Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.13/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
bottle picked up locally...not too tricky to track down which was nice. enjoyed from the Doom glass (thanks to Founders for such lightning fast shipping!).
let me preface this by saying...going into this i'm fairly excited. i am a HUGE double trouble fan and putting it in bourbon barrels??? oh boy! i know, i know...,an IPA in bourbon barrels you may ask? i've had a few and they were always impressive (marshall wharf makes a great one called cant dog)...but i digress.
a - brew poured a nice thick transparent syrupy orange with a generous ipa head. great lacing is left on the glass as the head dissolves. solid. just like double trouble.
s - smells fairly meh as far as hops and IPA goes. like old double trouble but with a really nice bourbon glaze a la backwoods bastard. the bourbon is nice, but really tame and the faded double trouble leaves me craving fresh double trouble.
t - wow. bourbon slap with double trouble bitterness. a bit overwhelming at first sip and fairly hot but once my palette adjusted to the intensity i found myself really enjoying this one. exactly as advertised, double trouble soaked in oaky bourbon barrels. the hops are still fairly dank and the bourbon is a beautiful compliment. booze glazed citric.
m - bitter dry finish, but leaves an alc tingle.
o - overall, i'm a fan. upon first sip i was all like "what the heck is this" but after a few more gulps i became all like "hey now...now that's what i'm talking about!" i'd definitely be up for another bottle or two, but the real question is what will time do this? i suspect not good things, but you know people are bound to age it so i guess time will tell (like it has with CBS).
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2013 01:36:41 | More by cosmicevan
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3.89/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Poured into a brandy snifter. Nice golden hazy yellowish amber color. The pour didn't get much of a head at all.
S- Very strong bourbon smell along with a nice citrus hop upfront with slight smells of vanilla. Oak was detected on further sniffs. This really means to please the nose.
T- Nice big hop upfront (crisp fuity grapefruit/citrus) along with oak flavor. The bourbon makes an appearance midway through the flavors and ends with a nice vanilla ending. The vanilla comes through huge when more than a sip is taken.
M- Good crisp and clean mouthfeel. This beer glides over the tounge from the good carbonation. Leaves a hoppy taste on the palate along with a nice vanilla taste as well. Overall pretty good per mouthfeel.
O- I was more than surprised with this and am happy I tried it.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 01:47:43 | More by Tonerelia
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
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