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:
12,480
Reviews:
3,190
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,494
Gots:
6,614
For Trade:
524
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Photo of jacobdunne
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

COFFEE. YUM. It's a breakfast stout...It is what it is. perfect. Cheers!

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 Bottle

A: Moderate chocolate, lightly sweet malt, followed by coffee with light vanilla and bourbon notes.

A: Black color, opaque, with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the glass.

T: Moderate chocolate upfront, followed by a moderately light coffee, lightly sweet malt, with faint vanilla and bourbon character and moderately light roast bitterness on the finish.

M: Full bodied with moderately light carbonation. There is some alcoholic warmth, but the extended aging mellowed the sharper notes.

O: Super tasty; the beer has a great chocolate, coffee character that's well complemented by the vanilla and bourbon barrel. It's a big beer, but drinks a little thinner, than other Imperial Stouts.

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Photo of bauers
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tjb27
4.94/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Aaashhh
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Photo of vincechan
4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dsimenson
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Big_V
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joshs555
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of underoath437
4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheTinDoor
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours thick and dark. Smells just like it tastes. Deep dark chocolate with just a little bit of whiskey. A fantastic beer if you go in with no expectations. Not a top 50 beer but still fantastic.

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Photo of cmukid87
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michiganman2325
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phineasco
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: Black, with big tan fluffy head that sticks around.
Smell: Coffee, chocolate, candied sugar, and a touch of borboun.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and oak.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, but on the thinner side.
Overall: Great coffee-foward barrel aged stout.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greencovesteve
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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