KBS: Special Reserve aka "Devil's Cut"

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

  1. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (270) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    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.

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    ROBSTARR Disciple (343) Aug 31, 2009 Michigan
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    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 Aspirant (270) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    monitorpop had it first with the official description.
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  4. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    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 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Michigan

    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) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    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.
    Zaphog, mjshearer1, davey101 and 2 others like this.
  7. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    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 Initiate (108) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    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 Poo-Bah (2,572) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Panther Cub sounds awesome!
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  10. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    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) Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    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 Poo-Bah (2,139) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Sounds like Founders put on a good party. Awesome tap list! Maybe I'll have to go next year.
  13. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Good party? Please dudebro...no CBS on tap....
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  14. totalbangover

    totalbangover Initiate (167) Jul 3, 2012 Michigan
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    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 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Yep, killer party CBS or not.
  16. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Aspirant (276) Feb 28, 2013 Illinois
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    i guess i dont understand how an extra year in the barrel added 4% alcohol to the beer?
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  17. mcomben

    mcomben Initiate (162) Dec 2, 2008 Michigan
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    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 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

    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.
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  19. mcomben

    mcomben Initiate (162) Dec 2, 2008 Michigan
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    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. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,315) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    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 Initiate (0) May 13, 2013 Michigan

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

    TheGoof Initiate (134) Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    Click the Insert Image button?
  23. Pete811

    Pete811 Initiate (0) May 13, 2013 Michigan

    Loved this beer! Hope to see it in 2016
  24. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (255) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Why put this out when they can poison us with KBC Cran Blast?
  25. myersk27

    myersk27 Aspirant (291) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    Someone brought a growler of Devils Cut to DLD in either 2013 or 2014...can't remember which year. I remember really enjoying it....but my memory is hazy because of DLD.
  26. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Saving it for KBS Release Week (I hope!)
  27. Pete811

    Pete811 Initiate (0) May 13, 2013 Michigan

    No idea how there was a growler.. gone in about 8 minutes at the black party
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  28. TboneRN

    TboneRN Zealot (574) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    Im confused as to why this deserves its own thread?
  29. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (330) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    It's the best DONG he's ever had... whatever that means.
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  30. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Disciple (384) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio
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    I just steal the citations from the Wiki article in question. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  31. Alphateam

    Alphateam Initiate (80) Mar 5, 2013 Michigan
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    I'm confused as to why we are talking about a one off beer from 3 years ago.

    PS ignore my profile pic.
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  32. myersk27

    myersk27 Aspirant (291) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    I don't recall the story behind how he had the growler....but he had it. I believe the guy may have been a rep/employee...there was some connection.
  33. DrunkAl

    DrunkAl Aspirant (280) Apr 22, 2014 Illinois
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    Draft Only No Growler.
  34. Pete811

    Pete811 Initiate (0) May 13, 2013 Michigan

    They should skip a year of the kbs release and give us kbs aged 2 years..
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  35. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,572) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    ^^^^this guy gets it
  36. Ferocious

    Ferocious Aspirant (282) Nov 17, 2012 Illinois
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    But would you accept that 2 year KBS being sold for double the cost next year?
  37. croush

    croush Zealot (592) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    And double the lines & effort needed to procure some of it???
  38. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (589) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan
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    If it came in 6 oz bottles there'd be just as much of it...
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  39. Pete811

    Pete811 Initiate (0) May 13, 2013 Michigan

  40. Pete811

    Pete811 Initiate (0) May 13, 2013 Michigan

    Fingers crossed
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