Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.65/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750ml bottle poured into a Founders Doom Stemmed glass.
The beer pours a nice copper color, clear in texture with a nearly 2 finger high white head that has nice retention and leaves behind a touch of spotted lacing. The aroma is fairly fruit and citrusy forward, mango and pineapple are there too with a touch of pine before sweet, rich bourbon takes over that really dominates what could be a bright IPA. The flavors are similar, lightly fruity hops with underlying citrus and tropical fruits start out nicely before the sweet and rich bourbon creeps out and really flattens everything out. The bourbon is soft and isn't too harsh, with just a touch of chewy oak that ties everything together. The body is nice, coats the mouth well, with a nice level of carbonation that has just enough prickly character but finishes smoothly.
Verdict: The components of this beer are nice on their own, but I'm not sure this is a combination that really works for me. The bourbon and oaky qualities really mute the IPA characteristics that I tend to enjoy and the beer really comes across as muddled and lacking something. A worthy endeavor, but not for me.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2013 02:26:14 | More by kevanb
More User Reviews:
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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