this is for the bourbon-barrel-aged Black Barleywine at the Founders brewery in GR:
Look: It's black. Oh, and some...actually very nice lacing, not just on the glass but on the top of the beer itself. Honestly, prettier than CBS because of the lacing on top.
Smell: honestly? smells like nothing.
Taste: Cream. Chocolate. Oak. Sweetness, candi sugar. Very sweet. A bit of spice? But not as much as CBS. You can taste the bourbon barrel aging, which explains the spice. Damn, this tastes good.
Feel: More like a porter; not as syrupy as a stout. Sweet, and more syrupy as it warms.
Overall: I'm drinking this in a flight at the Founders Brewery next to CBS, Underground Mountain Brown, etc. Honestly, all are a bit spicy, which I enjoy. they're completely different styles, but this is perhaps a little brother to CBS. I honestly don't love Founders Breakfast Stout (it's fine, but a 100 rating?), and KBS is good, but not up to the hype. I'm a fan. What Odin would drink with desert.