Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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3.96/5 rDev +1.5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
A: Deep copper and a touch hazy (chill haze) pouring to a single finger of head with low retention falling to a thin collar and bits of lacing.
S: Big malty nose, almost sticky, raisins. A big bouquet of spicy bittering hops; alcohol.
T: Massive sweet malt and heavy caramel. Tons of American bittering for a powerful pucker factor, but not enough to dry the finish out.
M: Big body and low carbonation; big, thick, syrupy.
O: This feels and drinks like a hoppy barleywine; not that that’s a bad thing…just saying! A tasty beer, showing what pushing the grain bill can do.
10-29-2013 13:10:36 | More by mtomlins
3.84/5 rDev -1.5%
Pour: Bottle into conventional glass. A store find, but unfortunately probably rather old.
Appearance - 3.75 - Some lacing but little head, looks boozy and thick. Deep amber
Smell - 3.5 - Mostly smells of hops and candy or sugar. Pleasant but nothing unusual or overwhelming
Taste - 3.75 - Mouthfeel is the immediate impression, but a strong bitterness and malty finish dominate. The immediate taste is something like maple syrup, or maybe maple/apple syrup. Then some pine as the bitterness lingers. A complex taste profile, made for sipping. This might have rated higher, a 4 or 4.25 for me, but the hop bitterness gets in the way of the beer after about 5-6 sips.
Mouthfeel 4.5 - Very thick. Many dark beers have far less body, and this was unexpectedly nice. Very syrupy, which I like.
Overall - Solid 4, especially considering this bottle had probably been sitting for six months or more. It was a challenging beer to consume, but each sip was interesting.
10-22-2013 23:15:50 | More by Brandegee
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,984 ratings.