Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
BA SCORE
4.61/5
12,723 Ratings
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:
3,246
Ratings:
12,723
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,505
Gots:
6,701
Trade:
524
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,723 |  Reviews: 3,246
Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.2/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle less than a year old into a tulip glass
Appearance: black with decent carbonation. Bubbles of varying sizes. Alcohol lacing.
Aroma: vanilla, roasted almonds, marshmallow, milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Great nose on this beer.
Taste: chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. There is roasted bitterness, creaminess, coffee, and alcohol warm in the finish. The lingering taste is very pleasant.
Feel: Body is medium to full.
Definitely taste the 11% in this once it hits the back of the throat. The nose and finish on this beer is very nice. The taste is good but the alcohol in the middle could be mellowed a bit.

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Photo of BIN29
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally got my hands on several 2014s. Definitely lived up to the hype of it. I'll be curious how the flavor will change with aging. My favorite part about this beer is the lingering aftertaste of chocolate and coffee along with the mouthfeel. Well done Founders.

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

Photo of ChuckS
4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jrob21
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shnsajax
4.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle poured into a Teku glass.

A - Very dark brown with just a bit of khaki head that settles quickly.

S - Extremely bourbon forward and oaky.

T - Lots of great bourbon and chocolate, coffee is an afterthought and barely noticeable, and has a bit of vanilla as well.

F - A bit thin for a BA stout. I would say on the plus side of medium bodied at best with minimal carbonation.

O - A great beer for sure, but lacking the thickness that I love in a beer of this caliber.

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

Photo of Don_Quixote
4.44/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mrfushiman
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of waynebeer
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbgratz
4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of amattocks2
4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrissy820
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VetsPackage
3.82/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Keep getting these 2015s as free extras in trades for good reason. Disappointing only because of the rave reviews this one gets. Unbalanced bourbon character heavy in oak and lacking in the toasted marshmallow sweatness. Thin body is another let down, all around just leaves you wanting more for a beer that gets the accolades it does.

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

Photo of Fantasy_Draught
4.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,723 ratings
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