Dankwood | Founders Brewing Company

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

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:
#2,847
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
417
pDev:
7.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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Photo of Drunk-Monkey-Candyholic
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Let down. Flavors are there but just not mature enough.

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Photo of APH
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stooven
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a big fan of barrel aged beers, be they barleywines, stouts, etc. But this seemed to work. Looks like muddy water, however.

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Photo of torbin
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at founders tap room in grand rapids mi.

Pours mahogany. Similar to rum

Smells delicious. Malt bomb

Taste is excellent. Very malty w excellent hop profile. Can tell this has been barrel aged also

Mouthfeel is thick and dank. Wet profile

Overall an excellent beer. If youre looking for a barrel aged beer thats not a stout or porter this is a great choice. Its delicious. Cheers

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Photo of REVZEB
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a full beer, especially for an amber ale, yet it finishes frothy and creamy, magnificent. The smell is full of warm and somber hops with bourbon, malt and a lot of wood rising up in the aromas. The taste has a complexity that is fun and completely hardy all together. It includes flavors of biscuit malt, caramel, charred wood, bourbon, starchy hops, pine, and some kind of sweet fruit I can't put my finger on, think in the range of candied cherry or sweetened juniper berry. Star is the fullness and woody pulp feel that will put hair on your chest

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Photo of Furlinator
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Atomic Liquors on 07/13/18.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a web of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts and oaky vanilla are preset in the nose along with some hints of piney hops.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts with strong notes of oaky vanilla from the bourbon barrel aging. There are also some hints of piney hops (and a light amount of associated bitterness), but these seem to weaken as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: The combination of bourbon barrel aging of an IPA seems unusual, but this all seems to work out. The resulting beer seemed to in some aspects resemble an American Barleywine. Considering the strength of this beer, alcohol was well masked from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of beermeblazer99
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFreak
3.42/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattpodos
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours caramel color with white foam head
Smells bourbon comes through with definite alcohol.
Taste definate good bourbon taste, a little spicyness on the lips and the hops hit afterwords.
I liked it. Tasty beer. Cheers.

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3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeRose
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice, clear golden brown color that reminds me somewhat of maple syrup. The head on my typically aggressive pour stacks about two fingers and falls to a ring and rafts, but hangs on to the glass tenaciously.

The smell is bready dough, caramel, toffee sweetness. The bourbon and oak barrel are equally strong, but arrive later. Maybe a faint hit of vanilla. Strong yet unobtrusive presence. Then the IPA part arrives with resin, citrus, green grass, maybe a bit floral.

The taste delivers in immense waves. The barrel shows up first then it is everybody in the pool...sweet, toffee, fruity citrus rind, herbal/grassy and resin hops. Just enough bitterness. No joke - this is a heavy hitter on flavor...a lot going on, but nicely executed.

The feel is creamy and lucious, yet not overly thick. A little lip smacking sweetness. A little heat from the alcohol, but it ends on the dry side. Was amazed to learn that it is 12%.

It shouldn't work, but it does. Huge flavors with intense character. It is like restrained chaos in a glass - find it pretty remarkable. There's every reason to think this beer should be a hot mess. I guess the beer didn't get the memo - it is outstanding and worthy of consideration.

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Photo of ScottK22
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdouble
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Dankwood from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 417 ratings