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KBS: Special Reserve aka "Devil's Cut"

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by imfrommichigan, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Utah Jul 12, 2012 Verified

    I feel this deserves its own thread. This beer was absolutely fantastic. Probably the best DONG I've ever had.

    15.2% KBS. Yes please.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. ROBSTARR

    ROBSTARR Savant (415) Michigan Aug 31, 2009 Verified

    This was fucking amazing !!! But thats just my opinion haha In case people were wondering what this was I heard two different versions one was this is KBS aged for a few years and forgotten about in the barrels and the second is that this is a combination of four years left overs of KBS in from the barrels. But either way this was fantastic and hope to see this randomly somewhere down the line again !!!
     
  3. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Utah Jul 12, 2012 Verified

    monitorpop had it first with the official description.
     
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  4. davey101

    davey101 Champion (820) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    So.....did it actually have strong bourbon notes? That always been my biggest gripe about the beer.

    also, who are the fools who whine about no .rar Class 3 beers on tap at the parties/releases?
     
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  5. MWilt

    MWilt Aficionado (200) Michigan Apr 2, 2013

    Yes on the strong bourbon notes, it was amazing! Best beer of the party for sure.
     
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  6. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Whining about no class 3 .rar is SOOOOO last week. Now there's whining about no good options for class 1 at events like this.
     
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  7. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    Panthers cub stole the show for me, for those that didnt try it I feel bad for you. Devils cut was good, just reminded me a lot like bcbs.
     
  8. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    In my opinion, Devil's Cut tasted almost nothing like KBS. It was much more bourbon without all of the chocolate presence of KBS. Overall, I liked it, but I don't think I don't think it's worthy of jerking off to like the majority of the people thought it was. Just my opinion.
     
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  9. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,160) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Verified

    Panther Cub sounds awesome!
     
  10. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    Absolutely amazing stuff. Strong bourbon notes, but smooth and velvety. I could still taste the chocolate notes, but the coffee was pretty muted. I could never have CBS again if they had this at their parties.
     
  11. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    damn, any way i can get this?! haha how about one of those "secret bottles" CBS used to come in?

    somebody has one, hit me up please!! i'll make it worth your while! haha
     
  12. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,200) Michigan Sep 23, 2011 Verified

    Sounds like Founders put on a good party. Awesome tap list! Maybe I'll have to go next year.
     
  13. davey101

    davey101 Champion (820) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Good party? Please dudebro...no CBS on tap....
     
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  14. totalbangover

    totalbangover Aficionado (230) Michigan Jul 3, 2012 Verified

    Devils cut was amazing, for sure the best beer of the party. Delicious. I would love to see how it stood up to bcbs as they're so close to each other abv-wise.

    Fyi all other class 3 beers are sill on tap at founders today. Just had a panther cub and regular kbs. No international breakfast stout or razzleberry stout (class 2). I heard Devils cut is gone for good.
     
  15. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    Yep, killer party CBS or not.
     
  16. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Savant (350) Illinois Feb 28, 2013 Verified

    i guess i dont understand how an extra year in the barrel added 4% alcohol to the beer?
     
  17. mcomben

    mcomben Savant (260) Michigan Dec 2, 2008

    It's from Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt:
    "Angels' share" is a term for the portion (share) of a wine or distilled spirit's volume that is lost to evaporation during aging in oak barrels. In low humidity conditions, the loss to evaporation may be primarily water. However, in higher humidities, more alcohol than water will evaporate, therefore reducing the alcoholic strength of the product. In humid climates, this loss of ethanol is associated with the growth of a darkly colored fungus, the Angels' Share fungus, Baudoinia compniacensis, on the exterior surfaces of buildings, trees and other vegetation, and anything else that happens to be nearby"
    I'd have to imagine the caves that Founder's ages their beer in are an extremely low humidity environment. If we are to believe Wikipedia* an additional year in the cave would result in more water evaporating thus increasing the ABV.

    *Full Disclosure - I used, and cited, wikipedia to write a paper last minute for a low level course in college. Was pretty confident that the teacher didn't actually read the papers. I got a B, even though he acknowledged in a redlined comment that wikipedia probably wasn't the best source. Not my proudest moment... I hope you can all forgive me.
     
  18. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Savant (425) Michigan Jan 27, 2012

    My rule is always use, but never cite, Wikipedia. Just attribute the information to websites that sound more credible.

    Oh, and uh...yeah, that newfangled KBS sounds pretty good.
     
  19. mcomben

    mcomben Savant (260) Michigan Dec 2, 2008


    Guess I was just testing my limits...

    Based on your BA name I should point out I went to CMU for undergrad (02-06) and graduate school(06-08). Brass Cafe Michigan Beer Night is where I was first introduced to Founders' Breakfast Stout. Life hasn't been the same since.
     
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  20. As the guy said, you can lose a lot of water due to evaporation, especially in beer, there is much more water than in spirits. The wiki article is correct in this case.
     
  21. Pete811

    Pete811 Savant (255) Michigan May 13, 2013

    I have a pic of my devils cut from the dark party.. how do you insert a pic?
     
  22. TheGoof

    TheGoof Savant (345) Michigan Apr 10, 2013 Verified


    Click the Insert Image button?