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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

9,231 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,231
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,747
Gots: 3,453 | FT: 242
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 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
4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JLoper
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
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
4.05/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabmab67
4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ECalebrews449
4.3/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GDawgs34
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
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
4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBobPierce
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6s_N_7s
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of bcsteve89
4.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Harvest06
4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chief09
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The label says it all. If you can get your hands on it enjoy it.

Photo of amsguitarist
4.46/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregcordle
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark with a very thin head. Aroma of roasted notes, coffee and vanilla. The taste is roasted malt and slight sweetness with coffee on the back end. The alcohol was not overpowering. Overall I loved this beer.

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

Photo of leantom
4.1/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time having KBS. Did the flavor match the hype? Here goes:

A: No head - leaves little lacing as well. Kind of disappointing, but I guess this is to be expected given the high specific gravity of the beer. Black but slightly reddish.

S: Bourbon, but not overwhelming like in Backwoods Bastard - I can smell this beer without getting sick. Detect vanilla from the oak and some bitter chocolate. Overall, not very complex - kind of disappointing.

T: Very bourbony - bourbon flavor completely coats the aftertaste. After a minute, however, the chocolate takes over somewhat, leaving an indelibly stouty taste on the tongue (you have to wait a moment after gulping, but it's there) However, I fail to see the hype over this beer. It's good but not incredible.

F: Somewhat lighter than expected - not very interesting.

O: A good beer, however by no means great. Would have again if it was offered to me or I had ready access to it, but would not go out of my way to purchase it.

Photo of Raziel313
2.53/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very overrated. Very thin mouth feel. Tastes like backwoods bastard. The barrel is definitely the same. Shocked at how high the rating is

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,231 ratings.