Founders Brewing Co. KBS



Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Regular
ABV: 12.0% IBU: 70 Ticks: 151
This beer taught us that patience truly is a virtue. KBS is a big imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolate and then bourbon barrel-aged to perfection. Incredibly silky and full-bodied with notes of vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee and charred oak.

**Admin Note: This is the main rating for KBS, if you know the vintage please enter it in your rating or add your rating under the appropriate vintage. KBS became a year-round beer in 2020.

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Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

Bottle from Busch's. Pours a deep brown to black with a tan head that dissipates. Big coffee aromas with fudge brownie and chocolate as it warms. Some light bourbon also comes out as it warms. More of the same on the palate with warming bourbon, coffee and milk chocolate notes. Warming boubon notes lingers on the palate. Body is a bit thin, but all the flavors are there. Still a pretty solid beer even as it is year-round now.

Tried from Bottle on 03 May 2021 at 02:06


Tried from Bottle on 07 Jan 2021 at 21:41


Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2020 at 19:53

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

Sampled from tap in 2020. Pours black, small white head. Smell is intense coffee, mild bourbon. Taste is sharp, thin, coffee, roasty, boozy. Still, not a big fan of this one.

Tried on 08 Oct 2020 at 10:51


Tried from Draft at Beerlovers Bar on 03 Oct 2020 at 19:03


Dark chocolate, cacao, bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted coffee.

Tried from Bottle on 21 Jun 2020 at 20:01


Tried from Bottle on 05 Apr 2020 at 02:46


Tried on 01 Mar 2020 at 01:16


Tried from Draft on 25 Nov 2019 at 17:48