Black Barleywine
Founders Brewing Company

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Style:
American Barleywine
ABV:
10.1%
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Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 4.58%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
5
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Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is for the bourbon-barrel-aged Black Barleywine at the Founders brewery in GR:

Look: It's black. Oh, and some...actually very nice lacing, not just on the glass but on the top of the beer itself. Honestly, prettier than CBS because of the lacing on top.

Smell: honestly? smells like nothing.

Taste: Cream. Chocolate. Oak. Sweetness, candi sugar. Very sweet. A bit of spice? But not as much as CBS. You can taste the bourbon barrel aging, which explains the spice. Damn, this tastes good.

Feel: More like a porter; not as syrupy as a stout. Sweet, and more syrupy as it warms.

Overall: I'm drinking this in a flight at the Founders Brewery next to CBS, Underground Mountain Brown, etc. Honestly, all are a bit spicy, which I enjoy. they're completely different styles, but this is perhaps a little brother to CBS. I honestly don't love Founders Breakfast Stout (it's fine, but a 100 rating?), and KBS is good, but not up to the hype. I'm a fan. What Odin would drink with desert.

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Black Barleywine from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 5 ratings