Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders 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): 11.80%

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.

Note, this is NOT simply barrel-aged Breakfast Stout. It is an entirely different beer.

Now labeled as "KBS."

ABV varies by batch.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12,599
Reviews:
3,219
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,491
Gots:
6,668
For Trade:
525
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Photo of nonny4xs
1/5  rDev -78.1%

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1/5  rDev -78.1%

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1/5  rDev -78.1%

Photo of Vizentico
1.08/5  rDev -76.3%

Photo of David-Schapira
1.08/5  rDev -76.3%

Photo of BeerGnome76
1.08/5  rDev -76.3%

Photo of roywilliams
1.25/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of Dborja1015
1.28/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of Vaison
1.46/5  rDev -68%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I don't really wish to put down a highly regarded beer but I feel this one is very overrated. I think it is unbalanced and tastes more like someone dropping a shotglass of bourbon in a stout. I could almost not notice the coffee or chocolate properties because of the overwhelming bourbon taste. I know most won't agree with this but it was a drainpour for me.

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Photo of salan
1.5/5  rDev -67.1%

Photo of RLVineh
1.62/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer is new Money hype.

This tastes like bourbon water, way to thin to be stout.

All i taste is a bourbon flavored liquid

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Photo of ErikStrauser
1.71/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of portbay
2/5  rDev -56.1%

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2/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of JBatman
2/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of StoughtonGuy
2/5  rDev -56.1%

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2/5  rDev -56.1%

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2/5  rDev -56.1%

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2/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of Pushstick
2.04/5  rDev -55.3%

Photo of EagleAgedStout
2.06/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am in disbelief, this beer fell flat on it's face! Drinkable is the nicest description I'm willing to grant this failure. I would take a backwoods bastard over a KBS evey time. If you want a great bourbon barrel aged beer, do yourself a favor and try anything from 50/50 in Truckee, CA

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2.08/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of dvsbizzyb
2.12/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Tried a 2011 bottle on May 15 with two of my friends on our "Epic Beer Tasting Day". The line-up consisted of 2010 Darklord, Rare Bourbon County Stout, , 2011 Hanahpu, 2011 KBS, 2010 Abyss.

Appearance - It pours a very dark brown, almost black in appearance. Had a very thin mocha colored head that quickly disappears.

Smell - Bourbon? Nope I didn't smell any of that. I smelled mostly burnt coffee/caramel and nothing else. Disappointing to say the least.

Taste - The alcohol is just too overwhelming in this. I couldn't taste anything but alcohol. I thought it would have a wonderful balanced flavor of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon, but got nothing of it.

Mouthfeel - Very thick as it coats your whole mouth and burns your throat as it goes down. Not a pleasant experience at all.

Overall - Overrated! Very disappointed.

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2.12/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was wasted on me.
I do no not typically like stouts, and not a fan of the whole "barrel aged" thing because I don't do whiskey or bourbon.
I was glad I got to try it.
Don't worry, no drain pour, my good buddy Mikey got to benefit from it.

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Photo of CheapHysterics
2.15/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Bottle poured into a snifter. I was excited to try this one and vastly disappointed by the results.

A - dark as night as one would expect, but even a rough pour left a small, short-lived head.

S - bourbon, coffee (but not good coffee, we're talking bad gas station coffee here)

T - bourbon, bourbon, bourbon, and more bourbon, coffee, a little chocolate, and roasted malt. I couldn't enjoy the chocolate maltiness because the bourbon flavor was so overpowering. In spite of all that bourbon taste, I do give it credit for concealing its 11.2% ABV pretty well.

M - nice medium body, probably this beers best feature.

D - glad I tried it once. Left me never wanting another.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,599 ratings.
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