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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
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4.61/5
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12,775 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:
#26
Reviews:
3,252
Ratings:
12,775
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,519
Gots:
6,727
Trade:
522
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Ratings: 12,775 |  Reviews: 3,252
Photo of Preluderl
3.72/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kjmcdonald85
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tankeray
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mrsnakes14
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Tobi797
3.72/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moltch
4.77/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of all4revenge
2.64/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SirTD
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jml3636
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dreyski
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Qdubb
4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaneb818
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ashes857
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep black coloration with a medium, creamy head shifting in color from dark brown to beige. Smells intensely of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of bourbon. Taste follows the nose, with amazing coffee, chocolate and vanilla flavours, complemented incredibly nicely by a subtle bourbon note. This is without a doubt the best stout I've ever had. It's got an incredibly smooth and creamy full-bodyness to it, with really intense and well-balanced flavors. Even though this has almost 12% ABV, the slight boozyness is such a wonderful shade of bourbon that it doesn't feel unpleasant at all. Fantastic stuff.

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Photo of andajnow1987
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nothing to say other than I would rate this 110% out of 100% if I could, and stop reading my review and get this beer!!!

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Photo of tiptop
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Synesthesia
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

KBS is a top tier stout that lives up to the hype. It has a strong bourbon flavor that perfectly compliments the chocolate and coffee. This is an incredibly comforting beer. The booziness of the bourbon is warming without being overpowering. In every sip, KBS feels smooth and creamy with just enough carbonation. Despite the price, it's worth picking this one up at every opportunity.

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Photo of amesetz
4.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dooleymon
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ian_osu
4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, but hard to find here in Ohio. Impressive in appearance and smell, but a bit boozy in taste.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.77/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another beer acquired in Ontario transported in luggage to Alberta. If only had more room! Pours a thick oily black with minimal head, aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, hint of vanilla. Tastes of smooth coffee, chocolate with faint licorice, cherry and warming booziness. Caramel malt comes out as warms slightly. So smooth with amazing clinging mouth feel. Lives up to the hype!

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

2016 edition

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black topped by a finger and a half of dense dark tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass leaving minimal lacing
S: Smells of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with a little caramel, vanilla and oak on the back end.
T: Taste is coffee up front followed by some bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts with a little charred wood. hint of burnt sugars as well. Good oak, caramel and vanilla with some slight sweetness. Swallow is more chocolate and coffee with some lingering barrel with more caramel and light vanilla.
M: This is a full bodied beer with a silky smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is light but adequate and the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this beer is outstanding. The 11% ABV makes it a very drinkable beer. It has good flavors and great complexity which makes it a joy to drink. This is one worth seeking out.

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Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.3/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 12,775 ratings
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