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)

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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1.08/5  rDev -76.6%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.88/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

In my opinion, KBS is overrated. It tastes entirely like bourbon with no real detectable beer. I like the idea of bourbon-barrel aged beer, but the bourbon flavor should be more subtle and not overpower the beer completely. Don't get me wrong, I'd drink this over and over again from a shot glass. Quite heavy alcohol flavor as well. But for a beer? Nah. The funny thing is, for all the hype, when I admitted to the guy at work that gave me his last one that I didn't care too much for it, he confessed to not caring for it himself. Ditto for a few other beer buddies at work. I'm a huge fan of most of Founders' varieties. Their porters, stouts, IPAs, scotts and pales are all among my favorites. I'll probably try this again, because I'm not one to give up on something after one taste, but for now I'm not a fan.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4/5  rDev -13.2%

Proud to rep this hometown brew!

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4.56/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.28/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - pours dark, but some light getting through Jet black in the glass with no head, just a thin ring of mocha lacing
S - Less coffee than I was expecting, but this is a 4 month old bottle. Still, quite faded and softened. Chocolate and booze shine through
T - Hot with booze, coffee and chocolate in the background with a bit too much bitterness on the finish
F - Smooth, but a touch lighter than expecting. A bit of prickle from excess carb that settled down after a hard swirl for a minute in the glass.

Overall an extremely good beer, just not sure it is a great one. I will never turn down a glass, but not sure it is quite worth the effort to find it.

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

Bottle from 2016, aged a year. Love having a Friday off, so I’m celebrating with KBS. Just a fantastic coffee aroma on the nose, nice and dark appearance. Smooth mouth feel, coffee, cocoa, and a little roasty malt on the palate. Toffee on the finish. Overall, a great beer.

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4/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Lots of coffee, caramel, oatmeal, chocolate, the booze is complimentary rather then overpowering, little more you can ask for from a breakfast stout.

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3.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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