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KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge (2022) 11.0%, Founders Brewing Company, United States
1 ratings
KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge (2022)
11.0% Imperial Flavoured Stout / Imperial Pastry Stout
Michigan didn't invent old-fashioned fudge, but it was perfected here. We pay tribute to this time-honored tradition with KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge. By amplifying the rich chocolate notes of KBS using Mackinac Fudge coffee, then adding maple syrup and aging it in oak bourbon barrels, we've created a bold new take on our barrel-aged classic - one that could only have originated in Michigan.
Barrel aged


Post author: Sirdubby
@ Pint Please at Home
1 month ago
KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge (2022), United States
Side by side review with 2020 and 2022 KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge. 2020: Maple syrup, chocolate, coffee and light bourbon in the aroma. Very desserty and strong aroma. Taste has maple syrup, coffee, fudge, chocolate, bourbon and oak, showing up in that order. Dessert in a glass is the best way to describe this. The body is full with an appropriately low amount of carbonation. 2022: Maple syrup, chocolate, coffee and light bourbon in the aroma. Same aroma as 2020, just not as intense. Taste has maple syrup, fudge,coffee, chocolate, bourbon and oak. Not quite as desserty, but still excellent. It's like a slightly lighter version of the 2020, which I was afraid of. The body is medium-full ,bordering on full bodied with an appropriately low amount of carbonation. Unfortunately, as I expected, the 2020 is the superior year of this. I think it's the increase of mass production that has hurt Founders' quality. They still make great beer, but if you try something pre-2019 and compare it with something post-2019, the older vintages are almost always better. All around less flavor with a thinner body. While this isn't pre-2019, the same pattern exists. 2020: High 4.5/5 2022: High 4.25/5