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:
12,466
Reviews:
3,188
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,493
Gots:
6,606
For Trade:
523
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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

Photo of themegamancave
4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hjc
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WilliamBrasky
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017. Not as deep of flavors as previous years.

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Photo of d5001986
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deegj25
4.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hobojungle
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of 806beerman
4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
3.66/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hueynewton
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yuno
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emeyer
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdell15
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcthfg
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,466 ratings.
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