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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

9,347 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,347
Reviews: 2,587
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3,911
Gots: 3,519 | FT: 241
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 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

Photo of dohm179
4.85/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of noproduction
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayes86
4.03/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A little mild on flavor. It is creamy and had a thicker feel. Minimal lace. Got 3x as good as it went from cold to warm. Chocolate forward. Good stout. Just not sure if its the best. Going to have to try this again. Better the second time for sure.

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

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This legendary stout is solid. The difference from the non barrel aged counterpart is subtle, which doesn't take the taste overboard like some other barrel aged attempts.

Photo of AxiomoixA
4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hops202
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 3/14/14 - Drank 2/5/15

I previously tasted the 2013 vintage 11 months after bottling date and it seemed to have a bit more coffee and bourbon flavor. Both 2013 and 2014 are great; I lean toward the 2013 due to more bourbon/coffee flavor but I have no idea how that flavor has held up over this last year.

Can anyone comment on this?

Photo of GraduatedCashew
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hopnotch760
4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.99/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rudimon
4.18/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a boozed up version of the breakfast stout.. me likey
nice coffee and bourbon flavor
if you're into it, cigars go well with this brew.
this ages well in the bottles, so much so that all mine are gone :(

Photo of Rubenjr
4.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of waitwhatamidrinking
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CelticBelly1
4.94/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of delgotit99
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Aldogg007
4.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,347 ratings.