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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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Reviews by mjshearer1:
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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.

mjshearer1, Mar 30, 2012
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On tap at the kbs party.

A-pours a rich muddy brown with a thin tan head.

S-smells like the most delicious gas station cappuccino. May sound odd but it has remnants of vanilla, white chocolate, toffee and just a hint of coffee.

T-lots of vanilla, hazlenut, chocolate, caramel, toffee, up front with some sweet woodiness in the finish. There is also an aura of maple syrup in every sip.

M-so creamy and smooth. Almost no carbonation with a slight boozy bite at the finish.

O-I drank this side by side with kbs and I just had to put the kbs down. This beer is abzolutely amazing and so drinkable. At around 8.5% this has the flavor and drinkability like no other BA beer I have had

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smells of supreme coffee and wonderful caramel. Marshmallow and maple syrup...yum.

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So much coffee, maple, creamy, wonderfulness. It is so creamy and good!

It is amazing! It is as tasty as any Founders maple barrel beer! And I am at the bar...neesd more words!

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Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown from Founders Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.