Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TCgoalie on 03-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
5.34%
 
 
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Had this at the 2012 KBS release party at Founders.

Appearance: Chestnut brown with a thin head.

Smell: Huge notes of coffee with vanilla and caramel. Smelled positively divine. I think I smelled this beer more often than I actually sipped it.

Taste: Like the best cup of coffee you've ever had. The bourbon is extremely well hidden underneath the coffee, vanilla, caramel, and hints of maple syrup and toffee.

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth, not a lot of carbonation, decent body to it.

Overall: This is one of the best beers I've ever had, period. I honestly keep debating with myself whether I enjoyed this or the KBS more. I do know I drank more of these than the KBS at the release (I also foolishly assumed I'd be able to snag some bottles in the area since I live here), so take that for what you will. If Founders ever releases this outside of the taproom, I will be one of the first ones to line up.

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Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown from Founders Brewing Company
4.68 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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