Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
12,482
Reviews:
3,191
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,494
Gots:
6,614
For Trade:
524
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Ratings: 12,482 |  Reviews: 3,191
Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage, poured into teku a pitch black velvety looking liquid that allows no light through. A tan rim of bubbles that turn dark brown with a light swirl.
The aroma a light roast from coffee, vanilla and bourbon, oak, dark chocolate.
The taste matches and it's really well balanced, nothing overpowering the other. A little heat from the booze
Silky mouthfeel, warming.
It's a great beer, one of the best BBA stouts I've had. Lives up to hype

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Photo of JDoHo
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of philday
4.88/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brick1981
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenK34
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keffa
4.21/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DustinGalvin
4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fathercharles
4.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a rich tan head and thick lacing. Smells of oat, coffee, malt, chocolate, and alcohol. The taste is nice but a lot of alcohol bite up front, getting good notes of coffee, chocolate, sugary malt, and a smokey wood flavor. This is a heavy beer with a licorice finish and alcohol bite. Overall a very nice beer, improves as it warms.

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Photo of BJIII22
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffroche
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tcsox
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lfrancisco
4.88/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atucker0985
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Along with many of my other colleagues who have written before me, this IMP is absolutely worth waiting. From start to finish, this impressive stout does not let down.

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Photo of Crackblind
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap in a snifter.

Who am I kidding. I'm not gonna add anything you can't read in one of the 3000 other reviews of this. Order it. It's incredible. Thanks

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Loved how it pours, but it isn't as 'oily' as I would've expected. The flavor is delicious though, a bunch of vanilla and coffee and it's ABV is nicely masked. I had the 2017 version.

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Photo of Estria
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vach33
4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MHJeff06
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally got a 750ml bottle into a Duvel glass and it was worth the wait. Not being a big fan of BBA I was worried this might be a bit of a Bourbon bomb but it is anything but. Comes out the bottle a classic dark black with brown foam/head and is a classic Imp Stout aroma. Goes down so smooth for such a high octane beer. As others mention it is super drinkable which is what makes it a great standard by which others can be measured. So glad Founders finally got out here in WA.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours oil black with a solid dark creamy head, looks pretty damn good. so many bourbon barrel beers have either no head or a crazy thick head, this is solidly in between.

smell is fantastic, tons of coffee and vanilla. only a tad bit of bourbon at the back end. smells very sweet

the taste is pure magic. tons of coffee, notes of vanilla mixed with bourbon. sweet and full of flavor.

very smooth, damn easy to drink even at 11.8%

one of the best beers i've ever had. by far the best barrel aged beer i've ever enjoyed. full of flavor, nice booze-iness to it without being overpowering. complex and nearly perfect

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Photo of ZackCollado
4.99/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of robertm2152
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,482 ratings.
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