This week's BOTW comes to us from the folks at BeerUnion, a great NYC/Boston Beer Blog. Those with a keen eye may have been able to tell right away what the photo is, but for those who cannot, this is a comparison tasting between Founders Brewing KBS 2010 and 2011.
What were their findings, you ask? Why not head directly to the BeerUnion themselves for the answer:
Upon comparing the 2010 and 2011 versions we found that they were a bit different. Founders may have tweaked the beer a little and it made it even better. We had heard some complaints last year that the bottled 2010 KBS was too carbonated and found that the 2011 was noticeably less carbonated and had a more silky mouthfeel. The chocolate, coffee and of course the bourbon are present in both versions. We thought the 2010 could still use more aging while we thought the 2011 was ready to drink right away.Glad to hear the 2011 is delicifying (that's a word, right?) right away where the 2010 might still need some time to sit. I've actually got 1 remaining bottle of 2009 sitting around that I may just have to cracked and do a three year vertical. Then I will curse myself a year from now for not having the '09 anymore once the '12 is here.
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