Founders Barrel Aged Curmudgeon | Founders Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chrismattlin on 01-17-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of PStriedl
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Deep clear amber. Smells of strong oak, whiskey, caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, strong caramel sweetness, then the whiskey and oak kick in. Whiskey adds quite a kick. Long and drying oak flavor. Boozy bite in the back end. Heavy and pretty sweet. Very boozy. Excellent, but enormous.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtg642
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timc32
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of detroitpat
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richter525
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewery.
L- Pours a dark, deep red with a thin, chunky, off-white head.
S- Very graimy and wonderful bpurbon smell. Also some rye.
T- Holy hell! This stuff is awesome. The bourbon burn is evident early, then turns to butter. Molasses, vanilla, oak chocilate, maple.
F- perfect bourbon burn.

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Photo of Prager62
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery on 03/10/17 served in a 12oz. snifter.

Look- A light brown with a slight amber hue and a centimeter of light tan foam. It quickly settles leaving a thin ring of foam and no lacing.

Smell- Bourbon, sweet caramel, vanilla, char, oak and fusel alcohol.

Taste- Bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak and a hint of dark cherry in the finish.

Feel- Slick and easy to drink up front, but quickly turns hot from the 13% abv.

Overall- This is a complex sipper of a booze bomb. Each sip takes a different twist and flavor turn. A perfect heater on a cold day to say the least! I'd love to taste this with a year on it to see if the considerable alcohol heat dials down and opens up more flavor. This is definitely worth a try and something I'd love to see bottled down the line.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd88
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Founders Barrel Aged Curmudgeon from Founders Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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