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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

9,515 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 9,515
Reviews: 2,625
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 4,020
Gots: 3,742 | FT: 265
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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Ratings: 9,515 | Reviews: 2,625
Photo of CayseyW
4.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Appearance: Walnut, very thick looking. Medium head that becomes a nice looking lace ring

Aroma: Alcohol and vanilla at first, as it warms up, more of the coffee smell predominates. At the end I noted a hint of the bourbon.

Flavor. First sips had a strong vanilla taste, then the coffee became stronger. A hint of hop bitterness as I swallowed, but balanced. The finish was very pleasant, with a nice alcohol warmness.. Later as it warmed up the Bourbon- coffee tastes appeared. I only tasted a hint of the chocolate that the label said was there but that's probably me. Very smooth overall. I did not sense a lot of toast or roast notes, and definitely no tobacco notes, that some stouts give out.

Overall. An Excellent Stout, one I want to savor after dinner. It's smoothness makes it a great night cap.

Photo of offtheheezi
4.19/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjf714
4.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bill235
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tubeman
4.48/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Raychild12
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SLewis
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nxe245
4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Silky smooth, the coffee and chocolate flavors dance on the palate perfectly in unison. A nice hit of bourbon at the end.

Photo of mwa114
4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of elliott1184
4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheDudeAbides14
4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NCMonte
4.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

You certainly get the barrel in the taste, but it isn't over powering. Excellent beer. Found it to be rather smooth.

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

Photo of robert2189
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely the best stout ever

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

Photo of gdegraff1
4/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,515 ratings.