KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.30%

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

Now labeled as "KBS."

ABV varies by batch.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33
Reviews:
3,372
Ratings:
13,296
pDev:
8.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 13,296 |  Reviews: 3,372
Photo of Bones10
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PatrickCT
4.28/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2018/2018
Black body with ruby tint. One and a half finger beige head with light, wet lace.
The aroma is roasted malts with light espresso and milk chocolate.
The taste is roasted malts with hints of roasted coffee beans, rich dark chocolate, burnt caramel, cardamon, earthy molasses and a peppery hop presence.
heavy body, medium carbonation, wonderful, spicy finish.

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Photo of ManlyWealth
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a world class high gravity stout definitely worth trying if you hadn’t had it yet! Outstanding job Founders Brewers!

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Photo of Worcester90
4.15/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 bottle aged about 6 months in cool cabinet and 9 in the fridge. Looks and smells good. Some nice notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and dark berries. Has definitely lost some sweetness and also coffee in the last year+. Also seems thinner than I recall. I liked it better fresh. It’s good but not great.

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Photo of Richter121
4.27/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigus
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DiggerDahl
4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MEEK6382
4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthT
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BklynBryan
4.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jibs
4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sulldaddy
4.62/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter. The beer pours a pitch black color with creamy dense tan to brown head of 3 cm foaming up on a gentle pour. The foam fades to a sturdy surface layer slowly after the pour.
The aroma is deep rich and malty with dark chocolate and some bourbon notes, also a bit of boozy warmth even on the nose here. A little molasses and some anice with hints of coffee grounds. No hops showing up here that I can really pick out.
The texture is very smooth and carbonation is mild and gently rolls across my palate. The body is pretty thick as anticipated for this large imperial stout.
Flavor is a dose of sweet and also dark chocolate, some molasses and roasted coffee. Some rich bourbon also comes through and the booze is very well hidden for this high ABV. Again the hops are buried and make no appearance.
This is a super drinkable and smooth imperial stout for how large of a beer it is. Im glad to have had this bottle and would definitely buy and drink this again.

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Photo of Willmagz
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SanAnMan
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What can I say about this beer that hasn’t been said? One of the best imperial stouts made and I aged mine for a while making it smooth and easy to drink. Savor the flavor.

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Photo of Kraz
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ndio
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jag5859
4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dwbow48
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of halivera
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npolachek
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Overall: Fanatastic beer with tastes of coffee, molasses, bourbon, and dark chocolate.

Nose: Chocolate
Smell: Molasses and Chocolate
Taste: Smooth with coffee. Sweet aftertaste

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Photo of rickm818
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ratthakhet
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nathan419
3.72/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 13,296 ratings