Dankwood | Founders Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
What do you get when a big, bold imperial red IPA meets an oak bourbon barrel? A palate stunner that’ll send your senses spinning or, as we like to call it, Dankwood. Rich caramel notes emerge from the depths of the IPA, highlighting strong malt character while the bourbon barrel-aging develops the complexity. A dank, sticky and slightly sweet sipper, Dankwood is the perfect alchemy of wood and hops.

Added by DISKORD on 01-26-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,982
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
171
pDev:
7.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Scottsbeer
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't expect to like this one but since it was new and different I decided to try it.

L Dark brown with a light tan head, a little lacing.

S Pine and citrus peel with a hint of bourbon

T Not nearly as bitter as the nose suggested. Pine and citrus rounded out by malty caramel, oak and vanilla with no indication of ABV.

F Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O Nicely surprised by this one. The flavor combination is unusual but somehow it works well.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MykeJ
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A murky, muddy brown with a light tan head.

S: Hoppy with a lot of pine and citrus, followed by vanilla and oak.

T: Funky, a touch cloying with lots of pine resin, and dank plus loads of caramel, oak, and bourbon. Tasty, but an odd combo between the dank, and the sweet bourbon.

M: Medium thick in body with moderate to low carbonation.

O: Overall interesting, but i don't quite think that the flavors meld together.

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Photo of Nitty703
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle, into a Founders Barrel Aged series tulip.

Sticky khaki head, managing just under three fingers with some creamy clumps, and a cascading collar. Muddy rusty brown body color, slightly clear but a bit orb solid looking.

Aroma is a good portion of much barrel aging notes. Thick caramel and toffee, mixing with a bit of toasty malts in the mix. Hop angle seems a little subtle and downplayed. Faint touch of spicy fruit going in as well.

Palate pretty much sticks to basics. Sticky malt and toffee, almost flirts with doppelbock qualities. Creamy amounts of vanilla flavoring, with an earthy hop bent. Hop aroma and flavor isn't quite hitting the dank territory, but makes a good earthy impression. A good touch of booze to this as well, slightly hits a bit of whiskey like finish.

Pretty solid beer, but comes off more as a malty DIPA with some wood character than anything.

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Photo of swampoodle
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Explosion72
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Beautiful clear ruby red color with very active carbonation and a thick creamy, frothy cream colored head.

S - Spicy caramel aroma with light bourbon and pine.

T - Spicy pine, caramel, bourbon, oak, and a lingering caramel bourbon boozy finish.

M - Big medium body with light lip smacking stickiness. Back of the tongue is very dry while the front of the mouth is watery wet.

O - Decent. Not sold on this beer.

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Photo of DavidRandall
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdog3838
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of foundersasap
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Overall it's very good and different. A red IPA and the woody barrel flavors work together. I am surprised at how little I smell, nothing really. I can look past that cause I really enjoy the depth of flavors. It delivers what it claims with flavors. I will be having another. Cheers.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice brownish amber color with a very nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has resplendent amounts of bourbon, malt and dank hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a generous bourbon, malt and dank flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very well done Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Red IPA that has a very nice but not overpowering kick

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Photo of SpaethJam
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz bottle, left out of fridge for 40 min before pouring into snifter - - - rating/review # 1250)

L: tawny color, slight haze; inch-high, bubble-crusted, spongy, off-white foam... thick, crunchy, honey comb streaks of lace

S: dried strawberry; dense, intense light caramel; heavy tropical fruit undertone, mild floral note... maybe a slight medicinal alcohol coming through, but not boozy; mild-moderate barrel character (remembered after jotting down previous notes this is BA)

T: very malty, barrel character leaps forward; slight caramel-y char flashes in finish; aftertaste is relatively dry, touch of toasty grain lingers... flash of acidic grapefruit at the back of the palate, sliding to the sides later... very delicate spicy note

F: medium-bodied with some thin, marbled dextrin fat, greasy resins... thin mist of lukewarm booze streams out of the throat back up over the tongue

O: heard mumbling of disappointment with this, but I think it's more of a general distaste and unfamiliarity average craft beer drinkers seem to have for red, malty beers... nothing groundbreaking about the flavors here, but I found it rather enjoyable and I'm glad they made it... I'd consider this an imperial red ale (reviewed it as such), but sales gotta be made

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Dankwood from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 171 ratings