KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
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4.6/5
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13,349 Ratings
KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American 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:
#46
Reviews:
3,378
Ratings:
13,349
pDev:
8.48%
 
 
Wants:
4,542
Gots:
7,084
Trade:
514
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Ratings: 13,349 |  Reviews: 3,378
Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beng5435
4.01/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichardLeahy
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first review on Beeradvocate. A great stout, tried at the Embassy Hotel in Brisbane, Australia where it was sold as Kentucky Bourbon Stout.

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Photo of Marklar9000
4.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of Jodio
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of PrynneCabin
4.98/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Nick4444
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Houborg1
4.09/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JConFire
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snyddb
4.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zrayburton
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great batch this year.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpictureguy
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sensorglitch
4.27/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.13/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I get it why this is so popular, damn is it good...

This, for the most part, lives up to its hype. There's been other brews I have had that have not, but this one certainly does. From the time I poured it out of the bottle from the time I downed it, it was dark, laced on the pint glass, and did I mention dark...The smell was everything you would expect - boozy, chocolaty, full of the scent of coffee - and that goes for the taste as well. Mouthfeel is something I am rarely impressed with when it comes to beers - but this one was creamy, light on the carbonation (like I like it) and for all the bourbon - smooth. Yes, it was a special experience at the end of a long weekend to sip this and enjoy it.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With 13K ratings, I'm not sure what there is to say about this beer. I can't score it at the levels it is listed here (4.6), but it is certainly a great beer. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the nose and taste, but I didn't get quite as much bourbon and barrel notes as I was expecting. A little rougher mouthfeel as the carbonation is higher than I like for the style. Great beer.

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

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

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

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxarvo
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of trubeernick
4.17/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 13,349 ratings