Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
This was released early in Maine along with KBS. I drank this on 4/4 and in summation: "I liked it." Definitely worth $12.99, and if you like DIPAs and bal-aged beers, you won't be disappointed. Keep in mind that while there are still some hoppy notes to the beer, this tastes nothing like Double Trouble anymore. Also, the bourbon notes are very sweet. I like sweet, so 750 mL of sweetness didn't put me off, and I drank it slowly while watching a movie. However, if you're not ready for that strong Jim Beam-type sweetness, let it cellar. Little to no boozy burn, so for a fresh bal-aged beer it's not very hot, nor is there much resiny hop bitterness. There's some vanilla, oak, and coconut in there too: reminded me of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale but with a much better base beer. I'm curious to see how this morphs with aging (i.e., how long it tastes for the sweetness to mellow a little bit and head toward barleywine territory). Fresh, this beer is as advertised: it smells and tastes like a DIPA aged in bourbon barrels. I was a little iffy about this beer at first, but in the end I'm glad I tried it. Now then, where art thou Black Biscuit?
04-06-2013 03:59:06 | More by ElGallo
4.6/5 rDev +12.7%
decent lace. Lots of carbonation, tiny bit of sediment, only real loss of score here would be on the lack of head. Smell was classic Hop Bomb, deep pine resin, with a strong alcohol presence upon first smell, as it warmed some of the more subtle scents started to come through, a slight sugary sweetness and citrus, specifically grapefruit were now there to be found. Overall smell was very nice, not over powering, but did have enough to tingle the nose a bit. Taste was very crisp, clean, and warming. Alcohol was a big factor in the beginning again, with a huge pine hop hit. Letting it warm brings out the malt that was trying to balance it with a bit of sweetness, but is still overpowered by the hops. This was a very good brew, and I am glad I got to try it. A
08-24-2011 03:37:43 | More by mikesgroove
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
Finally opened this bottle. Thank you badnewsbeers for this. Unlabeled bottle, but bottled by Founders. Shared this with klikger, and we may be the only ones to try this with a year of age on it ;)
a - cloudy yellow/orange. white head.
s - smells is orange rind hops. candied sugar. alcohol
t - grainy malts. grapefruit hops bitterness. hops have subdued to the point its kind of tasting like a barleywine. some candied sugar or maple sweetness. not sure if this was maple barrel aged, but its quite sweet. alcohol flavor is there, but not offensive.
m - medium body. nice carbonation. creamy feel.
overall - very nice DIPA. although i didn't have it fresh, it was a fun thing to try with some age to see the integrity of the beer. its held up very nice.
01-14-2011 03:00:04 | More by levifunk
3.78/5 rDev -7.4%
Draft. Clear gold with a moderate white head. Big, fresh nose of juicy hops, citrus peel, sugary fruit, and pine. Quiet bourbon presence that unfolds as the beer warms. Flavor is bold and rich, fresh and juicy. Strange bourbon creeps up in the end. As the beer warms the bourbon really starts to dominate. i think I would have preferred this without the bourbon aging, as the base IIPA was really nice and juicy.
12-09-2010 02:36:24 | More by JAXSON
4.58/5 rDev +12.3%
Got this amazing beer thanks to levifunk, in a special hand and CO2 counter pressure filled bottle.
A: Light fizzy head disappears quickly, hazy murky golden orange tangerine colored beer.
N: Holy f*CK!!! This thing is awesome! Tons of citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, little pine, juicy chewy hops, little chewy malt, sweet hop aromas, little nougat and grassy spicy hops, hops galore!
T: Thick, lots of pineapple actually, wtf! It's crazy delicious! Tangerine, grapefruit, orange, citrus, sweet malts, thick, some warming booze, little malty caramel & chewy malts as well as chewy hops, heavy on the IBU side, ridiculous bitterness, sweet malts with some nougat, amazing balance of great hops and malts.
M: Thick but not syrupy, lower but decent carbonation.
F: Very bitter! Long bitterness with lots of tropical fruits lingering, pineapple, citrus, orange, nectarine, and even grapefruit lingering. Chewy malts and hops also stay with the sweet nectar flavors, and a slight alcohol feel. Very tasty beer, one of my fav Imp IPAs ever! Thanks a ton Levi!
06-27-2010 03:56:02 | More by jlindros
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
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