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

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TCgoalie on 03-10-2012)
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TheBeerTruck

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

08-13-2013 20:08:14 | More by BUNZILLA
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dave122382

Michigan

5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-04-2013 01:31:21 | More by dave122382
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-15-2013 15:59:59 | More by eyemustard
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jrcmlc

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

08-10-2012 00:08:26 | More by jrcmlc
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

07-21-2012 19:43:22 | More by ROBSTARR
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

07-18-2012 02:55:59 | More by MSEGUIN
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Bryan

Michigan

5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-27-2012 21:03:20 | More by Bryan
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

05-31-2012 23:30:07 | More by beergorrilla
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jacob4999

Michigan

5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-24-2012 17:44:52 | More by jacob4999
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danp14

Michigan

5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-11-2012 16:59:04 | More by danp14
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

04-12-2012 12:25:57 | More by BeRanger
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

03-31-2012 18:47:15 | More by mrebeka
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mjshearer1

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

03-30-2012 11:46:15 | More by mjshearer1
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2012 16:41:09 | More by Zaphog
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JoshVandy

Indiana

5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-21-2012 03:40:23 | More by JoshVandy
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Rogee64

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-21-2012 01:52:01 | More by Rogee64
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Grinnerman

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -14.7%

03-16-2012 23:04:06 | More by Grinnerman
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-13-2012 04:15:22 | More by tripledbrew
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cosmonick

Indiana

5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-13-2012 01:43:02 | More by cosmonick
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divineaudio

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

03-12-2012 20:15:08 | More by divineaudio
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Gary79

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-12-2012 18:42:31 | More by Gary79
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moth72484

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

03-12-2012 15:03:12 | More by moth72484
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C2H5

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-12-2012 03:15:45 | More by C2H5
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-12-2012 02:46:18 | More by awdturboiv
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Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown from Founders Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.