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:
12,647
Reviews:
3,233
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,499
Gots:
6,682
For Trade:
528
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4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eric_Jon_Petho
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mando31
4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Ekor88
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roofpizza
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevem1206
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of beerman2017
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 release. Dark like a stout should be, modest amount of mocha colored head that faded a little quicker than I thought it would but left a nice ring of foam along the sides. Not much lacing. Smells delicious...of coffee, bitter chocolate, maybe a hint of cinnamon. The bourbon and coffee really come through in the taste, chocolate is a bit muted but is definitely noticed in the aftertaste and a bit on the boozy-side. Very easy drinking despite the booze. Definitely a top notch beer. I don't drink many stouts, but when I do I find them to be pretty enjoyable. Will be saving my remaining ones for the colder weather.

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4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Tasted from bottle. Black in color with a dark brown head. Incredible aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, oak, molasses. Taste is a mixture of dark chocolate and coffee with slight smokey notes. Very smooth and hides the high ABV incredibly well. Full bodied with a sticky heavy mouthfeel at first giving way to a dry feeling. Taste really lingers on palate. This and Bells Expedition are the 2 best stouts I've had. Very very well done.

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

Wow!!!!! 2016 12.4 abv version on draft at Dixie grill and bar as part of their second annual Dark day in July stout celebration. An 8 oz pour of this exceptional barrel aged stout was served in a tulip glass for $5.00.

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

Super boozy finish and great flavor overall.

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4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KalCal
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A HUGE beer. Delicious. Huge flavor. LONG Finish. Roasted coffee and chocolate on the nose with an almost "syrupy" mouth-feel. This is definitely a "sipper" and in small amounts. It's one of those beers that is hard to find, and when I found it on tap, it was a surprise. The server poured it in a 20 oz. Imperial Pint glass! Perhaps did not know "what" was being poured? Either way, 20 oz. was a HUGE amount of THIS beer. Very happy to finally taste this "unicorn" and was impressed with everything about this delicious stout.

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

A - Pours Coffee Black with a thin light brown head with little to no lacing

S - Primarily of Coffee and sweetness

T - Flavorful Black coffee and dark chocolate with slight notes of bourbon

F - Full flavored mouth feel but very smooth and easy to drink, not too heavy so its great with breakfast and savory food

O - An EPIC stout and a must try if you like Founders Breakfast Stout; also do not refrigerate too long! The colder it is the less flavor you get...I like this one room temp.

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4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of marlowe57
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Lardo in Portland. Black. Half inch head, lasts a bit, lovely lacing. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, a little bourbon/barrel. Taste adds alcohol, just a touch hot. Tastes less alcoholic than it is. Real nice, very well balanced, and a pleasant surprise to find it on tap today!

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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