Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the kbs release, 8oz pour served in a nonic.

a - pours a murky chestnut color with only a thin film of tan head. leaves some spotty lacing in the glass.

s - massive fresh roasted coffee with notes of chocolate, vanilla and oak. smells like a coffee shop.

t - again massive coffee flavor, sweet carmel malt, vanilla, oak. very little hop character or bitterness, but not overly sweet either.

m - medium in body and carbonation with a fine co2 profile.

o - i'm amazed at just how much this tasted like a fresh roasted cup of coffee. very drinkable and very well put together. a must try if you ever visit founders or see it on tap.

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Founders Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown from Founders Brewing Company
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