.

Photo of zibby1214
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of antoneloc
4.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of keithmurray
4.28/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage

Appearance - dark brown almost black body with tan head

Smell - whiskey, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, ash, coconut

Taste - whiskey, coffee, dark chocolate, coconut, oatmeal

Mouthfeel - fuller end of medium bodied, low carbonation, sticky beverage, whiskey notes are prominent upfront, chocolate and coconut and coffee in the back end

Overall - good BA beer that isn't as in your face with the booze as BCBS

Price Point - $19.99/4pk 12 oz bottles

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

One of the best imp stouts available

Photo of Katie_B
4.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ironstutz
4.28/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jpickcom
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

VERY nice balance for a bourbon barrel beer. Enjoy with caution. ;)

Photo of mattycasey
4.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vicjr85
4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pottergator
4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matty123
4.45/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of JNForsyth
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of wallbj
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,140 ratings.