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 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:
#45
Reviews:
3,390
Ratings:
13,403
pDev:
8.48%
 
 
Wants:
4,541
Gots:
7,105
Trade:
514
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Ratings: 13,403 |  Reviews: 3,390
Photo of Official_space_cadet
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't give many beers a straight 5/5 across the board. However, this is the stout I will measure all other stouts to. Truly world class

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Photo of BSW
4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimdavii
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nuggetlover
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bafcats
4.05/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.37/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PvtSnowball
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vade281
4.28/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LampertLand
4.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Explosion72
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DerAudi
4.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JellybonesElmer
4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davidstan
4.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not a stout guy but this is a well crafted beer. 6 months old into tonic pint glass. Wow, great flavors thruout but a wee bit strong abv IMO. Lot of sipping going on here and not used to drinking any beer like wine but hey I like this!

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captaintrash
4.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

12 oz bottle.

So, a fine 10W30 pour into a rocks glass, 'cause I'm classy like that.

The label says coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. and you will get a mouthful of all three. Pretty sweet and smooth considering that pedigree and the ABV it brings along for the ride. Alcohol feel is on the warming side and not the medicinal variety. Very smooth. I'd rather the chocolate and bourbon flavor be more prominent, but that's a completely personal taste and no knock on Founders

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Photo of tmalt
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark blackish brown appearance with no head. I smell mellow bourbon and a little chocolate. Taste is bourbon, big milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, black bread, a little coffee with a nice oaky hop finish. Taste resembles a Tootsie roll. I taste all these flavors separately then they all come together, starting with bourbon and ending with bourbon. Very little carbonation, fairly thick and very soft with a wet finish. This bottle was purchased 9 months after release and has lost most all coffee and much hop profile that would add some sharp contrasting flavors. Overall very good chocolate bourbon stout with a very mellow bourbon taste that does stand out. Even better fresh.

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Photo of Ssitron
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ghrymm
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge standout Stout. Almost 3800 reviews so not much i can add.

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Photo of WhaleSlayer85
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

KBS is a classic beer. Big coffee, chocolate, barrel always present. Moderate mouthfeel. It's delicious and holds up over time.

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4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnDon
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Look was amazing jet black and nice thick frothy foamy caramel color head. Smell was excellent and strong

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

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KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 13,403 ratings