Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.65/5 rDev -10.5%
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
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