540. Founders KBS
You 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.
Pros: Well done stout
Cons: Coffee flavor (con for me as I do not like coffee)
Alcohol Content: 11.2% ABV
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.