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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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:
#26
Reviews:
3,262
Ratings:
12,884
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,527
Gots:
6,819
Trade:
523
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Ratings: 12,884 |  Reviews: 3,262
Photo of mkh012
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vanilla, maple syrup, chocolate, coffee, and wood. Medium plus sweetness but ultimately refined and forgiving. A nice integration of vanilla, dark fruit, and roast. Overall, very good. 9/10

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

Photo of MrZach76
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not as good as BCBS, but an excellent bourbon barrel-aged stout in its own right.

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Photo of Momma_Knapp
4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thmcress
4.77/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BookerT75
4/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BWinning
4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hmich176
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I enjoyed this immensely when I had this earlier this year. I still favor Imperial Stout over KBS, but this was an excellent beer.

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Photo of bdifulvio
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SteveO419
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lalhart4
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of folkstar
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bcwitko1986
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BurtStL6
4.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had the 2016 and 2017 draft recently and loved them both

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Photo of SBlobaum
4.37/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jneff33
4.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJH1018
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass at 50 degrees. A one finger dark tan head with okay retention. The dark brown head is dense and creamy. The beer is an inky dark brown color and opaque. The head tatted lacing on the glass as it dissipated.

A bourbon bouquet leaps of the beer like an old geezer with a spring in its step. Furthermore, the aroma of the beer is vanilla, dark chocolate, rich roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, oatmeal, vino, wood, earthy, yeast, bread, raisins, stone fruit, molasses, alcohol, burnt sugar, caramel, and a touch of floral.

The flavor profile in this beer is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, bourbon, fruity esters, vino, bread, yeast, earthy, stone fruit, molasses, burnt sugar, caramel, floral, and oatmeal.

The body of the beer is creamy, chewy, and thick. The mouthfeel of the beer is full, medium carbonation, and full finish.

The bourbon flavors in the beer weave a delicate flavor profile with immense depth. A rich and complex beer in the flavor department. Outstanding would drink this beer over again.

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Photo of Curt2969
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. Not my favorite stout ever, but a clear top 20.

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Photo of jeffkaller
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hurstrn
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,884 ratings
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