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:
#27
Reviews:
3,258
Ratings:
12,826
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,519
Gots:
6,766
Trade:
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Ratings: 12,826 |  Reviews: 3,258
Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5 oz. pour at Fireworks in Leesburg. outstanding top to bottom. Bourbon aroma is far steonger than the taste, which is fantastic. Smooth, smooth , smooth.

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Photo of harrington_ptj
4.72/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JFCLACK
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Benchmark for barrel aged stouts, CBS is smoother by a hair

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Photo of Oliekan
4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BWood
4.62/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: dark as night. Small head around the edges.

S: coffee and chocolate.

T: amazing. Coffee right away that smoothes into a dark chocolate finish. Very subtle bourbon touch. I'm actually happy with this coffee/chocolate blend.

F: super smooth. Silky finish with coats the mouth.

O: I think this beer lives up to the hype. This 4 pack was unclaimed at my local bevmo so I got a call that they had it for me. This is rare on the west coast and I'm happy I got to drink it.

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

Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very powerful beer. 2014 > 2015. The aged beer (2014) was more enjoyable with the mellowing of the strong flavors and prominence of the alcohol in this barrel-aged beer.

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Photo of Jaz2886
4.2/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSiegs
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big dark pour, two fingers of light brown head. Dissipates and leaves average lacing. The nose is phenomenal. Big bourbon, coffee, chocolate, slight barrel notes. The taste follows exactly with coffee, bourbon, dark roasted malts. The coffee bitterness lingers on the aftertaste. Lower end of full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Super silky. Really fantastic beer.

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Photo of Abk542
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of mctnoyes
4.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ptrck_nl
4.44/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmr85
4.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ztenad
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sooo good....

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Photo of joemama76
4.2/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gfunk27
4.86/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of FalconOne
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoretaxi
4.87/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Maciejone
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Black with tan head great lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and toasted oak. Tastes the same with a great balance. Pretty much a perfect beer.

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Photo of hookahmaster12
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,826 ratings
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