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:
12,470
Reviews:
3,189
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,494
Gots:
6,607
For Trade:
524
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Photo of Coho11
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Big_V
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joshs555
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andyjeigh
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of underoath437
4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheTinDoor
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robomunky
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick and dark. Smells just like it tastes. Deep dark chocolate with just a little bit of whiskey. A fantastic beer if you go in with no expectations. Not a top 50 beer but still fantastic.

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Photo of cmukid87
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michiganman2325
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phineasco
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: Black, with big tan fluffy head that sticks around.
Smell: Coffee, chocolate, candied sugar, and a touch of borboun.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and oak.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, but on the thinner side.
Overall: Great coffee-foward barrel aged stout.

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4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greencovesteve
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hef144
4.97/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've had so far even though I have only been indulging in craft beer for about a year now

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Photo of McClinton
4.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had my first KBS this week. A 2017 vintage. Excellent. Wonderful mouth feel and not too much alcohol taste. Pour a dark brown black color with light lacing. Drinking half a bottle was just about right. A good beer to share slowly. Looking forward to the next one. I have a 2016 vintage so will see if aging is better.

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Photo of pejohnson46
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Motor oil with a 3/4 inch head. Quite imposing.
Smell: Faint hints of chocolate, mostly coffee, bourbon and possibly vanilla?
Taste: Wait until this warms up in order to enjoy this. The flavors really shine once this gets to room temperature.
Feel: A bit oily but overall smooth, and pleasant.
Overall: Tremendous, This is for the 2017 version. Looking forward to aging this and see how it develops.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass shows a light-forced dark brown body floating a 1/2in dark brown head and leaves aggressive lacing.

Chocolate aroma is strong immediately on pouring. Malt roast and oak join with vanilla and bourbon.
Flavor is coffee forward, but chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and even some stone fruit follow soon after.
Mouthfeel is full, thick and slick.

Well deserved praise.

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Photo of Martine
4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: brilliant black-brown crowned by a 1" moderately persistent blanket of foam. Has some legs.

S: A rich malty base provides a backdrop for chocolate, bourbon, coffee, and dark malt aromas.

T: Layers of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon build the flavors. It starts mildly sweet with a little spiciness but dries out by the finish. Everything is very well balanced.

F: The body is medium full to full and the carbonation is moderately low but very soft and creamy.

O: This beer is world class.

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Photo of mickyge
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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