540. Founders KBS

Founders KBSYou may have noticed I don’t review a lot of stouts on my blog. This is not because I don’t enjoy stouts but only because I always have far too much beer in the house and the stouts can sit while those wonderful double IPAs cannot. Because of this I have boxes and boxes of stouts and hopefully I will start to get through them as the weather gets colder.

What better way to start than KBS. I believe this is a bottle from 2012 but I forgot to mark the bottles before I put them away so it could be a 2013.  This beer pours like a stout should, nearly black with a thin tan halo. Aroma is a mix of coffee and chocolate and some other stuff that I cannot quite identify. Certainly inviting however I do not drink coffee and generally do not enjoy coffee flavored anything.

Taste is complex with a nice mix of chocolate, coffee and mild on the bourbon. This beer is thick and creamy as a good stout should be. Overall this is a nice big stout but because I do not like coffee it was a little less enjoyable than others I have tried. In the end it is KBS if you can find it buy it, drink it and even if you don’t like coffee you will still enjoy it. 
Well done stout
Cons: Coffee flavor (con for me as I do not like coffee)
Alcohol Content: 11.2% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 70
Brewers Website: Founders Brewing
Brewers Description: What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

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