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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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4.61/5
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12,837 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#28
Reviews:
3,258
Ratings:
12,837
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,521
Gots:
6,781
Trade:
524
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,837 |  Reviews: 3,258
Photo of bhatch729
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dan_amdg
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jdub11
4.84/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

smooth mouthfeel with dark brown/black color. Good barrel characteristics but enough sweetness/chocolate to balance.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adidaswp
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zavi
4.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jdkas2991
4.89/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amsage19
4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zdizzile
4.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrRB
4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Had 2016 on tap last night. I can't say that my experience reflects the consensus here, although I still very much enjoyed the beer. Dark, dark brown with virtually no head or lacing (this probably has something to do with the age). Very strong aromas of coffee, coffee liqueur, and sweet oak. The palate is equally intense and quite boozy. Not enough dimensionality to really stand out for me.

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Photo of Steveskk83
4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snowen21
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shacawgo24
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.7/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TonyBolognaMN
4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vaulmas
4.89/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cinderblocks
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of baldy00
4.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stouts arent my home or go to, but this was extraordinary. A bit boozy on the nose with a balance of chocolate/toffee and coffee, mostly brown not quite black in color, definitely warm and smooth on the mouth. I would type a just about perfect execution of the style, not to pad the stats but the consensus is correct. It was served in a snifter from the tap.

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Photo of Mike_sears
4.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jps715
4.28/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerman811
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,837 ratings
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