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:
3,261
Ratings:
12,876
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6,810
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Ratings: 12,876 |  Reviews: 3,261
Photo of dmk82
4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shanrath
4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BobMessina
4.3/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CKees
4.17/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Roland7792
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of berto714
4.72/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jlee922
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JustinMc7
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mambajahamba
3.91/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DsntMatter
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark black with a great nose of bourbon. Mouth feel is like drinking a chocolate cake and the finish is dark chocolate/bourbon excellence. This truely is one of the all time greats. I love the complexity and the deep chocolate taste. Bottle was from 2014.

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Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.59/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B1G
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Beerfan41506
4.14/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

2015 version / 2014 Version

jet black, looks amazing!

Smells like Bourboun, some coffee in there and chocolate(as well as spices and berries)

You really taste the Bourboun barrels, some bitterness from the beer, burnt coffee and I'd say some vanilla. I love bourbon but it really over powered this beer.

Mild mouth feel for a stout, a little too thin for my taste.

Slightly let down.

End of 15 review.

Aged 1 year do not recall when it was bottled but boy it was so much more amazing.

Smells perfect, this time I could taste the complexity of this beer and the many flavors, I absolutely recommend you age your KBS and let this bad boy mellow out to produce an amazing beer.

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Photo of FyreStorm
4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chris33
4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dan3320
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of JimmyShaker1
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Perfectly balanced beer. Definitely lives up to the hype. A world class stout.

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Photo of Cdog2cool4u
4.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,876 ratings
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