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Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 5.12%
Wants: 22
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TCgoalie on 03-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the 2012 KBS release party at Founders.

Appearance: Chestnut brown with a thin head.

Smell: Huge notes of coffee with vanilla and caramel. Smelled positively divine. I think I smelled this beer more often than I actually sipped it.

Taste: Like the best cup of coffee you've ever had. The bourbon is extremely well hidden underneath the coffee, vanilla, caramel, and hints of maple syrup and toffee.

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth, not a lot of carbonation, decent body to it.

Overall: This is one of the best beers I've ever had, period. I honestly keep debating with myself whether I enjoyed this or the KBS more. I do know I drank more of these than the KBS at the release (I also foolishly assumed I'd be able to snag some bottles in the area since I live here), so take that for what you will. If Founders ever releases this outside of the taproom, I will be one of the first ones to line up.

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on tap at the kbs release, 8oz pour served in a nonic.

a - pours a murky chestnut color with only a thin film of tan head. leaves some spotty lacing in the glass.

s - massive fresh roasted coffee with notes of chocolate, vanilla and oak. smells like a coffee shop.

t - again massive coffee flavor, sweet carmel malt, vanilla, oak. very little hop character or bitterness, but not overly sweet either.

m - medium in body and carbonation with a fine co2 profile.

o - i'm amazed at just how much this tasted like a fresh roasted cup of coffee. very drinkable and very well put together. a must try if you ever visit founders or see it on tap.

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Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown from Founders Brewing Company
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