Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Sumatra Mountain BrownFounders Sumatra 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
Ratings:
1,459
Reviews:
354
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
374
For Trade:
14
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Photo of kbrown
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zknight
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MyLastNameIsStout
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Btheis13
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.59/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of VashonGuy
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dshansen1184
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled 04/05/17. Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Clear dark brown. Some dark amber notes. Thin light tan head. Some strands of lacing that slowly slid back down the glass.

Smell: Strong coffee aroma. Fresh ground dark roast with hints of chocolate and cream - mocha!

Taste: Tastes much like it smells. Coffee, hint of chocolate (again, very much like mocha). Some sweetness in the middle - a mix of chocolate and something sweeter, approaching caramel. The finish is lightly bitter, with black coffee bitterness and just a hint of noble hops. But I may be fooling myself on the noble hops at the finish. Tasty and complex.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with prickly carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall / Drinkability: A good sipping and savoring beer, and went excellent with dessert (no-bake cookies). A one per evening beer - too intense to have another right after the first one, but something I will look for again.

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Photo of crawmcgraw
4.98/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SargeMcCluck
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, dark brown with mahogany highlights. Smells of malty coffee, with some nut and caramel. Balances wonderfully on the tongue, recalling chocoalte/coffee malt milkshake, with some underlying fruit/hop bitterness. A tad thin, but smooth all the same - would make a fantastic nitro.

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

I can't believe a brown that I actually like. Full on coffee.
Like my wife said I could drink this in the morning instead of coffee

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

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: Smooth, roasted coffee, chocolate malt, semi sweet, caramel, with a bit of alcohol kick in finish. Coffee bean and baker's chocolate nose. Dark brown and mahogany hue, semi clear, tan foam head with ring of lattice. Full but not heavy body. Not really hoppy but alcohol of 9.0% ABV makes some subtle notes. 40 IBUs

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite brown thus far. Smell of oak, roasted malts, and sweet caramel. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, toffee and raisins. Goes down smooth with a medium mouthfeel. Definitely a winner!

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Photo of drews240
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinggimp
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,459 ratings.
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