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:
12,473
Reviews:
3,189
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
4,494
Gots:
6,608
For Trade:
524
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Photo of ryhouse
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mr-jj
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to snaotheus for the chance to try this. Poured into a snifter.

Color is completely opaque black with a thin khaki head. Smell is delicious - coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, bourbon. Taste might be even better - a great balance of all of the things I like in a stout. The coffee and chocolate are balanced and neither dominates. The bourbon flavor adds additional complexity. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Overall, a great beer.

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

Photo of Amedlin18
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShawnL
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruce0920
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aduff860
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Nigslayer26
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Moose90
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle, dated 03/04/2015

A — Pours a deep dark brown hue, there is a real deep darkness to this one. Quite thin and dark head appears on top of the beer, leaving behind some spotty and sticky lace.

S — Smells of sweet dry cocoa powder, bitter dark roasted coffee, bourbon, huge sweet caramel, sugary, cinnamon bourbon tone, bit of oak as well as a little bit of alcohol heat.

T — Tastes like the nose though not quite as sweet, really bourbon forward, which I enjoy, little bit of chocolate, very little to no coffee character.

M — Medium-Full bodied, somewhat light actually, incredibly smooth and easy drinking.

O — Very nice overall, I expected it to be a bit heavier but it was a little thin. Good depth of flavor overall though.

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Photo of Joelhudson08
4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. The ABV is high and breakfast stout is one of my all time favorites from Founders so why wouldn't I like it aged in a barrel?

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Photo of dmn000
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CharlesK
4.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yoda_fett71
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lawsonciv
3.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
4.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Berrymon
4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It was great - a phenomenal beer. I had the 2015 version. Recently had 2013 & 2014 BCBS which I thought were both superior to this though. My take was that KBS '15 should age a bit. There was a sharpness to it that made me think the edge could be smoothed out with a little more time. I have one more that I'll wait on. It was still an incredibly delicious beer.

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Photo of Beefstroganoff
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Motor oil black, no lacing, 1 inch khaki head
Smell: big coffee and coloclate notes fallowed by bourbon and malt.
Taste: big bourbon and coffee, under tones of malt and chocolate
Feel: big bourbon mouth feel, medium body, insanely easy to drink and that perfect burn at the end.

Overall: I don't know of many better mass released bourbon stouts, it's a real gem.

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 12,473 ratings.
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