Founders Frangelic Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mitchster on 01-30-2005

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Photo of Seahorse
2.12/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you are a drinker of Stouts,and like Founder's mainstay Stouts, then this will be a disappointment. I had a draft at Founder's on Sat. and was immediately regretting my decision. Should have stuck with what I know Canadian Breakfast Stout, Oatmeal Stout or KBS. Very nutty with a weak taste slightly like a watered down Guiness. Definetly a stout for beginners who like hazelnut coffee. Traded my wife for her Pale Ale. She hates Stouts but said this was a "good" one. Ordered a Oatmeal Stout next to get the taste out of my mouth.

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of ductape28
3.08/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wynn87
3.17/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a strong stout

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Photo of imfrommichigan
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of jrs3994243
3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CortexBomb
3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Current ABV is listed at 4.8

Frangelic Stout is on a nitro-tap, and the appearance of this beer is excellent...a thick white head, perfect stout black colouration, very appealing to look at. The smell of this one lets you know that the Frangelica is present, because it's a hazelnut bomb with some slight roasty notes on the side.

The flavour is pretty much what one would expect given the components: the backbone of the beer is a smooth, creamy stout with some subdued roast tones, while the Frangelica coffee controls most of the flavour with a strong hazelnut tone. I find the pairing enjoyable but not amazing, if you really like hazelnut coffee, this is a must try though.

The mouthfeel on this, above average, trending toward good. It's creamy and full, enjoyable. Drinkability is the only place where I really have to knock this beer, and it's the same reason why I would knock the rating on hazelnut coffee if I was rating coffee at, it's abrasive on the stomach and tastebuds if you have more than one.

Frangelic Stout is a nice stout offering by Founders. Personally, I would never have more than one in an evening, but it's a good change of pace, and fits the winter months well.

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Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LloydDobler
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Notes from black party. Draft

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Photo of MDekker
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders.

A: Amazing head from the nitro-tap - a solid finger of khaki-colored head formed of tiny bubbles. It was almost like whipped cream and a diminished version of it was left at the bottom of the glass when I finished. Totally black in color.

S: Like french toast and maple syrup. Some licorice and a little nutty.

T: Quite light as stouts from Founders go - some chocolate, coffee, and nutty again - not too sweet. Slightly burnt aftertaste.

M: The nitro-carbonation was so thin that you couldn't feel it, which left the overall feel a little watery. No real bite or thickness to it.

D: Really, a well-done low alcohol stout. It went down easily, and the nitro-tap was so interesting that I could see myself getting another someday.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buddyvelt
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of target88
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On nitro draft at Founders. Pours a dark brown, near black on the pour. Very nice, inch big, cascading head. Smell is all hazelnut espresso and I love it. There's even more in the taste. If you're not into hazelnut, this maybe tough for you, but I'm totally digging it. Very smooth and creamy from the nitro tap. Perfect cold night beer.

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Photo of orangesol
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nitro & on tap at the brewery
A - reverse cascading black pour with a tight tan head that holds incredible retention as expected from the nitro
S - hazelnuts and chocolate reminiscent of Nutella, roasted barley
T - very nutty hazelnut presence, chocolate, roasted barley, earthy hops
M - thinner body with the nitro keeping it very smooth and refreshing
O - better than expected and I think I would like it better without the nitro aspect. They never sit well with my stomach.

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Photo of Bung
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On Nitro at the Taproom

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Photo of craft_shannie
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

notes from 12/7/10

Pours pitch black with 1/2 finger creamy head. Leaves minimal lacing.

Smell is all hazelnuts and coffee, but pleasantly so.

If you don't like hazelnuts, stay away. I like them, so the dominating hazelnut taste is fine with me. Coffee flavors follow, along with a but of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Overall, a very smooth tasty stout.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Almost a bit watery, but not distractingly so.

Overall, this is a very nice stout. Though I imagine that even for someone who likes coffee and hazelnuts as much as I do, a couple would probably be enough.

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Founders Frangelic Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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