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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

9,341 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,341
Reviews: 2,586
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,899
Gots: 3,518 | FT: 243
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 Teddy_Hopper
4.37/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of moot2142
3.75/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeerbeast
4.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of usmcbkk
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of J2A2
4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoppy91
4.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stringy21
4.85/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeyV58
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of supaadam
3.8/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mbmiche
4.66/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Afroman
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beersmuggler
4.19/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveOrlowski
4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluenose0988
4.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uvachief
4.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Pours pitch dark chocolate black. Little to no head which concerned me. Not even a finger of head. I see other reviews speaking of head so I am worried I have a bad bottle. Let it warm up for 10 minutes before drinking. You can smell dark roasted malts - almost burnt, strong espresso or dark italian coffee, hint of vanila with a slight aroma of bourbon. I do smell oak. It is thick in the mouth much the way it appears. Medium body though - would have thought it would be heavier. Tastes are all above with bourbon underlying most of them. I tasted more dark chocolate and coffee than anything else. ABV is very well concealed. However, this beer has been so hyped to me it was doomed to disappoint. Hoping I just had a bad bottle. I will try it again. This particular bottle was above average but nothing outstanding. No Surly Darkness, 3 Brothers Resolute, etc.

Photo of imericcraig
4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was afraid of the hype, but very surprised by how great it tasted, I was only given 6oz but man it was good!

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tleaver33
4.11/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Adamcordell
4.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rodosman
4.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,341 ratings.