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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,582
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 141
Gots: 284 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-01-2009

Previously known as Hand of Doom.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Greg for splitting this fine brew.

Large format bottle into a pint glass.

A- Rich, golden amber body. Abundant head with great retention. Awesome stick. Moderate carbonation.

S- complex. Lots of resinous hops at first. Leafy and tobacco-like. Brown sugar and leather. Vanilla really opens up with warmth. Definite barrel character.

T- as complex as the aroma. Straddles the barleywine/double IPA line quite nicely. Sweet malts are something of brown sugar and quality caramel. Tobacco-like hopping. As with aroma, vanilla notes strengthen with warmth.

M- Rich and full bodied. ABV well hidden throughout. Moderate, though delicate, carbonation keeps up with higher viscosity. A nice sipper.

O- This is a special beer. While barrel aged, it kept a "fresh" quality. Something to settle in and enjoy. I'd lay down the cash for another to return the favor to a good friend who decided to share this one.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The smell is so unique on this beer. Right away i can't help but smell the alcohol and bourbon of this beer. However it is not overpowering as you also get some earthy hops in the background as well as the sweet smell of vanilla.

When tasting you definitely get the vanilla and bourbon right off the bat. There is an alcohol burn as it goes down but a nice subtle one that does not interfere with the enjoyment. When the sip is over you get a little of the hop bitterness.

Overall i think this is a great and unique beer. I would have to drink it at the end of the night as I am sure it would overpower anything else after that.

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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
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