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Founders Bourbon Del Noche - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Bourbon Del Noche
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bung on 04-27-2011)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by grub:
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

sampled on tap at the brewpub april 28/2011, side by side with the syrup del noche. a black ale aged in bourbon barrels.

pours nearly black but not quite opaque, showing good clarity and a bit of lighter brown at the edges. a small cap of fine off-white head forms, dropping slowly and leaving a bunch of spotty lace as it falls.

aroma is good. hops! grassy and herbal. light pine. caramel and toffee. light alcohol. toasty and lightly roasty. whole wheat bread and biscuit. bit of cracker and grain. big bold malt presence. earthy and woody. raw oak and light bourbon.

taste is great. lots of hops. medium bitterness level. piney and herbal. bit of citrus. earthy. caramel and toffee. light sweetness, but not at all syrupy. woody. hints of vanilla and raw oak. dark toasted multi-grain bread and biscuit. light cracker. bit of coffee roast but still not stouty. light alcohol. subtle bourbon character, slightly overshadowed by the more raw roast and hop character.

mouthfeel is great. nice big body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is great. hops and toasted character balance out the alcohol really well. slightly assertive bitterness, but it works. i can see this one being built for some age, where the hops and rough edges would have time to mellow out...

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 00:27:06 | More by grub
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to posting this review. Notes from 4/20/11.

Pours black with a sustaining off-white head. Lacing is great.

Subdued scents of bourbon lead the smell with some pine hops.

Lightly laced with bourbon notes, coffee, and pine hops. The resulting taste is complex with plenty of bitterness. The balance is also good.

Full mouthfeel with some stickiness and drying in the end.

This is very drinkable and very tasty. I hope they brew this again.

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07-01-2011 02:53:13 | More by TCgoalie
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders last Friday. Served in a snifter.

The pour yields a very dark-colored brew with a thin mocha head and a few legs on the side of the glass. Whoa, the bourbon in the nose is pretty strong. It eventually yields way to a good nose full of bourbon, oak, light vanilla, and more bourbon. Behind that is a bit of roasted malt plus a bit of pine hops. Pretty thorough hop presence, though it's for sure in the background. Flavor is filled with bourbon plus a nice oak and vanilla character. Really quite complex. Roasted and sweet malt in the background. Medium body with a full feel. Really just a great beer. The best beer I've had in a long time; good thing it was soon to be passed by Syrup Del Noche.

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TheBear11D

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

draft at Founders 4-25-11

Pours dark brown to nearly black with an off-white thin head that left decent lacing.

Complex aroma. Bourbon is noticeable, although I believe my nose was searching for it given the name, with more hops than I anticipated. Pine hops are what I am picking up and light malts that I cannot distinguish.

Delicious! The hops and malts are well balanced with just a brief moment of alcohol in the flavor. The aftertaste carries a bit more of the alcohol, but does not overwhelm.

Medium body with fairly active carbonation.

Overall this is well worth having and if I had enough time I would have stuck around for another.

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04-28-2011 17:03:35 | More by TheBear11D
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Tap at Founders. Had this after the Syrup Del Noche. Similar cola brown pour, miniscule white head. Not as much head here.

Aroma is more hoppy, herbal and piney. Some malt, molasses and oak.

Hoppy herbal pine blends with malt, toffee and light oak. Faintest booze. Finishes dry, slight toasted malt and hoppy dry.

More carbonation than the Syrup Del Noche. Lighter feeling, not as sticky, not as warm. Maybe not as complex, but certainly easier to drink.

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04-27-2011 03:11:14 | More by Bung
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