Sumatra Mountain Brown | Founders Brewing Company

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Sumatra Mountain BrownSumatra Mountain Brown
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This bold, imperial brown ale gets its body from a team of malts including Caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of Chocolate malt for its deep color and Aromatic and Munich malts to add even more depth. German and Perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the malty sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balanced imperial brown ale to a decadent level.

Added by drxandy on 12-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#612
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
1,620
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
425
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,620 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of golf4collet
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redleg64
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wshinevar
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TLA
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a very dark brown with ruby tinges and a small to medium,foamy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-coffee beans,light smoke,spicy,celery
T:
-coffee,plums,toast,dark chocolate,licorice,spicy,nutty
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
A really good Coffee Brown Ale.The Nose is a bit too subtle.On the Tongue it's a spicy Coffee Blast.

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Photo of Yooper_textured_flavor
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another great one from Founders. Better the second time around tasting than the first bottle a couple days ago. Solid flavor notes and subtle tones of chocolate and caramels. Sip and swirl to get fuller flavor taste. Good color with nice head. No boozy taste in any part. Another winner. Coffee is there but not as strong as I would have thought.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pencible
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured an opaque cola with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like bold and fresh smoky French roast coffee, with some nutty malt and semisweet chocolate.
T: It tasted like it smelled. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Fizzy body.
D: This was a great coffee beer with simple but delicious scent and taste. The body was a little weak, but the finish was relatively smooth, so it was easy to drink. Recommended.

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Photo of MrZach76
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NathanBeets
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Morris Tap and Grill in Randolph. Pours a ruddy brown hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of caramel and mocha. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of jroof1
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcwitko1986
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Porterpipes
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth dark coffee beer with a powerful undertone

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown, almost black, coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells wonderfully intensly of roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate. Taste follows the nose, with intense roasted coffee notes, caramel malts and a hint of chocolate. Nice light bitterness coming through in the aftertaste. Smells like a freshly brewed cup of coffee, tastes like one of the best brown ales I've ever had. Great stuff.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeverSettle
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of christimm
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with red highlights and a thick beige head with eternal retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of roasted coffee beans, hay and a bit of cocoa.
Flavor with notes of roasted coffee beans, vanilla, cinnamon, red fruits, cocoa, earth, spices and piney hops. Dry and roasted and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with perfect carbonation.
Well executed American Brown Ale with bold coffee notes. If you like cold brewed coffee go ahead.

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Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sumatra Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 1,620 ratings