KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)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): 12.30%

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

Now labeled as "KBS."

ABV varies by batch.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31
Reviews:
3,354
Ratings:
13,211
pDev:
8.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Hmw11
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huffaroma
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In great beers there holds a place deep in ones heart.
THIS beer will hold that place until I die. The fragrant aromas of malt coffee and chocolate are placed so well. The taste is the same great amounts of coffee, chocolate and malt and SO smooth with a slight hint of bourboness. This will make you say aloud YOU SHALL NOT PASS until the next one!

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Photo of willricewillsweep
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kwright
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of qcghost
4.2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of usofarsenal
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ACY73
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IronLover
4.13/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bourbon aroma is dominant along with sweet dark malt, light roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit aromas. Full bodied with medium light carbonation. Silky, lush mouthfeel with definitive boozy warmth. Similar to the aroma, the bourbon flavor, although mellow, dominates the flavor. Sweet dark malt and roasted malt flavors followed by medium high hop bitterness. Finished semi-dryly with roasted malt and boozy notes and a lingering earthy bitterness.

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4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WorldsTop10BeersPodcast
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a World's Top 10 Beer. For now. A big barrel aged Stout that is easy to drink. Here's the podcast link to our review. Cheers! https://bit.ly/2IELj0y

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Photo of JamarcusMarinovich
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definite chocolate and coffee but the star is the bourbon undertone. There are other brews that tout aging in bourbon barrels (and are very good), but you really get the alcohol taste with those. While this one does as well, it's not nearly 'in your face' (to me, anyway). Very good.

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KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 13,211 ratings